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Education removed from list of essential services prior to the Saanich school strike, funding for poverty law clinics, and litigation over law school naming rights

Listen on Apple Podcasts With Saanich schools closed for a third week as a result of a strike, 2019 amendments to the Labour Relations Code are discussed. These amendments removed a specific provision that declared “the provision of educational programs for students and eligible children under the School Act” to be an essential service. This […]

Saanich School Strike and Labour Relations Code Essential Service Designation, Criminal Code Limitation Periods and a Class Action for Credit Union Overdraft Charges

Listen on Apple Podcasts After almost two weeks Saanich schools are still closed as a result of a strike by support staff. Support staff are seeking a wage increase to match other school districts. The support staff ended up with lower salaries as a result of past contracts that provided for greater benefits, instead of […]

Foreign Buyers’ Tax discrimination and unconstitutional limits on experts in ICBC cases

Listen on Apple Podcasts Canada and British Columbia have a very unfortunate history of racist legislation intended to restrict Chinese immigration. This includes the Chinese Immigration Act (1885), which imposed a head tax, the Opium Act (1908) which was passed following anti-Asian riots in 1907 that involved destruction in Vancouver’s Chinatown as well as Japanese […]

Diplomatic Immunity, Parking Immunity, and Legal Aid Funding

  Legally Speaking with Michael Mulligan Diplomatic Immunity – The wife of a US diplomat killed a British teenager in a car accident but was able to avoid prosecution and leave the UK as a result of diplomatic immunity. Topics discussed include the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and how this is implemented in Canada. […]

Federal Offender Security Clarification overrides, a Death Midwife, and NCRMD findings

  Legally Speaking with Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 Issues discussed include overrides of federal prisoner security classifications which result in inmates classified as medium security, being transferred to minimum security institutions. This was an issue recently as a result of two inmates escaping from the William Head Institution, which is a minimum-security […]

Jury deliberations and Special Costs in a disability income case

Legally Speaking with Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 Issues discussed include jury deliberations, sequestration, the fact that the substance of jury deliberations are secret in Canada, what information is included in a charge to the jury, information not provided to the jury, including the possible sentence if there is a conviction, and how […]