These essays arise from a symposium in honour of the late Professor Bernard Adell, hosted by the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace at Queenâ€™s University. The symposium marked the twentieth anniversary of Weber v Ontario Hydro, a Supreme Court of Canada decision that radically challenged orthodox understandings of the role of arbitration in Canadian labour law. The authors provide a thought-provoking range of ideas and insights into the labour law problems posed by Weber, invoking themes that reflect Bernie Adellâ€™s lifelong interest in the intersection of theoretical and practical labour law, and in the institutions that shape and enforce that law in Canadian workplaces.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: One Law for All? An Introduction
by Elizabeth Shilton & Karen Schucher
Chapter 2: Weber, and Almost Everything After, Twenty Years Later: Its Impact on Individual Charter, Common Law, and Statutory Rights Claims
by Brian Etherington
Chapter 3: Weber, the Common Law, and Industrial Self-Government
by Elizabeth Shilton
Chapter 4: Burning Down the (Boat) House: How the Common Law Helps Make Sense of Weber
by Brian Langille
Chapter 5: More Glue than Cracks? Rethinking Weber Gaps and Access to Justice for Unionized Employees
by Karen Schucher
Chapter 6:Statutory Tribunals and the Challenges of Managing Parallel Claims
by Jo-Anne Pickel
Chapter 7: Did Weber Affect the Timeliness of Arbitration?
by Kevin Banks, Richard Chaykowski, & George Slotsve
Chapter 8: Questions, Questions: Has Weber Had an Impact on Unionsâ€™ Representational Responsibilities in Workplace Human Rights Disputes?
by Claire MummĂ©
Chapter 9: Some Unique Features of Weberâ€™s Application in Quebec: The Treatment of Statutory Labour Rights and Human Rights Claims
by RenĂ©e-Claude Drouin
Chapter 10: The Crisis in the US Litigation Model of Labour Rights Enforcement
by Alan Hyde
About the Contributors
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