420: Marijuana in the workplace

One of the biggest challenges that Canadian workplaces face in 2018 is the increase in use of marijuana with legalization imminent and increasing use of medical marijuana. Unions are faced with members concerns, employer drug testing policies, and human rights issues surrounding accommodation and addiction. VSLO has extensive experience in this field.


VSLO is pleased to sponsor 2018 Equality Breakfast

Once again VSLO is pleased to sponsor West Coast LEAF's 2018 Equality Breakfast and we look forward to seeing many friends and colleagues on March 9, 2018. For more information about this event that supports women's equality, please visit West Coast LEAF.


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.