November 22nd & 23rd, 2013
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

Jointly presented by The Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association and the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law

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Our 2013 Pitblado Lectures delves into challenging and current human rights issues including:

  • Section 15 – where we are with equality jurisprudence?
  • The Supreme Court of Canada – has it now articulated a workable approach for assessing equality rights claims?
  • The Charter v. Human Rights Codes recent jurisprudence – how should legislators and judges assess competing Charter and Human Rights Code claims, particularly religious rights cases?
  • Equality Claims brought by First Nations – what are the challenges under the Canadian Human Rights Act?
  • Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals – what does the future look like?
  • International human rights law – does it matter in your Manitoba practice?

Practical guidance will also be provided on the tests for discrimination, new legislation and policies, and whether your firm needs a human rights practice management check-up!  

The Lectures will touch on issues relevant to Human Rights, Labour and Employment and Immigration law practitioners as well as those that practice First Nations / Aboriginal law and Civil Litigation.

This program may be reported for up to 9.5 hours of eligible CPD activity, including 1 hour of Ethics, Practice Management or Professional Responsibility (EPPM).