Carlo joined Stockwoods in 2014 after articling and practising as an associate at a leading national law firm. He was called to the bar in 2012.
Carlo has a J.D. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto where he graduated in 2011. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto granted in 2006.
He has written on issues in constitutional law and in securities regulation. His community work includes volunteering with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada.
- The Re-emergence of a Clash of Rights. Courts and scholars alike have recognized the difficulty of defining the limits of rights. As the quote above suggests, the principle for these limits is easy and even, in some regards, obvious — an individual’s exercise of his or her freedoms should not deprive others of their freedoms. Striking this balance in practice, however, is difficult. Published in Supreme Court Law Review (2013), 63 SCLR (2d).
- Coping with Coventree: Material or Not Material Remains the Question. In its recent decision, Re Coventree Inc., the Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commission") made subtle yet significant changes to securities law jurisprudence. The decision represents a broadening of the term "material change" and it expands the discretion of the Commission to determine when a material change occurred and what constitutes materiality. Given the nature of these changes, counsel will need to keep keep in mind the Commission's seemingly expansive authority to find violations of the Ontario Securities Act when advising clients. Published in Corporate Liability, vol XVII, No. 2.
- Formalism in Rights Remedies. The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Canada (AG) can be seen as a book end to its two judgments last year on Charter remedies, R. v. Conway and Vancouver (City) v. Ward. Although Mowat is not a Charter case, these three decisions are fundamentally similar in that they reveal the Supreme Court's formalistic view of the rule of law. Despite the fact that Conway and Ward extend the range of remedies available in a Charter breach, ultimately, these three decisions reveal a conception of the rule of law where order is preferred over fairness. We respectfully argue that these judgments suggest that, to the Supreme Court, respecting the role of the legislature is more important than vindicating rights. Mowat makes this especially clear. Published in Charter and Human Rights Litigation (Volume XVIII, No. 2) by Federated Press.
Ontario Bar Association conference, Divine Discoveries: Building a Great Case (YLD). "No Easy Way Out: Managing the Tension Between Your Obligations to Disclose Documents and Your Client's Interest in Privacy" (With Jason Woycheshyn). April 29, 2012
Member, Canadian Bar Association