Kazenelson Case

February 13, 2016

In concluding a case commentary in the previous issue of this newsletter, I asked: “Has Kazenelson changed the rules of engagement for going to work? Should workers worry about this?”

In this polemic, I try to explain why my answers are: yes & yes.

The Kazenelson case is the first major conviction under the Westray-changed Criminal Code. On 11 January 2016, he was sentenced to 3½ years in prison; that sentence is being appealed. It was a contested criminal trial, as distinct from a trial under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Read more on this analysis in the February 2016 – Clinic Newsletter.

Further commentary on this analysis is available in the August 2016 – Clinic Newsletter.