In City of Toronto v. Josephs, the Divisional Court reviewed a recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) and specifically addressed the question of a service provider’s liability for harassment issues arising between customers. In so doing, the Court has provided useful guidance for organizations that provide services to the public, and…
Ontario Legislature Adjourns Until September 11, 2017
On June 1, 2017, the Ontario Legislature adjourned for the summer break. It is scheduled to resume sitting on September 11, 2017.
Ontario Legislative Assembly Adjourns Until September 14, 2015
On June 4, 2015, the Legislature adjourned for the summer break. It is scheduled to resume sitting on September 14, 2015.
Alberta Legislature Prorogues
On September 18, 2014, the Alberta government prorogued until November 17, 2014, bringing all business and legislation on the Order Paper before the Legislative Assembly to an end. The government’s announcement indicates that it does not intend to re-introduce Bill 9, the Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act or Bill 10, the Employment Pension (Private…
Ontario Passes Budget Bill, Adjourns
On July 24, 2014, the Ontario government passed Bill 14, Building Opportunity and Securing Our Future Act (Budget Measures), 2014, and the House adjourned for the summer break. It will resume sitting in October. More information on Bill 14 and its impact on your organization is available in our FTR Now of July 17, 2014, “Ontario…
Provincial Parliament Dissolved; General Election on June 12, 2014
On May 2, 2014, the 40th Parliament of Ontario was dissolved. As a result, all outstanding business before the Legislative Assembly, including all government and Private Members’ Bills, expired on the Order Paper. Parliament will reconvene following the general election, which has been set for June 12, 2014. More information is available in our FTR…
HRSDC Renamed Department of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
The Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (commonly known as “HRSDC”) has been rebranded as the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”). As previously reported, this change was implemented by the coming into force of Bill C-4, the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2.
Ontario Legislative Assembly Adjourns Until February 18, 2014
On December 12, 2013, the House adjourned for the winter break. It is scheduled to resume sitting on February 18, 2014.
On December 13, 2013, the House of Commons adjourned for the winter break. It is scheduled to resume sitting on January 27, 2014.
Parliament Prorogues until October 16th
Upon the request of the Prime Minister, the Governor General officially prorogued Parliament today. The next session of Parliament is scheduled to begin on October 16, 2013, with a Speech from the Throne. As described in our previous post – Parliament to be Prorogued – all Government Bills have “died on the Order Paper,” and…