Cases


Counsel to the Government of Canada in relation to litigation relating to the Detroit/Windsor transportation corridor and the new DRIC Bridge.


Counsel to the intervener Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada regarding judicial compensation.


Counsel to the AJPO in a successful application for judicial review of the Ontario government's response to a judicial remuneration commission.  An interim order was obtained that stayed the implementation of certain changes to the benefits of the Justices of the Peace of Ontario pending the hearing of the application.


Counsel to the City of Hamilton in a constitutional law appeal on division of powers respecting placement of community mailboxes by Canada Post on City of Hamilton property.


Counsel for Mayor of Caledon in an application brought pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, which resulted in all allegations being dismissed. 


Counsel to the applicants in a successful proceeding to enforce a trust in favour of municipal ratepayers.


Counsel to a student in university discipline proceedings relating to an alleged breach of the Student Code of Conduct pertaining to alleged sexual misconduct.


Counsel to an individual seeking election to a school board in connection with an application under the Municipal Elections Act.


Counsel to an international organization in an appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada relating to the immunities of international organizations in criminal proceedings.


Counsel to the applicant in a judicial review application arising out of the decision of the Regional Municipality of York to modify and approve an official plan amendment for the City of Vaughan.


Counsel to a witness physician involved in rescue efforts following the collapse of a mall in Elliot Lake in connection with a public inquiry into the mall collapse.


Counsel to the Ontario Power Authority in relation to the review of the construction and relocation of two gas plants by the Ontario legislature's Standing Committee on Justice Policy.


Counsel to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in a prosecution of a member for professional misconduct under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the subsequent appeal to the Divisional Court. 


Counsel to the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario in an application and subsequent appeal against respondent organizations and individuals for declarations that the respondents breached the Regulated Health Professions Act.  Interim injunctions obtained against the respondents.


Counsel to the interveners, Canada's six largest accounting firms, on an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada over whether a partner is an employee of a partnership for the purposes of human rights legislation. 


Counsel to a physician in a Coroner's Inquest relating to a death in the Brantford jail.


Counsel to a bar owner charged with manslaughter arising in connection with a fatal highway accident after a patron's consumption of alcohol at the bar. The Crown alleged that the act of over-serving alcohol to the driver of the vehicle prior to the accident constituted criminal negligence causing death, notwithstanding that the accused was in no way involved in the act of driving. In a case which raised novel issues in the law of manslaughter, the accused was successfully discharged following a preliminary inquiry. The decision was upheld by the Superior Court of Justice.


Counsel for the successful respondent, Walker Aggregates Inc, in an application for judicial review of a decision of the Joint Board to grant conditional approval to Walker Aggregates to develop a quarry on land that falls within the Niagara Escarpment Plan area.


Counsel to intervener physicians in a constitutional challenge to a provision of the Regulated Health Professions Act.


Counsel to the VON in a judicial review of the termination of a contract for nursing and personal support services.


Counsel for Robert Ford, the former Mayor of Toronto, in application alleging breach of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.


Counsel to the plaintiffs in an action alleging negligent investigation by the police.


Counsel to electors in successful proceedings before the City of Toronto Compliance Audit Committee to commence a compliance audit of election campaign finances and prosecution of a former city councillor.


Counsel to the elector in successful proceedings before the City of Toronto Compliance Audit Committee to commence a compliance audit of election campaign finances and prosecution of a sitting city councillor.


Counsel on an application for judicial review seeking to quash a decision of the Council of Professional Engineers of Ontario to accept the resignation of a member of Council.


Counsel to the Commissioner of Competition in proceedings against Rogers Communications Inc. and Chatr Wireless Inc. relating to misleading advertising under the Deceptive Marketing Practices provisions of the Competition Act. The application involved successful defence to a constitutional challenge to certain provisions of the Competition Act brought by the respondents.


Counsel to the Commissioner in the City of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry, an independent Judicial Inquiry tasked with investigating issues in connection with the acquisition by the City of Mississauga of land in the city centre and issues in connection with a shareholders agreement to which the City was a party.


Counsel for the appellant in an appeal relating to the forfeiture of a house under the Civil Remedies Act.


Counsel for the Ombudsman of Ontario successfully opposing a motion to be added as a party to an application for judicial review.


Counsel to a physician in a successful Charter application to exclude evidence seized in contravention of the accused's right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.  The application involved the application of constitutional principles to the search of internet service providers and psychiatric offices.


Counsel to the respondent Federation of Law Societies in an application under Ontario's Human Rights Code.


Counsel to three physicians at the Coroner's Inquest into the death of an inmate while in custody at the Central North Correctional Centre.


Counsel for Commissioner of the OPP in judicial review proceedings in the Divisional Court and Court of Appeal for Ontario relating to hearings under the Police Services Act.


Counsel for the intervenors Toronto Police Services Board and Chief of Police on an application for judicial review of a decision of the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services regarding the investigation of a police officer.


Counsel to the organization that assesses foreign law school graduates in a successful proceeding against allegations of discrimination on the basis of national origin.


Counsel to a physician in proceedings before the Human Rights tribunal relating to allegations of discrimination made against a physician, a hospital and the police on the grounds of a perceived disability.


Counsel to York University in a successful defence against a professor's allegations of discrimination and reprisal.


Counsel to the Government of Canada in an action to set aside a trial judgment on the grounds of the fraud of the plaintiff in obtaining the judgment. Judgment successfully set aside at trial.


Counsel for a physician in disciplinary proceedings.  Included an application for various relief on constitutional grounds and a constitutional challenge to a provision of the Regulated Health Professions Act.


Counsel in a proceeding relating to the validity of a new by-law regulating the licensing of taxis and limousines.  Successfully obtained interlocutory injunction prohibiting the City of Toronto from enforcing the by-law.


Counsel in an application for judicial review of an order of the Ontario Racing Commission finding that the Applicants had breached the Rules of Standardbred Racing.


Counsel on a motion to authorize a Law Society of Upper Canada Investigator to seize evidence from the RCMP.  Raised issues of constitutitonal law.


Counsel to the applicant in an application for judicial review from a decision of the Ontario Racing Commission concerning the admissibility of a confession.


Counsel to the McDonald's in a successful appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board from the decision of Council for the City of Toronto to enact an Official Plan Amendment.


Counsel in an appeal of a decision of the Municipal Board rescinding appointment of a member of the Conservation Review Board to the Municipal Board and decision directing the Town to permit relocation of two heritage buildings.


Counsel to a physician in a judicial review application concerning the jurisdiction of the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to order payment of costs in certain circumstances.


Counsel to the 407 ETR in a successful judicial review application, in which the 407 ETR sought an order compelling the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to comply with his statutory duties concerning validation of vehicle permits.


Counsel to Ethyl Canada in an appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the interpretation of the Access to Information Act and cabinet document privilege.


Counsel to a physician at a Coroner's Inquest into the death of Lisa Shore caused by probable complex drug interaction leading to cardiac and respiratory arrest ruled as homicide.  First inquest finding of homicide in Ontario.


Counsel to community organization on a request for review of an Ontario Municipal Board decision approving an Official Plan Amendment permitting residential development at the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill.


Counsel as amicus to the Superior Court in an application brought by The Corporation of the City of Brantford for an interlocutory injunction to prevent work stoppages on municipal sites within the City, and a motion brought by the respondents, First Nations' individuals, seeking to set aside two by-laws passed by the applicant prohibiting the blockage and disruption.


Counsel to a physician at a Coroner's Inquest into the death of a baby following a delivery complicated by shoulder dystocia.  Cause of death was severe cerebral anoxia which was found to be accidental.


Counsel to the successful respondents on an appeal of an application seeking a declaration that City Councillors breached their fiduciary duties in voting in favour of a By-law. The respondent City Councillors were held not to have breached their fiduciary duties.