Symposium: Is There a Constitutional Right to Strike in Canada?

Background Material - Cases and Commentary

  1. The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in BC Health Services, June 2007. (PDF)
  2. The decision of the Ontario court of Appeal in Fraser v AG Ontario, November 2008. (Appeal to be heard by the SCC on December 17,2009). (Large PDF)
  3. Brian Etherington, "The B.C. Health Services and Support Decision - The Constitutionalization of a Right to Bargain Collectively in Canada: Where did it come from and where will it lead?" (2009), 30 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 715. (PDF)
  4. Brian Langille,"The Freedom of Association Mess: How we got into it and how we can get out of it." (2009), 54 McGill Law Journal 177-215. (PDF)
  5. Judy Fudge,  "The Supreme Court of Canada and the Right to Bargain Collectively: The Implications of the Health Services and Support case in Canada and Beyond" 37 (1) Industrial Law Journal  25-48 (2008) (PDF)
  6. Judy Fudge, "Conceptualizing Collective Bargaining Under the Charter: The Enduring Problem of Substantive Equality"  (Sup. Ct. L. Rev.) (PDF)
  7. Canadian Labour Congress, Fraser v AG Ont Factum (in Supreme Court of Canada.) (Large PDF)
  8. Brian Langille, "Why Are Canadian Judges Drafting Labor Codes - And Constitutionalizing the Wagner Act Model?" (A Comment on Fraser v AG Ontario) (PDF)
  9. Robert Charney, "Freedom of Majoritarian Exclusivity and Why Ms Clitheroe Should Have Joined a Union" (PDF)
  10. Roy Adams, "Fraser v Ontario: A Comment" (PDF)
  11. Roy Adams, "Prospects...after BC Health Services" (PDF)