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Willis & Winkler on Leading Labour Cases 2017
By: The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, Q.C., B.A., LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.), Elaine B. Willis
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7977-9
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: 160 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-08-14
Publisher: Canada Law Book
Availability: In Stock


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Identify the cases and trends that are important to your labour and arbitration practice and your workplace with Willis & Winkler on Leading Labour Cases 2017

You'll find expert analytical review of key decisions and trends from across Canada and get clarification of the significance of these recent developments. Willis & Winkler on Leading Labour Cases, 2017 is written by experts who are uniquely qualified to select the leading cases and provide concise analysis and commentary on trends and emerging issues in labour law. These authors are also editors of Labour Arbitration Cases, a law report service that compliments this resource.


What’s New

  • In-depth discussion of the Supreme Court’s 2016 decision Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and its recent application by a federal adjudicator.
  • Discussion of the Supreme Court’s decision in Commission scolaire de Laval v. Syndicat de l’enseignement de la region de Laval, specifically, what it reflects about the contractual nature of the employment contract and due process for dismissed employees.
  • Updates on the development of the law of evidence:
    • Discussion of White Burgess, in which the Supreme Court clarifies requirements of independence and impartiality with respect to expert opinion evidence.
    • Recent Supreme Court cases dealing with the law of solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege.
    • Application of settlement privilege in the labour arbitration context.
  • Recent developments in labour relations law:
    • Medical marijuana in the workplace.
    • Opiod addicted employees.
    • Work protection.
About the Author
The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, Q.C., B.A., LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.) was appointed Chief Justice of Ontario in June 2007, following 14 years as a trial judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, where he held a range of judicial administration portfolios. He judicially mediated many large national and international disputes, including: Air Canada Restructuring; Walkerton Tainted Water; Ontario Hydro and Power Workers; Windsor-Michigan Tunnel. He has heard major class action proceedings involving: Hepatitis C; Breast Implants; Tobacco; Walkerton Tainted Water; Mad Cow Disease, and Native Residential Schools. As Regional Senior Justice for the Toronto Region (2004-2007), he was the catalyst for a forward-thinking Practice Direction and Rule reform that was to profoundly improve access to fair, timely and affordable Civil Litigation for the users of the civil justice system in Toronto.

Prior to his appointment as a judge, his Honour practised law at Montgomery, Cassels, Somers, Dutton and was a founding partner of Winkler, Filion and Wakely in Toronto. Chief Justice Winkler is the co-founding editor of The Labour Law Journal, consulting editor of Labour Arbitration Cases (Canada Law Book) co-author of Willis & Winkler on Leading Labour Cases 2010 (Canada Law Book) and editor of O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms - Labour Relations and Employment, Division VII (Canada Law Book).
The Honourable Warren K. Winkler retired as Chief Justice of Ontario in December 2013.

Elaine B. Willis holds degrees from Mount Allison University, Dalhousie University and Queen's University (BA, DPA, and MPA). She is the editor of Labour Arbitration Cases. She also provides research services to the Ontario Police Arbitration Commission and the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services. Ms. Willis has a variety of experience in the broader practice of industrial relations, including serving as a mediator for the Ontario Crown Employees' Grievance Settlement Board. Ms. Willis has also published work in the areas of public policy and industrial relations, including the article "Democracy and Performance: Governance in Canada and the United States" (co-authored with R. Simeon) in Degrees of Freedom: Canada and the United States in a Changing World which was published in 1997, her book, co-edited with (K. Banting, M. Hawes and R. Simeon) Policy Choices: Political Agendas in Canada and the United States published in 1991, and Industrial Restructuring and Industrial Relations in Canada and the United States in which she edited 1991. She is the co-author of Willis & Winkler on Leading Labour Cases 2010 (Canada Law Book)
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