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Nov
23

Landmark verbal decision by SCC on class size and composition

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2016 SCC 49
Watch the webcast, or read the decision on CanLII

The Supreme Court of Canada issued the last chapter in the BCTF’s struggle to restore stripped collective agreement language. Following a decision in BC Supreme Court, in which the BCTF established that continued restrictions on the right to bargain class size and composition were unconstitutional, the Government had the trial decision overturned at the BC Court of Appeal. The BCTF successfully appealed the decision of the BC Court of Appeal, restoring original finding of unconstitutionality.

John Rogers, QC and Steven Rogers represented the BCTF in this important victory for B.C. teachers and all Canadian workers, along with Diane MacDonald, in-house counsel for the BCTF.