2009 Annual Conference

Moncton, New Brunswick
May 28 - 31, 2009

Welcome and Opening Comments

Sheila Greene, President CALL/ACAMS

David Brown, Organizing Committee - Overview of Conference and Social Agenda


Plenary - From Credit Crisis to Recession: Causes and Effects of the Financial Sector Collapse and the Real Economy

Mark Rowlinson, Steelworkers

Travis Fast, Université Laval

Mathieu Ares, UQAM


Plenary - When the Wheels Fall off the Bus - What's to be Done? Tough Strategies for Tough Times

Melissa Kronick, CaleyWray
Plant Occupations Through the Ages and Around the World

Marie Kelly, Steelworkers

Gilles Theriault, GTA Fisheries Consultants and Former Executive Director of the Maritime Fishermen's Union


Key Note Address: “The Future of Labour Law”

Tom Kuttner, Professor, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, Arbitrator


Plenary – A New Hope? New Trends in International Labour Law

Claude Melançon, Melançon, Marceau, Grenier et Sciortino

Angela Cornell, Cornell University
The Employee Free Choice Act
Free Choice Act Video link

Mark Rowlinson, Steelworkers
Making A Bad Situation Worse


Workshop #1: Skills Seminar: Revenge By Cross-examination

Ken Stuebing, CaleyWray

Kate Hughes, Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre and Cornish

Dan Rogers, Rogers Bobert


Workshop #2: Migration and Labour Law: Migration, Immigration and Vulnerable Workers

David Jewitt, Jewitt McLuckie

Joan Hill, USW-Tennessee
Immigration and US Labor Response

Naveen Mehta, UFCW Canada
Temporary Foreign Workers Summary

Olivia Chow, Member of Parliament, Trinity-Spadina
Temporary foreign workers and nonstatus workers


CALL/ACAMS Mini Film Festival

Presenting: “An Untidy Package"


Plenary – Labour and Insolvencies: What Can You Do Before, During and After?

The Treatment of Employment Claims in Insolvency Proceedings

Michael Cohen, Melançon, Marceau, Grenier et Sciortino

Annick Desjardins, CUPE

Paul Champ, Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne and Yazbeck

Max Starnino, Paliare Roland


Plenary – Ten Minute Labour Lawyer

Trevor Ray, Myers Weinberg LLP

Giant Mines Update and legislative changes in Alberta
Pat Nugent,
 Chivers Carpenter
Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures | Appeal
Bill 26

Drug Testing update
Michael Church,
Bantrel Constructors Judgement | Appeal
Imperial Oil v. CEP
Goodyear Canada
Kellogg Brown & Root | Appeal
Lockerbie & Hole Industrial
PCL Constructors
United Assn 663 v. Mechanical Contractors Assn.

Conflicts and Representing unions
Susan Coen,

Wal-mart Update
Isabelle Boivin,
 Trudel Nadeau (Quebec)
Drew Plaxton, Plaxton & Company (Saskatchewan)
Wal-Mart Jonquiere | SLRB Order | Reasons
Wal-Mart Moose Jaw | SLRB Order | Reasons
Wal-Mart North Battleford
Wal-Mart Weyburn | SLRB Order | Reasons | Reconsideration dismissal | Queen's Bench

Legislative changes in Saskatchewan
Drew Plaxton,
 Plaxton & Company
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan
The Construction Industry Labour Relations Act
Bill 43
Bill 80

Bill 42 Challenge in BC
Ken Curry,
 British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union

Internal Union Discipline
Chris Rootham,
 Nelligan O’Brien Payne
Birch v. Union of Taxation Employees, Local 70030 | Factum | Appeal | Leave
TWU Local 202 v. MacMillan | Appeal | Supreme Court

Illegal strike or Freedom of Expression
Isabelle Boivin,
 Trudel Nadeau


CALL/ACAMS Business Meeting and Lunch

President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Student Welcome
Update on CALL Business
Next Conference Location

Business Meeting Minutes
International Society for Labour and Social Security Law Bulletin
CLLA Letter for CALL Conference
CLLA Constitution
CALL website forum
Arthurs Commission Final Report
CLC Review of Part III
Labour Standards Canada Code Discussion Paper


Plenary – Collective Bargaining is a Charter Right – Using s. 2(d) of the Charter to protect union rights

BC Health Services Supreme Court

BC Teachers Federation
Durham Regional Police Knopf Arbitration
Fraser v. Ontario
MGEU Corrections Interest Award

Marjorie Brown, Victory Square Law Office

Susan Dawes, Myers Weinberg

Colleen Bauman, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell

Leanne Chahley, Blair Chahley


Workshop #1: Oh No: More Pensions.

Ken Stuebing, CaleyWray

Ron Pink, Q.C. Pink Larkin
Boom, Bust, Bankruptcy and Beyond

Michel Gilbert, Grondin, Poudrier, Bernier
Pension Plan Administration - Recent developments in Quebec

Alberta- AFL Response
Alberta- Getting Our Acts Together
Alberta- NUPGE Response
Nova Scotia- Pension Review Panel Final Report
Ontario- A Fine Balance - Final Report
Ontario- CUPE Ontario Commission Submission
Some retirement plans are carrying extra risk
Other website resources


Workshop #2: CALL/ACAMS Mini Film Festival

Presenting: “The Take” (90 minutes)


Plenary – Supreme and Appellate Court Update –What’s New and What to Expect

Steven Barrett, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell

Ethan Poskanzer, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell

CAW Factum Fullowka (Giant Mine) SCC

CLC Factum Kerry SCC
CLC Factum Wal-Mart SCC
Confédération des syndicats nationaux v. Canada
Honda Canada v. Keays SCC
Hydro Quebec v SCFP-FTQ
New Brunswick v Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Speakers and Moderators

LIst of Speakers and Moderators


CALL ACAMS Conference 2009 Attendees

List of Attendees


Constitution 2008

Constitution as amended 2008