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Considering Key Charter and Human Rights Developments in Education Law

  • June 01, 2018
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

On April 4, 2018, the OBA Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section with the OBA Education Law Section hosted a panel to discuss key Charter and human rights developments in education law.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Education Law, Student Forum

Approaches to Inclusive Education in Ontario at OBA Institute

  • May 18, 2018
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

On February 7, 2018, the OBA Education Law Section held a panel discussion entitled "Education for All Students: Diversity and Inclusion in Education” as part of OBA Institute 2018. The panel brought together government, education and legal professionals to discuss how education professionals can help ensure schools are inclusive places for all students.

Education Law, Student Forum

Human Rights Tribunal Considers Whether Special Needs Child Can Bring his Service Dog to School

  • October 06, 2017
  • Dianne E. Jozefacki

The HRTO recently released a decision that it did not amount to discrimination under the Human Rights Code for a School Board to deny a student's request to have his autism assistance guide dog accompany him to school. This decision contains important guidance for practitioners about discrimination in the context of providing educational services, its relation to service animals, and the importance of the evidentiary foundation of your case.

Education Law

The Ontario Ombudsman in the education sector

  • July 06, 2017
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

On June 27, 2017, the Ontario Ombudsman, Paul Dubé, released his annual report. Among the stories and statistics in the report are three sections related specifically to education in Ontario.

Education Law

Ontario Court Upholds School Board's Decision to Deny Permission to Remove Childre from Class to Avoid "False Teachings", Dismisses Charter Breach Claim

  • January 30, 2017
  • Giovanna Di Sauro

In E.T. v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice declined to issue a declaration as to parental authority, dismissed the applicant’s request for an order of accommodation, and found it had no jurisdiction to deal with the applicant’s claim of discrimination under the Human Rights Code.

Education Law

BC Teachers Win Landmark Ruling at the Supreme Court

  • January 30, 2017
  • Maddie Axelrod

The Supreme Court of Canada, in a rare decision issued from the bench on the same day that the case was heard, overturned the BC Court of Appeal concluding that Bill 22, which limited the right to bargain class size and composition, violated teachers' freedom of association.

Education Law