In a decision that will have major impact on relations between governments and their unions, the court threw out sections of a B.C. law and gave the province 12 months to fix it.
The court upheld a bid by a group of B.C. health unions to overturn a 2002 provincial law that erased portions of their contracts.
The justices ruled 6-1 that portions of the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act interfered with the collective-bargaining process, contrary to the Charter.