Farm workers denied coroner’s inquest: greater risk of fatality in mining and construction industries, HRTO decides
By Chelsea Rasmussen
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) has decided that it was not discriminatory for the Coroners Act to require mandatory inquests in construction and mining deaths but not in farm deaths.
Ned Peart, a migrant farm worker from Jamaica who came to Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), was crushed to death by a 1,000lb tobacco bin that fell from a steel bin lift. No inquest was held into Mr Peart’s death, despite requests to the Office of the Chief Coroner by both migrant farm worker advocates and the labour movement that consideration be given to the plight of migrant farm workers…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Dentons briefing.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Dentons
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Dentons
On 13 January 2015, the Government announced that a new Electronic Communications Code has been inserted into the Infrastructure Bill.
Ontario’s Divisional Court has decided that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act’s age cut-off for loss of earnings benefits for older workers did not violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Life in Canada is getting harder for firms as commodities prices fall and work volumes slow
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all