CCEL Blog

  • Case Comment: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Makes Finding Re Age Discrimination in Benefits

    13 July 2018 On May 18th, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario issued an important decision in the case of Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board. The Tribunal found that terminating an employee’s health, dental and insurance benefits at age 65 is unconstitutional. This blog summarizes the case and discusses its significance. Summary of the Case […]   Read More

  • New Brunswick seeks feedback on proposals for enduring powers of attorney legislation

    28 June 2018 The Legislative Services Branch (LSB) of the Office of the Attorney General (New Brunswick) is currently working on proposals for powers of attorney legislation. The LSB released Law Reform Notes #40 in December 2017 and Law Reform Notes #41 in May 2018. Both issues of the notes discuss the LSB’s proposals for powers of attorney […]   Read More

  • OECD Policy Forum and Ministerial Meeting on Social Policy – An overview

    23 May 2018 On May 14 -15, 2018 the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Policy Forum and Ministerial Meeting on Social Policy was held in Montreal, Quebec.  This was the first time that the forum was held outside of Paris. Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos co-hosted the event with OECD Secretary General Angel […]   Read More

  • National Dementia Conference 2018: A word from CCEL Staff Lawyer, Valerie Le Blanc

    23 May 2018 On May 14–15, 2018, the Public Health Agency of Canada brought together approximately 190 stakeholders from across Canada to participate in a two-day National Dementia Conference: Informing and Inspiring a National Dementia Strategy in Ottawa, Ontario. Hosted by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, the conference fulfills one of the two key components of […]   Read More

  • Meet Summer Research Assistant Gurinder Cheema

    22 May 2018 My name is Gurinder Cheema. In the fall, I will begin my third year at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. During my second year, I was a part of the faculty’s Law Co-op Program. As part of the Law Co-op Program, I completed a work term at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. While […]   Read More

  • IRPP Provides Interpretations for Canadian MAiD Legislation

    9 May 2018 On March 1st, 2018, the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) released its report titled Interpreting Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation (the Report). The Report aims to clarify the current confusion surrounding the application of the criminal law related to medical assistance in dying (MAiD), in particular to help explain the eligibility criteria […]   Read More

  • Building an Intergenerational Workplace and Avoiding Age Discrimination

    30 April 2018 “People don’t want to hire you. Because you are older they think you’re going to get sick and cost them money, or you are too old to learn new technologies. There is a lot of ageism.”1 Older Women’s Dialogue Project Consultation participant I imagine we have all heard the expression: You can’t teach an old […]   Read More

  • Ontario Superior Court Rules on the Capacity to Marry

    13 March 2018 In December 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled on Hunt v Worrod, 2017 ONSC 7397 (Hunt), wherein the family of a man suffering from a brain injury sought annulment of what the media called a “predatory marriage.” Mr. Hunt was injured in an ATV accident, causing serious brain injury and an 18-day coma. In […]   Read More

  • Introducing our Pro Bono Law Student Volunteer: Tanya Thakur

    2 February 2018 My name is Tanya Thakur. I am currently a third-year law student at UBC. I am excited to assist the BC Adult Abuse and Neglect Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) as part of my Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) placement. My role is to update the Canadian Centre for Elder Law’s Elder and Guardianship Mediation Report […]   Read More

  • Community Legal Assistance Society Publishes Report on BC’s Mental Health System

    22 January 2018 On November 29, 2017, Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) published its report “Operating in Darkness: BC’s Mental Health Act Detention System”, and an accompanying press release. The report details the deprivation of rights faced by mental health patients who are involuntarily admitted under the current BC Mental Health Act. The use of restraints and seclusion, […]   Read More

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