A selection of precedent-setting cases in which we’ve participated

  • Commissions of Inquiry: As Commission Counsel to the Walkerton, Arar and Air India inquiries and as counsel for parties with standing before inquiries Mississauga Judicial Inquiry; Inquiry into Paediatric Forensic Pathology (Goudge Inquiry), and the SARS review
  • Securities enforcement: acting for respondents in major prosecutions including YBM Magnex, Biovail and Coventree Capital; and as counsel to Staff in prosecutions of Sextant Capital Management Inc., MRS Sciences, Northern Securities Inc. and others.
  • Acting as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada for the Canadian Public Health Association in the Insite appeal (operation of needle exchange program in Lower East Side Vancouver) (constitutional/public law), and for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression in the Whatcott case before the SCC (hate speech) (defamation & media)
  • Acting as counsel for CBC in pursuing the production of information in the Ashley Smith matter, including successfully obtaining access to court exhibits (defamation & media)
  • Representing Attawapiskat First Nation in successfully removing the third-party manager imposed by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (administrative law/Crown liability).
  • Acting as counsel for CI Financial in litigation before the Ontario Securities Commission in a groundbreaking case concerning the validity and effects of a shareholder rights plan.
  • Acting as counsel for a Writers’ Coalition of groups in the Access Copyright appeal before the SCC (whether copying of copyrighted excerpts of works for students by teachers is “fair dealing”) (intellectual property law)
  • Acting as counsel to TELUS Communications Company with respect to various criminal search and seizure matters involving issues of privacy and lawful access to private telephone records (criminal law)
  • Acting as counsel to the Chippewas of Rama First Nation in their action against the Government of Ontario concerning the distribution of net revenues from Casino Rama. (commercial litigation/aboriginal law/ public law)
  • Many significant class actions, e.g., City of Windsor (defence of class action for bingo licensing fees – public law/class actions); Timminco Inc. (securities/class actions); Bear Lake Gold (securities/class actions); Atlas Cold Storage (securities/class actions)
 
 

Our Clients
 

Some better-known clients we have recently represented

  • Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Attorney General of Ontario
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Chippewas of Rama First Nation
  • CIBC
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Kashechewan First Nation
  • LawPro
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Office of the Chief Coroner
  • Ontario Energy Board
  • Ontario Racing Commission
  • Ontario Securities Commission
  • TELUS Communications Company
  • RBC Dominion Securities
  • Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

Types of clients we represent include:

  • Individuals
  • Government Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Directors and Officers of publicly traded companies
  • Professional and other regulators
  • Professional Associations and Agencies
  • Charitable Boards
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Brokers, Investment Advisors and Dealers
  • Insurers
  • Police services
  • Public officials