In Empower Simcoe v. JL, the operator of a publicly funded residential facility sought judicial review of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s findings that its policies during COVID-19 were discriminatory.
In an unprecedented bid to prevent school board employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees from proceeding with a strike planned for early November 2022, Ontario introduced Bill 28, Keeping Students in Class Act, 2022.
On June 23, 2022, Canada’s Bill C-19 received Royal Assent and amended Canada’s Competition Act. As of June 23, 2023, the amendment will prohibit wage-fixing and no-poach agreements among certain employers.
The Modern Slavery Act would require certain government institutions and private-sector entities to report annually on measures they have taken to prevent and reduce the risk that they or their supply chains are using forced or child labour.