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Johnstone v. Canada Border Services Agency at Federal Court of Appeal

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Publication Date: 
12 Mar 2014

Johnstone v Canada Border Services Agency is concerned with an employee (Fiona Johnstone) who complained that her employer (CBSA) had discriminated against her by refusing her request for regular shifts so that she could to make ongoing child care arrangements. In 2010, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found in Johnstone's favour. The CBSA appealed to the Federal Court, which upheld the Tribunal's decision in 2013. The CBSA appealed again; the case is now being heard by the Federal Court of Appeal.

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Women's Legal Education and Action Fund has intervenor status in the case.

  • Summary of LEAF's position
  • LEAF's factum to the Federal Court of Appeal

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