Represented the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in a matter in which they, along with others, resisted Your Ward News’ attempt to reinstate its right to use Canada Post to deliver its anti-Semitic/misogynist/homophobic newspaper.
Represented a client through a Competition Bureau investigation related to allegations of anti-competitive conspiratorial conduct. Charges were not laid against our client. An alleged co-conspirator was charged, convicted, and a $12M fine was imposed.
Secured the withdrawal of charges against clients (corporate and individual) charged with breaching municipal anti-lobbying provisions.
Acted as lead counsel representing various individual and corporate clients charged with separate Occupational Health and Safety Act offences related to fatalities and critical injuries.
Represented a Municipal Compliance Audit Committee, AMA.
Prosecuted a sitting Deputy Mayor of offences under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. Two convictions were obtained, and the highest fine in the history of the statute was imposed.
Acted as lead counsel successfully representing, and securing the withdrawal of charges against, various individuals and corporations charged with separate breaches of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, the Environmental Protection Act, and the Fisheries Act.
Represented a client in a joint Police, Ministry of Labour, and Technical Standards and Safety Authority investigation stemming from a fatality. No charges were laid against our client. Acted as co-counsel in obtaining and lead counsel in upholding (on Judicial Review) an order under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act preventing a related $2M action from proceeding against the client.
Represented a municipal taxpayer in an Application under the City of Toronto Act and secured, and upheld on appeal, an injunction restraining an adjacent land-owner’s ongoing breaches of a municipal by-law.
Acted as lead counsel on the prosecution of several corporations charged with violating municipal zoning by-laws. Multiple convictions were secured and over $200,000 in fines were levied with respect to various violations of the Planning Act.
Conducted more than 150 appeals, trials, preliminary hearings, applications, motions, and or show cause hearings before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Conducted scores of mediations and charter/evidentiary applications on behalf of clients with matters before the Ontario Court of Justice and or the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.