Education Law: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Mark your calendars! Canada’s leading conference on education law is coming to Halifax in 2018.

Halifax will host the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE) on April 29 to May 1, 2018, at the Halifax Marriott Hotel. I am honoured to be Co-Chair of the 2018 Halifax CAPSLE Conference along with CAPSLE Past-President, Ian Pickard of McInnes Cooper.

CAPSLE brings together educators, teacher associations, administrators, education departments and school board personnel, education faculty, and union and management lawyers to discuss and debate current issues in education law. This year’s conference held in Saskatoon was a great success, with leading thinkers presenting on topics such as family status accommodation, sexting, medical marijuana in schools, and education self-government.

We are thrilled to announce our confirmed speakers for the 2018 CAPSLE Conference:

I will be speaking about the Nova Scotia Teachers Union s.2(d) Charter challenge to Nova Scotia’s recent legislation that imposed a collective agreement on teachers and removed their right to strike. Diane MacDonald, legal counsel for the British Columbia Teachers Federation, will join us to provide an update on freedom of association cases after the Supreme Court of Canada decision in BCTF.

We are looking for great speakers for our break-out sessions, so if you have something interesting to say about the practical study of law in education, please get in touch:

Gail Gatchalian ggatchalian@pinklarkin.com

Ian Pickard ian.pickard@mcinnescooper.com

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact CAPSLE.

Phone: (905) 702-1710

Fax: (905) 873-0662
E-mail: info@capsle.ca

Join the conversation! Connect with CAPSLE and conference attendees on Twitter at @_CAPSLE