Mercedes Perez and lawyer Joanna Birenbaum are representing the Coalition for Gun Control at Nova Scotia’s Mass Casualty Commission.  Final oral submissions were presented on September 22, 2022.  Here is a link to media coverage of the Coalition’s comments and recommendations:  CBC News, “What Both Sides of Gun Control Issue Want to See from the […]

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On September 15, 2022, Mercedes Perez gave expert testimony at the Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Matthew Mahoney.  Mercedes was summoned to provide expert evidence on Ontario’s psychiatric detention laws. Mr. Mahoney died in hospital on March 21, 2018 after an interaction with police in Windsor, Ontario. Media coverage of Mercedes’ testimony is available […]

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Mercedes Perez and lawyer Joanna Birenbaum are representing the Coalition for Gun Control at the Mass Casualty Commission. The Mass Casualty Commission is an independent public inquiry jointly established by the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia.  The Commission’s mandate is to investigate the “causes, context and circumstances” giving rise to the […]

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Alex Procope was been awarded the 2022 Hoffstein Book Prize! This award is given out annually to any Trusts and Estates Section member of the Ontario Bar Association with less than 15 years of practice. The nominating committee considered whether the recipient demonstrates leadership in the trusts and estates bar through knowledge, experience skill, commitment, […]

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Alex Procope and Jane Meadus again co-chaired the Osgoode Elder Law 2022 Certificate Program. The program was conduced online again, which permitted a stellar line-up of speakers who appeared from across the country. Alex taught the sessions providing an overview of capacity and substitute-decision making regimes and on professional responsibility. PBP Lawyer Kelley Bryan also […]

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Kelley Bryan, with co-counsel Karen Spector and Professor Tess Sheldon, appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada on January 12 and 13, 2022 in Attorney General of British Columbia v. Council of Canadians with Disabilities. The Supreme Court is considering whether constitutional litigation may be brought by public interest organizations without an individual co-plaintiff.  Public […]

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Mercedes Perez was a guest speaker at the Ontario Bar Association‘s program titled Cultural Competency & Elder Law: Practical and Ethical Considerations.  The program was held today, December 2, 2021 and was chaired by lawyer Diane Vieira from de Vries Litigation.  Mercedes presented alongside her fellow guest speakers, lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye and Pia Hundal on […]

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Alex Procope was invited to speak at the Ontario Bar Association Litigator’s Toolkit program, which took place on November 23, 2021. This program was presented by the OBA Trusts and Estates Section and reviewed strategies for moving your case forward including preparing for judicial mediation and case conferences; what to do if mediation fails and […]

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