OMHRA Summer ECHO Newsletter Features Two Articles by Jessica Toldo
The Summer 2018 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Jessica Toldo.
In the article “Landmark Decision Finds FIPPA’s Delay / Block of Public Access to Adjudicative Records of Administrative Tribunals Unconstitutional,” Jessica discusses the Toronto Star v AG Ontario case where a landmark decision prompted by the Toronto Star, the Superior Court of Justice found that denying journalists the right to access Ontario’s administrative tribunal records pursuant to section 21(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”) is a constitutional violation of the “open courts” principle embedded within section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”), and cannot be justified.
The other article authored by Jessica, “Hashing Out Employer Responsibilities: Consideration for the Legalization of Marijuana and Accommodation of Medical Marijuana,” explores how municipal employers should proceed in view of the federal legislation intending to legalize the use and sale of marijuana. When accommodating the use of medical marijuana, municipal employers have the right to ask for supporting medical documentation addressing the use during working hours.