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Rebecca Hines

Associate Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2018

Rebecca Hines is a member of the firm's Municipal & Land Use Planning Group.

With an interest in how local communities are shaped by municipal governance and land use planning and development, Rebecca advises clients on all aspects of municipal law with a particular emphasis on integrity matters. Rebecca also assists clients with a variety of land use planning approval applications, such as site plan approvals and zoning by-law amendments.

Equipped with a knowledge of municipal and land use planning legislation, Rebecca provides advice to clients regarding the Building Code Act, 1992, the Expropriations Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Development Charges Act, 1997. She takes a special interest in advocacy related to the interpretation and administration of social policy.

Rebecca joined Aird & Berlis as an associate after summering and articling at the firm.

Selected Publications

“Divisional Court Confirms Expropriation Claimants Not Immune to Interest and Costs Consequences,” Aird & Berlis LLP Expropriation Law Bulletin, May 16, 2019.

“Be Aidant and Remediate – Corrective and Remedial Measures for Code of Conduct Contraventions,” co-author with John Mascarin, (2019) 9 Digest of Municipal & Planning Law (2d) January 2019 Issue 1 . 

“Electronic Participation at Council Meetings 101: Understanding the Implications of Bill 68,” co-author with Jody Johnson, Municipal World Magazine, June 2018.

“Out on a Limb – The Law of Trees in Ontario,” co-author with Sidonia Tomasella, 7 Digest of Municipal & Planning Law (2d) (August 2016) No. 20, pp. 1-5.

Education

  • JD, University of Windsor, 2017
  • BA (Hons.), Queen's University, 2012