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This survey and analysis aims to provide a clear understanding of the legal protections and remedies available to employers and workers in Canada. Although there are 11 distinct systems of labour law in Canada - encompassing ten provinces and the Federal government - the authors of this book focus on common policy themes and typical legal solutions, with significant departures noted in whatever province or area of law they may arise. However, the relevant law of the three most populous and influential provinces - Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia - is covered in particular detail, as is Federal labour legislation and case law.;Among the important areas of Canadian law and practice emphasized are the following: the tension between trade union power and business flexibility; collective ""labour law"" and individual ""employment law""; the effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement; the central place of the legal concept of the employment contract; labour standards legislation; the influence of the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms; court intervention in labour law, both under common law principles and Quebec's civil code; the role of labour relations boards; and judicial review of administrative decisions and arbitration awards.