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Statement of Principles

As a law firm made up of licensees of the Law Society of Ontario, we have each adopted a personal Statement of Principles. Collectively, we confirm our belief in and commitment to the following overarching principles:

  • We recognize and support the Law Society in its commitment to inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, sexism, unconscious bias and discrimination and better representation of Indigenous and racialized licensees in the legal professions in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority;
  • We recognize and take seriously our special responsibility as members of the legal profession to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect and uphold human rights laws in force in Ontario;
  • We support a commitment to reconciliation for Indigenous peoples and acknowledge that we are collectively responsible to support improved relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Ontario and Canada; and
  • We are committed to our obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in our behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.

We are committed to both the letter and spirit of human rights legislation.

Recent News

News/16 May 2019

Law Times: “Lawyers Frustrated by Vacancies at Human Rights Tribunal”

On May 14, 2019,  Kate Hughes’ commentary on vacancies at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) was featured in the Law Times.  ... Read More
News/16 May 2019

Advocate Daily: "Benign Housekeeping or Self-protection?"

Advocate Daily:  "Benign Housekeeping or Self-Protection?" Read More
News/14 May 2019

The Lawyer's Daily: "Ontario Goes Beyond Common Law in Proposed Crown Liability Act"

On May 13, 2019, Stephen Moreau and Lara Koerner’s commentary on Ontario’s proposed Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019 (CLAPA) was ... Read More
News/7 May 2019

Workplace Bullying and Doctors: How Dr. Horne Fought Back on the CBC Podcast White Coat Black Art

Dr. Horne, a Halifax cardiologist and researcher, was bullied by her coworkers who destroyed her reputation in the process. She spent 14 years fightin... Read More
Firm News/1 May 2019

Historic Charter Equality Rights Win for Women Working in Nursing Homes in Ontario Divisional Court

On April 30, 2019, women who work in female-dominated workplaces won a significant and historic Charter equality rights victory in an appeal to the Di... Read More
News/12 April 2019

Advocate Daily: "Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’"

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