Photo Courtesy of Jack Moreh (Commercial License-Stockvault) A new case decided by the Ontario Court of Appeal answers the question of whether an accused person’s personal background and issues of systemic discrimination should be taken into account when sentencing. 

    Many Canadian citizens remain hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite their concerns, the Canadian and Ontario Governments continue to increase vaccination mandates throughout the country.

    Photo Credit: Indrid Cold On November 2, 2018, Rakeem Anderson, a Black Nova Scotian, was stopped by police at a random motor vehicle checkpoint. Otherwise known to Black folks as DWB (Driving While Black), the “routine traffic stop” ended with Anderson’s arrest after a pat-down body search revealed he was carrying a loaded .22 calibre revolver in his waistband.

    In July 2020, we wrote about a decision where the Court of Appeal acknowledged anti-Black racism in the commercial context.

    Elias Restaurant is a Black Canadian family-owned and operated business, with a clientele of mainly Afro-Caribbean customers.

    On January 1, 2021, the federal government enacted legislation and implemented regulations to amend the Canada Labour Code (the Code).

    In May 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) Regulation under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”).

    A condominium Declaration is a collection of documents that allow a condominium corporation to be formed and explains what a condo owner's common elements are and how much they'll pay for their maintenance.

    In Ontario, the vaccination campaign is well underway. In our recent webinar, a common question that was asked was whether an employer could force an employee to get vaccinated. Click here to watch the webinar that deals with that question.

    Earlier this year, Walker Law published an article on its website discussing Bhasin v Hrynew; a case from the Supreme Court of Canada which is the highest court in the country.

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