Courthouse Libraries’ BC and Povnet are offering free, high-quality webinars on a variety of legal topics. Join Monique from Ethos and Raji Mangat from West Coast LEAF for a one-hour webinar on Arguing the Charter Before Administrative Decision-Makers on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm. We hope to see you online!
In British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority, 2016 SCC 25, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that breast cancers experienced by a group of hospital lab workers were occupational diseases.
Ethos is thrilled to have been certified as a “living wage” employer by the Living Wage for Families Campaign. Learn more about the Campaign, and see other certified living wage employers at the Campaign’s web site.
“The Modest Career of the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act” has been published in the Canadian International Lawyer (2014), v. 10(1). Read the article here. Canadian International Lawyer subscribers and members of the Canadian Bar Association can access complete editions of the journal here.
In August the provincial government issued a White Paper containing a draft Societies Act. The draft Act contains many proposals for reform, most of them likely to be beneficial to the not-for-profit sector. One proposal generated considerable concern, however. Sectuion 99 of the draft Act would, if passed, give members of the general public the ability (subject to […]
On October 10, 2014, the Court released its decision in Kazemi Estate. Read the decision here and read commentary in the National magazine’s blog here. Monique was counsel to the intervenor, Canadian Bar Association. The video of the hearing, the written arguments of the parties and the intervenors, and other materials related to the case are available on the Court’s web site, here.
On October 9, 2014, the Court allowed leave to appeal the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Appulonappa (available here). The Supreme Court’s case information can be viewed here. The case involves important issues at the intersection of constitutional law, criminal law and refugee law. The hearing is scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2015.
The May 16, 2014 issue of the Lawyers Weekly comments on the constitutional significance of the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Appulonappa.
Winds of change are blowing here at Ethos. At the end of April, we are saying a bientot to our friend and colleague, Katrina Pacey, one of the founding partners of the firm and, of late, associate counsel at Ethos. Katrina will be sorely missed around the office, but we will be cheering her on as she […]
On March 18, 2014, the Supreme Court heard arguments in The Estate of Zahra (Ziba) Kazemi et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran et al. Zahra Kazemi was a Canadian-Iran photojournalist who was arrested in Tehran in 2003 while taking photographs outside of Evin Prison. She was detained, tortured and sexually assaulted. She died from her injuries. […]