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Word of the Week - "Normal"

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Federal







 ... “normal” refers to something regular, to a typical state of affairs, and to something that is not out of the ordinary.











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Joe v. Correctional Service of Canada  



2012 CarswellNat 5696 (Can. O.H.S.) at para. 32  



Michael Wiwchar Appeals O.



 



“Normal” [as found in s. 14(c) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, S.C. 1976-77, c. 33] means conforming to the standard or the common type, usual or regular, or not abnormal.







Canadian National Railway v. Prior



1983 CarswellNat 1359 (Can. Human Rights Trib.) at para. 43



Lederman (Chair), Ashley and Penso (Members))



 



It is a common element in the definitions of [“normal age of retirement” as found in s. 14(c) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, S.C. 1976-77, c. 33] to use it synonymously with the word “usual” and as the opposite of “exceptional” or “highly extraordinary”.







Canadian National Railway v. Prior




1982 CarswellNat 1238 at para. 24 (Can. Human Rights Trib.)



Mullins (Member)



 



Ontario







 ... the plain labour relations meaning of “normal” is “regular” “predictable” or “consistent” and it is clear that only full-time paramedics work regular, predictable and consistent scheduled shifts or hours of work and part-time paramedics work when required by the employer from time to time. It is the regularity of the shift or hours of work and not just the length of the shift that gives meaning to the phrase “normal work day” in Article 16 (i) [of the collective agreement].







Durham (Regional Municipality) and CUPE, Local 1764, Re



2012 CarswellOnt 12416 (Ont. Arb.) at para. 32



Monteith (Member)



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