RavenLaw Appears in Charter Challenge before Québec Court of Appeal

On January 28, 2019, RavenLaw appeared before the Québec Court of Appeal to argue in support of a challenge under section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to restrictions on collective bargaining in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act. Appearing for the intervener, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, RavenLaw argued that section 113 of the Act, which excludes pension and staffing issues from collective bargaining, violates the freedom of association, including by preventing workers from exercising their constitutionally protected right to strike on important workplace issues.

PSAC was represented by Andrew Astritis from RavenLaw.