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Top court decision creates two classes of employees: staffers

'It makes it a little complicated for us; it sort of creates two classes of employees': Tom Hall

This month's historic Supreme Court's decision that the Canadian Human Rights Act applies to all federal government employees, including those working for Parliament, finally brought an end to former House of Commons chauffeur Satnam Vaid's long legal battle to have his dismissal grievance, made back in 1997, heard and judged.

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Top court decision creates two classes of employees: staffers

'It makes it a little complicated for us; it sort of creates two classes of employees': Tom Hall

This month's historic Supreme Court's decision that the Canadian Human Rights Act applies to all federal government employees, including those working for Parliament, finally brought an end to former House of Commons chauffeur Satnam Vaid's long legal battle to have his dismissal grievance, made back in 1997, heard and judged.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE