February 18, 2014

York University's Osgoode Professional Development based in Toronto, hold a number of Continuing Legal Education programs York University has a special upcoming course taught by Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford University (Comparative Labour Law: The British Model).  This event is scheduled for April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2014.  For more information: please call us at 416.673.4670 OR email us at

Osgoode Professional Development's Comparative Labour & Employment Law: The British Model [Eligible for 3 CPD credits]
Much of Canadian employment law is borrowed, or at least built upon the foundation of, the British common law of the employment contract. Yet the modern British approach to employment law has veered in important ways from the Canadian approach, both in terms of the development of the common law model and in the manner in which the two countries have chosen to regulate work. Despite its roots in the British legal system, the Canadian approach to governing collective labour relations reflects more American influence than British. The British "voluntarist" approach to industrial relations eschewed statutory recognition of unions, enforceable collective agreements, and tight government control of industrial action. Yet we can still see the influence of British law on Canadian labour law, for example, in the system of torts that continue to govern industrial conflict in both countries. This course introduces students to key historical and contemporary issues and debates in British labour and employment law from a comparative law perspective. Join prestiged Professor Alan Bogg from Oxford University for this special event!
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July 29, 2013

Pro-Bono Students Canada is currently putting together a Union-Side Labour Law Project at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. The goal of this project is not only to give students valuable experience in the area of law, but also to produce meaningful public legal education materials for unions and/or other community organizations.

If you know of any such organizations that might be interested in working with a small group of students in the coming school year please tell them to contact Lauren Pearce at for more information. Thank you. 


June 12, 2013
Le congrès de l'Association canadienne des avocats du mouvement syndical/Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (ACAMS-CALL) aura lieu du jeudi 12 juin au dimanche 15 juin 2014 inclusivement à Ottawa, Ontario.

Nous vous transmettrons dès que possible de plus amples détails concernant l'ordre du jour et les activités.

Notez cette date à votre agenda!


December 05, 2012

Au nom de l’association canadienne des avocats du mouvement syndical / the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, nous vous écrivons pour vous inviter à rencontrer M. Alirio Uribe le lundi 10 décembre.

M. Uribe rencontrera un petit groupe d’avocats du travail et de représentants syndicaux concernés dans les bureaux de Koskie Minsky LLP, de 16h15 à 17h15 (4:15 to 5:15 pm.), au 20 Queen Street West, Toronto, suite 900. Des rafraîchissements seront servis. Suite à cette rencontre, M. Uribe rencontrera Human Rights Watch au Barreau du haut-Canada de 17h30 à 20h00 (5:30 to 8:00 p.m.). Nous vous invitons à assister à l’un, l’autre ou les deux évènements.

M. Uribe est un avocat des droits de l’homme et du droit du travail internationalement reconnu. L’ACAMS/CALL  a longtemps soutenu le travail fait par M. Uribe et son collectif d’avocats, CAJAR ( et dans la presse (

Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Simon Archer (Koskie Minsky LLP),, +1 416-595-2267, Emmanuelle Audet ou Pascal Paradis (Avocats Sans Frontières),, +1 418-907-2607.





November 05, 2012

Click on the following link to view a copy of correspondance addressed to the Standing Committee on Finance.

JD-let-Standing Committee on Finance and Brief 2012-10-19