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The Supreme Court of Canada has recently rendered three landmark decisions that revisit the right to freedom of association under section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court’s decisions in Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Canada, Meredith v Canada and Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan build on the Court’s earlier freedom of association jurisprudence and have significant implications for labour relations in Canada.

The issues considered in this trilogy of cases – including collective bargaining rights and the right to organize, and that section 2(d) includes the right to strike – are need-to-know for anyone working in labour relations.

In this 90 minute OsgoodePD webinar, an outstanding faculty of labour and constitutional law experts will guide you through the decisions and their implications. Topics will include:

  • The current state of the law under section 2(d) of the Charter
  • Practical implications for employers, employees and unions
  • Implications for current and future cases under section 2(d) of the Charter
  • The constitutional right to strike and the future of back-to-work and “essential services” legislation



  • Professor Michael Lynk, Western University Faculty of Law


  • Steven Barrett, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP
  • Robin K. Basu, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Sonia Regenbogen, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Group Discounts

2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - Live

Date Recorded

April 22, 2015

Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$175 plus HST

Please email for group registrations and boardroom rates.

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who practice labour and employment law
  • Government lawyers and representatives
  • Union presidents, officials, business agents, stewards and committee members
  • Mediators, arbitrators and conciliators
  • Labour relations consultants
  • In-house counsel
  • VPs, directors and managers of labour relations and human resources

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