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ISBN: 9781552212912-08

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What Fraser Means For Labour Rights in Canada

From: Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada


Considers the mark that Fraser left on labour rights in Canada, focusing on the doctrinal and practical implications of the Fraser majority’s reasons, its impact on litigation discourse and strategy, as well as the majority versus Rothstein debate.


Steven Barrett

Steven Barrett practices in the areas of labour, administrative, and constitutional law. He joined Sack Goldblatt Mitchell in 1985, has been a partner since 1988, and has served as managing partner since 2006. In addition to litigating before a variety of labour and administrative tribunals, representing trade unions and employee associations in collective bargaining negotiations and interest arbitration in the broader public sector, and arguing many judicial review applications and appeals before Ontario courts, Steven has an active practice litigating under the Charter, including appearing as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada in various freedom of association cases (Delisle, Dunmore, Health Services, and Fraser).

Ethan Poskanzer

Ethan Poskanzer is a partner at Sack Goldblatt Mitchell with a research-based practice. He has been involved in the preparation of legal cases before administrative tribunals and all levels of courts, primarily in cases relating to labour, administrative, and constitutional law. Ethan obtained both his BA and LLB from the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979.