blog-grid

Plan for Next Election: StopSOPers a Lost Cause

Julian Falconer called the Law Society of Ontario to account for its failure to address systemic inequity within the legal profession at a panel hosted by the Ontario Bar Association’s Roundtable of Diversity Association Conference today. The panel,...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

Blair Case Raised in House – Attorney General Pleads the Fifth

Brad Blair’s challenge of the Ford government’s new legislation was put to Attorney General Downey today by NDP member John Vanthof. Blair is challenging provisions of the newly enacted Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019 which strip pri...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

Restoring a Citizen’s Right to Sue Government for Corrupt Practices

The Ford government has passed new legislation that strips private individuals of their access to courts, robbing them of the right to seek legal recourse for injuries caused by government officials. This legislation, the Crown Liability and Proceedings A...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

Federal Court Hears Submissions in Stay of Proceedings Issue in Caring Society case

On January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“CHRT”) issued a landmark decision, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. v. Attorney General of Canada. The 2016 decision found that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern De...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

Court of Appeal Considers Secret Hearing Decision on Thunder Bay Police Case

Today, Julian Falconer and Molly Churchill of Falconers LLP are appearing at the Ontario Court of Appeal on behalf of Brad DeBungee and Rainy River First Nations to argue in favour of openness and transparency of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. On ...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

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’...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

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...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

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...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

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 ...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

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...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

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); ...

Read Moreread_more
blog-grid

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...

Read Moreread_more