Thursday, August 9, 2007
Michael Lynx (
[T]he 5th annual Labour Law Lecture and Conference [will be] at the University of
Western Ontario, in bucolic London, Ontario (half-way between Detroit and Toronto), on 26 and 27 October. The website for the Lecture and Conference, with registration forms, is [here].
The theme of this year's Lecture and Conference will be: The Charter and Human Rights at Work: 25 Years Later. For our American friends, the title refers to the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which, among many other things, has influenced a revolution in human rights culture in Canadian labour law and industrial relations.
The Chief Justice of Canada, The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, will deliver the 5th annual Koskie Minsky University Lecture in Labour Law, on the theme of the Charter and the workplace. She co-authored the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in June (British Columbia Health Services) which has significantly expanded the access of trade unions to the constitutional right of freedom of association. The Honourable Donald Johnston, the former Secretary-General of the OECD in
Paris (1995-2005), will be speaking at the Conference's conclusion. As well, a number of leading Canadian labour law scholars will be presenting papers at the Conference.
Sounds like a great conference!