March 10, 2014

Last February 18, CALL’s National Labor Relations Committee (NLRC) submitted a recommendation to Council that CALL apply to intervene before the SCC  in the Saskatchewan case. Council approved this recommendation and the firm Caley, Wray will prepare the submission pro bono with CALL paying the disbursements. The submission will be posted on our website in the members only section when it is completed and we will keep you informed of the outcome of the submission. This is the first time that CALL seeks to intervene in litigation.

Johanne Drolet
President CALL

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

The 2014 Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers / Association Canadienne des Avocats du Mouvement Syndical (CALL / ACAMS) will be held from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday June 15 inclusive in Ottawa, Ontario.

Further details concerning the agenda and the events will follow as soon as possible.
Please mark your calendars. 


December 05, 2012

On behalf of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers / Association candienne des avocats du movement syndical, we’re writing to invite you to meet with  Mr. Alirio Uribe on Monday December 10.

Mr. Uribe will be meeting with a smaller group of interested labour lawyers and trade unionists at the offices of Koskie Minky LLP from 4:15 to 5:15 pm, 20 Queen Street West, Toronto Suite 900. Refreshments will be served. Following this meeting, Mr. Uribe will be meeting with Human Rights Watch at the Law Society of Upper Canada from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. We invite you to attend one or both events.

Mr. Uribe is an internationally-renowned human rights and labour lawyer,. CALL/ACAMS has long supported work done by Mr. Uribe and his lawyers collective, CAJAR ( and in press (

If you would like more information please contact: Simon Archer (Koskie Minsky LLP),, +1 416-595-2267 or Emmanuelle Audet or Pascal Paradis (Avocats Sans Frontieres),,, +1 418-907-2607.