Archive for February 2019
Tax havens: the last chance budget
At the end of January, with the federal budget fast approaching, the Collectif Échec aux paradis fiscaux addressed this letter to federal Liberal MPs in the hope of obtaining measures in the budget that would reflect a genuine will to eliminate tax havens.Read More
Clients separated after the move
Deaf or hearing-impaired persons and those with communication problems will no longer be entering the old building at 3600 Berri on the corner of Cherrier and St. Denis, a familiar Montréal landmark. The institute serving them, the Institut Raymond-Dewar (IRD), is moving, and the move marks a historic turning point that is a source of heartache for many.Read More
New proof of wage discrimination against women
A recent study reveals a 23% pay discrepancy between personnel in the public service (i.e., the civil service, education, and health and social services), 72% of whom are women, and personnel in Crown corporations like Hydro-Québec, Loto-Québec and the Société des alcools du Québec, a majority of whom are men.Read More
Quel avenir pour la psychothérapie dans les services de première ligne?
Alors que se poursuit dans la région de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec le deuxième projet pilote prévu dans le cadre de l’implantation du Programme québécois de psychothérapie pour les troubles mentaux, vers quel type de pratique se dirige-t-on?Read More
Loyalty to the employer even on social media?
The right to freedom of expression conferred by the Charter of human rights and freedoms is not absolute, especially when weighed against the duty of loyalty to the employer stipulated in the Civil Code of Québec. This faceoff between rights and duties also plays out in the social media arena.Read More
Rectifying the Pay Equity Act
On February 12, the government introduced a bill to amend the Pay Equity Act. It was forced to do so after a federal Supreme Court ruling quashed certain amendments to the act that were introduced in 2009, including those that removed any possibility of retroactive compensation in cases of discrimination.Read More