2020 Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11 - 14, 2020

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September 25, 2020

In anticipation of the Membership Meeting scheduled for September 26, 2020 (tomorrow), we are providing all members a copy of the relevant documents for the membership meeting (below). Although the educational part of the meeting is open to all members (regular, students, retired), only regular members will be admitted to the business meeting (budget, constitutional amendments), in accordance with the constitutional requirements.

To login, you can use the following information:


Meeting ID: 992 3608 9679

Password: 759090

April 14, 2020

The CALL conference scheduled for June in Halifax has to be cancelled. We were informed that under the force majeure clause in our contract, CALL will now receive their full refund from the Westin Hotel in Halifax and if you booked a hotel room you will receive the cancellation notice from the Hotel shortly. We hope to rebook in Halifax for 2022 as the local committee had a fabulous conference planned. 

All CALL members will be fully refunded by CALL for the Conference registration fees and we will be making these arrangements shortly. 

Given all the uncertainty around COVID 19 and competing work and financial demands on our members in this volunteer run association, it is not feasible to postpone to a fall conference or a virtual conference. Instead we hope everyone will put their energies into the 2021 conference in Saskatchewan for next year and have it twice as good. 

We thank everyone on the local committee as well as the agenda and other committees who were working hard on the conference for all their excellent work.   


February 4, 2020

The 2020 CALL/ACAMS Annual Conference will take place in Halifax, June 11-14, at the Westin Nova Scotian. At the bottom of this email you will find a link to register in our room block at the hotel. Childcare will be available, with advance notice only, at no charge during the Conference proceedings.

This year's Conference will present a comprehensive, critical and timely review of legal issues of significance to all those who represent and provide legal counsel to trade unions. The Conference will feature many of the country's leading labour lawyers and academics, including practitioners who have argued many of the cases to be discussed. There will be a mixture of plenaries and workshops, with simultaneous interpretation in both French and English for all sessions (approval is being sought to accredit sessions for mandatory legal education credits).

The Conference's Theme is "The Only Constant is Change: Labour Law in an Age of Disruption". Specific Topics will include:

·      10 Minute Labour Lawyer – An Overview of Significant Labour Law Cases of the Past Year

·      ABC's of Collective Bargaining

·      Whatever Happened to Freedom of Association?

·      Privacy in the Digital Era

·      Ethics and Professional Development for Labour Lawyers

·     (Still) Precarious – the New Economy of Work

·      Supreme and Appellate Court Update

The Conference will take place at the Westin near the waterfront in downtown Halifax. There will, of course, be the much-anticipated social activities, including a cocktail reception at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and an evening of dining and dancing at Pier 21 (the Canadian Museum of Immigration). In addition, on Thursday afternoon, there is an optional Peoples' History Tour of Halifax [K’jipuktuk] - a bus tour run by a local non-profit that tells the real history of a city that has always been a space of social struggle. With stops at the lesser known sites and analysis not present in the dominant narratives, this tour will be a journey through the history of oppression, rebellion, colonization and reclamation.

Click here to register: https://forms.gle/9XeE98FMs7eb1WRGA

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax!