Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for January 7, 2019.
Decisions covering the following topics:
- Public Law
If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be happy to provide those for you.
January 10, 2019 – Considering Cannabis: Cannabis Legalization and Impacts in the Workplace
The legalization of recreational cannabis brings with it a multitude of issues for employers to address. Experienced labour and employment lawyer Tracey L. Epp, Pitblado LLP, will provide a fascinating review of the legal status of cannabis in Canada from its criminalization early in the last century, to the introduction of medical cannabis in 2001, to the recent legalization of recreational cannabis under the federal Cannabis Act. She will also briefly describe the provincial framework for regulating retail cannabis sales in Manitoba.
The program will explore key issues from an employment perspective particularly with respect to the need for workplace policies that address the use of recreational cannabis both on and off-duty, fitness for work, impairment and the designation of safety sensitive positions. Ms. Epp will also provide a refresher on medical cannabis and relevant employer considerations such as the duty to accommodate and health benefits plan coverage.
If you are an employer or you provide legal advice to employers, this program is not to be missed.
Presenter: Tracey L. Epp, Pitblado LLP
Lawyer – $95.00 (plus GST)
Student – $47.50 (plus GST) ~ 50% Discount
Note: Registration fee includes materials and lunch
Webinar Registration Fee: $65 plus GST (includes materials sent electronically)
Registrants will receive an email prior to January 10 with detailed instructions on how to connect.
Eligibility For CPD Hours: This program may be reported for up to 2 hours of eligible CPD activity.
We read a lot of decisions, and starting next week, we’re going to share with you the one decision that most affected us that week, whether because of its precedential value, unusual fact situation, or some other unique feature. Since we’re in Manitoba, we’d like to highlight Manitoba decisions, but we’ll also consider other jurisdictions when they publish noteworthy decisions we think you should know about.
Feel free to nominate your own “decision of the week”, and we’ll take it into consideration.
December 2018, Issue No. 88 highlights:
- Breathalyser Maintenance Records Subject to Third Party Disclosure Rules: SCC (R. v. Gubbins, 2018 SCC 44 and R. v. Awashish, 2018 SCC 45)
- Mandatory Minimum Sentence under s. 151(a) of the Criminal Code Unconstitional: MBCA (R. v. J.E.D., 2018 MBCA 123)
- Overemphasising Collatoral Immigration Consequences an Error: MBCA (R. v. Yare, 2018 MBCA 114)
- “A Court of Appeal Hearing is Not a Tea Party”: MBCA (R. v. Van Wissen, 2018 MBCA 100)
- Legislative Update
- Criminal Justice Conference: CBA
The full edition is available here.
November 2018 Issue No. 92 highlights:
The full edition of this update is available here.