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Examining the Delineation of Jurisdiction Between Human Rights and Labour Arbitration After Figliola and Penner

Document type Thesis
Author Regan, Anne Elizabeth
Degree Master of Laws
Publisher University of Toronto; Toronto
Date 2015
Pages 56 pages


There has been a long-time debate over whether issues conclusively decided at labour arbitration should be subject to a subsequent proceeding before a human rights tribunal. The author examines Supreme Court of Canada decisions dealing with re-litigation of issues before multiple decision-makers, and demonstrates how they are interpreted by the human rights tribunal. This paper identifies principles from cases before other decision-makers that can be applied to the problem of shared jurisdiction between labour arbitration and human rights.