November 21, 2016

JPs won't get additional salary hike

Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article JPs won’t get additional salary hike on November 21, 2016.

The AJPO’s lawyer, Tom Curry, a partner with Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, argued that the government had failed to meaningfully explain its reasons for disagreeing with the majority’s conclusions on the complexity of work carried out by JPs, but the Divisional Court disagreed, noting that the government had no obligation to defer to the commission. Its job, wrote Ontario Superior Court Justice Katherine Swinton for the unanimous court in her Oct. 25 decision, was to determine whether the government had a reasonable factual foundation for its conclusions.


Curry tells Law Times that while he had been “hopeful we would be able to succeed on a broader basis,” he was “pleased the court agreed” with his submissions on the benefits issue.