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Carmela Allevato
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Visit www.aqwlaw.ca for current blog posts
The content of this blog has migrated to the webpage of the law firm Allevato Quail & Worth which can be found at www.aqwlaw.ca .  Please visit us there.  
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Right to Strike Protected by the Charter
Today the Supreme Court of Canada issued the decision in the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour case on the right to strike---and yes, it is constitutionally protected. The case can be found at the SCC website at http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/i...
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Discrimination on the basis of family status
This blog post also available Quail Worth & Allevato law blog I had occasion to participate on a panel at the Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector 2014 Conference organized by Lancaster House. The panel, “What’s on the Bargaining Table: Emerging Issues, ...
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I've joined Quail Worth & Allevato
Please check our firm's blog at Quail Worth & Allevato for commentaries and updates.
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LNG and provincial taxes
Taxing LNG Exports Energy lawyer Jim Quail of Quail & Worth argues that the provincial government will not be able to tax liquefied natural gas exports in a blog post at http://qwlaw.ca/qw-law-blog .  An interesting read.
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Quail & Worth--- new law firm
Check out Quail & Worth, Barristers & Solicitors    the best new labour and regulatory law firm in Vancouver !  
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Estoppel
I'm often asked to explain the doctrine of estoppel and how it applies in the labour relations context.  I found this nice quote in University Health Network v. Ontario Nurses Association   issued two weeks ago: 54. Both parties referred to the recent Supre...
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More Discipline Arbitration Awards-- denials of wrongdoing, failure to show remorse and excessive internet usage
1) FortisBC Energy Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 213, [2011] B.C.C.A.A.A. No 130 (No. A-086/11) The grievor was dismissed for having a prostitute in a company vehicle during work time. This case is interesting for its discus...
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Certification--Continuous Work Process and scope of the bargaining unit
In Ming Pao v. CEP Local 2000  issued on February 7, 2012 the Labour Relations Board upheld the dismissal of the employer's objection to the certification of  press-room employees. While confirming that employees in one continuous work process are included ...
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Failure to prove source of marijuana odour overturns a 30 days suspension
Below is Diane Maclean's summary of  Arbitrator Ronald Keras' decision issued January 23, 2012 in British Columbia Maritime Employer’s Association v. International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Canada, 2012 CanLII 5484 (BC LA) .   The case is a good illust...
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