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Privacy Considerations for School Boards in the Era of Online Learning 

While many school boards in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada begin distance learning in attempt to salvage the school year,…

Ontario passes Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act, 2020

On April 14, 2020, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act, 2020 to continue…

Ontario Divisional Court grants exceptional pupil’s judicial review application for special damages to cover the costs of private schooling

In L.B. v. Toronto District School Board et al. (March, 2017), the Ontario Divisional Court recently considered an exceptional pupil’s…

HRTO dismisses student’s discrimination application – parents failed to cooperate in accommodation process

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently considered whether the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (“School Board”)…

Ontario Superior Court grants interlocutory injunction to CÉPEO in response to OFSAA New By-Laws

On August 27, 2015, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted an interlocutory injunction under the minority language education rights…

SCC rules on French language education at school in Vancouver – children not provided education guaranteed by the Charter

On April 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reinstated a lower court declaration stating that parents of children attending…

IPC issues caution to school boards implementing video surveillance at schools

In a March 11, 2015 decision, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (“IPC”) upheld a privacy…

Arbitrator rules after-school academic support program not the exclusive work of teachers

A recent arbitration decision examined the right of a school board to deliver an after-school academic support program staffed, not…

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismisses special needs student’s discrimination claim

The Ontario Education Act (the “Act”) recognizes that students with special needs will not receive equal educational services unless appropriate…

Ontario's top court rules employees have privacy interests in content on work computers

  On March 22, 2011 the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in R. v. Cole. It held that…

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