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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3
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Labour and Employment




Certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Labour Law. Partner and former national leader (2011–2016) of BLG’s Labour and Employment Group. Frequently appears before the courts including the appellate level. Advises and acts on behalf of private and public sector employers in labour relations, employment law, including wrongful dismissal litigation, labour arbitrations, collective bargaining, human rights complaints and charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Chair and speaker at numerous labour and employment law conferences. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995. Recipient of the 2022 Ontario Bar Association Randall Echlin Award for Excellence in Labour and Employment Law. Co-author of Just Cause: The Law of Summary Dismissal in Canada (Canada Law Book).




Member of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario); Member of the American Bar Association.


LLB, Dalhousie University, 1993