Big news out of Manitoba Friday afternoon. A court has struck down a proposed wage freeze law as a Charter violation, calling the law “draconian”.The decision is of special interest across the county because other governments have also imposed wage freezes (Ontario, Nova Scotia) or threatening to do so (Alberta). We’ll have more to follow on this decision, but for now, since there does not appear to be an internet version of the decision posted anywhere, the fine people at Canadian Law of Work Forum (by which I mean me) has created one as a public service.
Here is the decision, which is 434 paragraphs and 225 pages long! It’s here in 3 parts:
Happy Reading, David Doorey (Editor, Canadian Law of Work Forum)