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October 2, 2020

Court of Appeal quashes sexual assault verdict, orders new trial

The Court of Appeal has quashed a sexual assault conviction and ordered a new trial, finding the trial judge placed too much importance in her credibility assessment on the fact that, if the complainant were lying, she would have made the assault sound more brutal than what she described. Millard & Company lawyer Angela Chaisson […]

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August 13, 2018

Our Firm is Challenging Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum

The Ontario government has announced plans to retreat to the sex-ed curriculum developed in 1998. Our firm is challenging this decision at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario arguing, on behalf of an 11-year-old trans student, that the policy is discriminatory and will cause significant harm to LGBTQ2+ students. See below for coverage of the […]

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May 8, 2018

Our Client Receives Ontario’s First Non-Binary Birth Certificate

On May 12, 2017, Dr. Joshua M. Ferguson (they/them pronouns) applied for a non-binary birth certificate. When their application was delayed by Service Ontario, Millard & Company LLP and Dewart Gleason LLP jointly filed a human rights application on Dr. Ferguson’s behalf alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and gender expression. After reaching a […]

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September 22, 2017

Firm heads to the Supreme Court of Canada (again)

When the Supreme Court of Canada hears the controversial case of Trinity Western University v the Law Society of Upper Canada, Millard & Company will be there. The case is the latest chapter in the saga of an evangelical Christian university which has applied to open a new law school. The school would forbid students […]

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November 24, 2015

$19 golf cart fee is not unfair to disabled member (who still golfed all season), Tribunal finds

Upset by the escalating cost of power cart rentals at Deer Ridge Golf Club, Larry Helm took the club to the Human Rights Tribunal. Mr. Helm must use a power cart when he golfs because of a disability. But there is an extra charge, on top of the membership fees, to rent a cart. He […]

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November 6, 2012

Noteworthy Cases – Mould v. JACE Holdings Ltd. (Thrifty Foods) (No. 2), 2012 BCHRT 77

In March 2012, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decided that the employer had breached the B.C. Human Rights Code when it terminated a disabled employee who had been absent from work for 30 months. Ms. Mould began working at Thrifty in 1996 and worked her way up to assistant manager. In December 2007, she went […]

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