Author Archive


Allison Tremblay to speak at Human Rights and Accomodation Conference

Allison Tremblay will be speaking at Lancaster House’s Human Rights and Accommodation Conference on April 23, 2018. Workshop topics will include the accommodation of family status obligations, complex medical conditions and religious practices. For more information or to register, please visit the conference website.


VSLO is pleased to sponsor the Migrant Workers Centre Annual Dance


Canadian Freedom of Association Award

The inaugural award was just presented to Larry Kowalchuk and Craig Bavis for their efforts (alongside many others that contributed) in bringing the case of Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan 2015 SCC 4 from pleadings, to the ILO, to trial, and then to the Supreme Court of Canada.


Landmark verbal decision by SCC on class size and composition

The Supreme Court of Canada issued the last chapter in the BCTF’s struggle to restore stripped collective agreement language.


Injury to dignity damages upheld by BCCA

In this case, the BC Court of Appeal restored the highest-ever award of damages by the BC Human Rights Tribunal for injury to dignity in a discrimination case. This decision reversed the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s earlier decision to set aside the Tribunal’s original award of $75,000.


Craig Bavis will speak at Lancaster House’s Human Rights and Accomodation Conference

Craig Bavis to speak at Human Rights and Accommodation Conference


Craig Bavis will speak at CLE BC’s Labour Relations 2016

Craig Bavis will be speaking at CLE BC’s Labour Relations 2016 seminar.


Craig Bavis will speak at a CBA meeting about Freedom of Association

Craig Bavis will be speaking at the Labour Law section meeting of the Canadian Bar Association on March 3, 2015 on Freedom of Association in light of the SCC’s recent decisions.


SCC recognizes Right to Strike

The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized a constitutional right to strike as part of section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This precedent setting decision overturns a 1987 decision of the Court. Craig Bavis, partner at Victory Square Law Office, was co-counsel on behalf the the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.


Supreme Court of Canada Decision – RCMP Right to Form Unions

On Friday, January 16th the Supreme Court of Canada will release a very important decision in - Mounted Police Association of Ontario et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (Ont.). The case will consider the right of members of the RCMP to form and join unions, as well as engage in collective bargaining. We know many of our clients and friends will have questions about the decision. In the coming days we will be pleased to offer more in-depth analysis on the decision. However, in the meantime please join Marjorie Brown and Shannon Beckett of Victory Square Law Office for a question and answer session about the case. Marjorie and Shannon will address the main elements of the decision, the cases that lead to this result and be available to answer general questions. This session is open to clients and friends of VSLO but space is limited. Please contact Kelly Robinson to reserve your spot. When: 3 pm, Friday, January 16, 2015 Where: Dial-in audio conference How to register: contact Kelly Robinson at 604 602 7995 or