Given the scientific consensus that wind turbines are not dangerous to human health, it is time to shift focus to a real issue: fixing wind energy policy to increase community power in Canada.
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
Although federal public servants have always had a limited right to freedom of expression, certain employees have been subjected to increasingly strict policies which govern their behaviour.
A recent Supreme Court decision clarifies Canadian courts' discretion in granting standing to public interest groups to pursue litigation aimed at protecting the rights of vulnerable groups in Canada.
On January 8, 2013, Frog Lake First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation launched judicial review cases in the Federal Court to challenge the passage of omnibus budget bills Bill C-38 and Bill C-45.
There has been much discussion recently about conflict of interest rules, what is and isn't a conflict of interest, and whether there can be degrees of conflicts of interest.
The recent Supreme Court decision of R. v. Cole indicates that an employee's personal information, even if stored on computers owned by an employer, may attract a reasonable expectation of privacy.
The dramatic growth of social media use in Canada has raised novel legal issues around work, including whether off-duty conduct online can get an employee fired.
Until now, ownership and participation in Canada's growing green energy sector has been dominated by private sector interests. It looks like things may be starting to change.
On April 26, 2012, the federal government introduced Bill C-38, which contains proposed changes to the Income Tax Act, affecting charities and how political activities are to be accounted for.
The issue of paying fundraisers in the context of charitable donations has been a controversial one for some time. Charities are obligated to devote their resources exclusively to charitable purposes.