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Lauri Reesor and Brenda Bowlby recently published a chapter on Special Education Law in the text, Education Law in Canada: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators. “Education has long been recognized as a “service” that is protected by human rights legislation, and special education has been recognized as the means by which accommodations are determined and implemented for students with…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines authored an article in the Summer 2015 edition of Education Today entitled, “School Closures: Some Common Questions Answered”. The article highlights six commonly asked questions about the legal challenges that schools face when making decisions about school closures, while providing clarification and best practices for each. Michael states that “Ontario courts…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was quoted in a May 20, 2015 Toronto Star article entitled “New bargaining law unclear on teacher strikes, hearing told“. The article refers to a ruling on whether three Ontario high school strikes are illegal, based on a new law that does not seem to clearly ban local strikes over centrally…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was interviewed by Ontario Morning on CBC Radio on April 12, 2013, regarding a significant decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board in which it found the withdrawal of extracurricular activities by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario constituted an unlawful strike according to the definition set out in the Education…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was mentioned in the April 11, 2013 edition of The Globe and Mail in an article entitled, “Ontario teachers’ union call to halt voluntary activities was illegal strike action: labour board.“ The article discusses a recent decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board where it was decided that the Elementary Teachers’…