Bruce Elman

Symposium to consider rights of workers

The nature of employment is evolving, says the Law Commission of Ontario in its December 2012 report on vulnerable workers and precarious work.

“The standard employment relationship based on full-time, continuous employment, where the worker has access to good wages and benefits, is no longer the predominant form of employment, to the extent it ever was,” the report says. “Today more work is precarious, with less job security, few if any benefits and minimal control over working conditions.”

Former dean of law hoping to raise profile of Law Commission of Ontario

The Law Commission of Ontario does excellent work, but that work is not as well-known as it should be, says Bruce Elman.

The former dean of Windsor Law, Elman recently began a three-year term as chair of the commission’s board of governors.

The commission is an independent institution that studies issues of importance to the people of Ontario and makes recommendations on how to improve the province’s laws.

Tree symbolizes constitutional growth and change

A tree is the perfect symbol of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, says law student Lama Sabbagh.

“Like a tree, the charter grows and changes, evolving with society,” she said Tuesday as members of the Charter Project sponsored a tree planting outside the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building.

Plus, she added, the tree is a red maple, a symbol of Canadian identity.