As part of the Bill 1 arbitration process, the NSGEU submitted a number of affidavits (sworn legal documents) to support our position that the legislation is unconstitutional, and violates parts of the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms.
Two of the affidavits submitted were authored by highly respected legal experts:
Wayne MacKay is a Professor of Law, Yogis & Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at Dalhousie University. He is an internationally recognized expert in constitutional and human rights law, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as a dedicated advocate for justice, human rights, and diversity in Canada. You can read his affidavit online here.
Patrick Macklem is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. He holds law degrees from Harvard and Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from McGill. His areas of interest include constitutional law, international human rights law, indigenous peoples, ethnic and cultural minorities, and labour law and policy. You can read his affidavit online here.