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Call for Public Inquiry into Public Appointments Process

  Brad Blair makes his call for a public Commission of Inquiry in the wake of the utter failure of public watchdogs to expose corruption and hold public officials to account. The appointment of Ron Taverner is not an isolated case. The Premier’...

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Brad Blair Announces Lawsuit

Today, Mr. Brad Blair makes a call for a public Commission of Inquiry in the wake of the utter failure of public watchdogs to expose corruption in the public appointments process, and hold public officials to account. The Ombudsman declined to exercise hi...

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BRAD BLAIR (FORMER OPP DEPUTY COMMISSIONER) TO ADDRESS THE MEDIA

On Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at 12:30pm, former Deputy Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police Brad Blair will be providing public comment for the first time about his efforts in safeguarding the independence and credibility of the province’s lar...

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The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (“NAPS”) Gala and Awards On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer, Krystyn Ordyniec and Sima Atri and Falconers LLP staff Alyvia Cotter attended the NAPS Gala and Awards to celebrate 25 years of ...

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Falconers LLP Opens Island Office

Ramage Law and Falconers LLP join forces to offer a full range of legal services on Manitoulin Island. Ramage Law lawyer, Samantha Ramage and Falconers LLP lawyer, Julian Falconer Front Entrance of Ramage Law “Northern Advocacy Island SolutionsR...

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Report Confirms Senior Civil Servants Engineered a Sham Process – “Hardly a Vindication”

Today, legal counsel for Brad Blair pointed to key findings in the Integrity Commissioner’s report on the provincial government’s hiring of Ron Taverner that confirmed the following: “In fact, the process was not independent” (para 239, p. 62); ...

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First Nations Public Complainants Appeal the Decision of the Divisional Court

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the First Nations Public Complainants (Rainy River First Nations and the family of the late Stacy DeBungee) filed notice for leave to appeal the January 7, 2019 decision of a panel comprised of Justices Warkentin R.S.J, Aitke...

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Toronto Sun Column: Taverner Not a Hill Worth Dying For

Lorrie Goldstein, writing for The Toronto Sun, pointed to one “inescapable reason” why Premier Doug Ford should not follow through on his appointment of Ron Taverner as OPP Commissioner. “It’s that putting the longtime Ford family friend in charge...

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Falconers LLP Argues for Meekis Family to Have Their Day In Court in Action Against Coroners

At the Superior Court of Justice today in Thunder Bay, Julian Falconer and Molly Churchill argued as counsel on behalf of the family of the late Brody Meekis in response to the crown’s motion to strike the claim that they launched in 2016 after h...

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In Wake of Scathing Reports TBPSB Apologizes for “Failing Indigenous People”

On Sunday, a reconciliation ceremony was held and the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (TBPSB), apologized for failing to provide appropriate oversight of the city’s police service in how it treats Indigenous people. The TBPSB is pledging to work toget...

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Thunder Bay Police Service Board Has Failed The Community

SENATOR SINCLAIR CONCLUDES THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICES BOARD FAILED TO ADDRESS INDISPUTABLE RACISM In response to a letter to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission from First Nations Leaders dated May 29, 2017, stating that the Thunder Bay Police Board h...

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Commissioner of OPP Seeks Court Intervention To Order Ombudsman To Conduct Review

December 14, 2018- OPP Commissioner Brad Blair filed an application before Ontario’s Divisional Court, to determine and enforce the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman to review the OPP Commissioner hiring process. On two separate occasions (December 12, 2018...

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