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Stephen is a member of the firm's litigation and labour groups, and is the co-chair of the civil group with responsibility over employment law, civil litigation, and class actions.  He is bilingual and provides client service in both French and English. His practice focuses primarily on employment law, civil litigation, class actions, administrative law, and in assisting numerous unions, employees, and administrative agencies with litigation before courts, arbitrators, and numerous tribunals and agencies. Stephen's knowledge of employment law is extensive, and he uses this to benefit employees in all industries and sectors, including the financial services, health, technology, and entertainment sectors, as well as those employed in the public service. Stephen acts for many professionals, including chiropractors, Crown counsel, nurses, lawyers, and police officers, both in civil litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to extensive appearances before arbitrators, mediators, and other tribunals, he has appeared in all level of courts in Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Recently, Stephen has engaged in extensive and successful class action work, with notable victories. He conducts pro bono litigation involving employment insurance benefits and is now recognized as a leader in this field, resulting in a significant and novel class action alleging negligent administration of the EI sickness benefits regime for claimants on parental leave. In recognition of this expertise, Stephen testified in 2012 before a Parliamentary and Senate committee considering major reforms to the EI special benefits regime. Stephen volunteers his time for Multiple Births Canada as a member of its Advisory Board, as an advisor on employment insurance.

Stephen was born and raised in Winnipeg and is proud of his Manitoba roots.  He is a Citizen of the Manitoba Metis Federation.  He obtained an LL.B. at the University of Manitoba, which awarded him the University Gold Medal. While a student, he worked for Legal Aid and was an Associate Editor of the Manitoba Law Journal. He articled with the firm of Taylor McCaffrey in Winnipeg and, after completing his articles, Stephen clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Madam Justices L'Heureux-Dubé and Deschamps, working in both official languages. He was subsequently employed as Legal Counsel at the Law Branch of the Supreme Court, where he advised the Justices of the Court on leave to appeal applications. The following year, Stephen won a SSHRC Graduate Fellowship to study public law, human rights, and the Charter through the pursuit of a thesis-based LLM at the University of Toronto.

Stephen has a deep interest in developing and protecting rights in the workplace, and in working to ensure greater access to justice. His aim is to serve his clients by developing practical, creative legal strategies that make use of his knowledge of a variety of areas of law. Stephen is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Advocates Society, and the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario.

For more information on Stephen Moreau's cases and news on his practise, please visit the following site:


  • Call to the Bar, 2002
  • University of Toronto, LL.M., 2003
  • University of Manitoba, LL.B., 2001
  • University of Toronto, SSHRC Graduate Fellowship, LL.M. Thesis


  • Advocates’ Society
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • Making a Difference Award, Multiple Births Canada, 2010
  • University Gold Medal, University of Manitoba, 2001

Related Events

Event/Oct 29, 2019: 10:30 - 11:45

Stephen Moreau Speaks at the Ontario Bar Association Conference on "Ending the Employment Relationship"

Stephen is speaking at the Ontario Bar Association on ensuring that the employment contract has appropriate and enforceable termination provisions, av...
Event/Nov 1, 2019: 14:30 - 15:10

Stephen Moreau and Chris Perri Speak at 20th Annual Employment Law Summit

Stephen Moreau and Chris Perri speak at  the Law Society of Ontario's  20th Annual Employment Law Summit.  They will be speaking on the...
Event/Apr 25, 2018

Stephen Moreau Speaks at the Ontario Bar Association's 16th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law

Stephen Moreau speaks at the Ontario Bar Association's 16th Annual Current Issues in Employment Conference.  His presentation, "Exploring the Enf...
Event/Feb 28, 2017

Stephen Moreau Speaks at the Law Society of Upper Canada's The Six-Minute Administrative Law Conference, 2017

Stephen Moreau is speaking at the Law Society of Upper Canada's The Six-Minute Administrative Law Conference, 2017. He will be speaking on develo...

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Article/29 November 2013

The Year in Review in Labour and Employment Law

2013 was another eventful year on the labour and employment law fronts. The workplace continues to be the locus of much litigation before courts and t... Read More
Article/15 August 2012

Regulatory Negligence and Administrative Law, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice

“Regulatory Negligence and Administrative Law, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice”, August, 2012. Read More
Article/2 July 2012

Regulatory Negligence and Administrative Law

The law of negligence has been a growth industry for lawyers since the Donoghue v. Stevenson decision. While defining its contours has always been a d... Read More
Article/6 November 2009

Parental Leaves for Parents of Twins

Originally Published in The Lawyers Weekly. The Employment Insurance Board of Referees recently released a groundbreaking decision with the potential ... Read More

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/19 December 2019

Be wary of termination agreements that limit entitlements

People should always seek legal advice if they are asked to sign a termination agreement upon being hired since these contracts invariably favour the ...
/7 August 2019

OCA affirms notice period exceptions granted in rare cases

Even though the Ontario Court of Appeal recently reduced a senior employee’s termination notice entitlements to 24 months from 30 — despit...
/29 April 2019

Employees, Dependent Contractors and Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference?

What misclassification can mean to you

Workers who are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees or dependent contractors could be deprived of important benefits. It's i...
/19 April 2019

Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’

Toronto class-action lawyer Stephen Moreau has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario government for its cancellation of the guaranteed income ...


Case/6 November 2009

Miazga v. Kvello Estate [2009] SCC 52

Miazga v. Kvello Estate, [2009] SCC 51
Case/21 January 2010

Ontario (Attorney General) v. Taylor, 2010 ONCA 35 (C.A)

Ontario (Attorney General) v. Taylor, 2010 ONCA 35 (C.A)
Case/22 June 2009

Carecor Health Services Ltd. v. Health Trans Services Inc., 2006 CanLII 21049

Carecor Health Service Ltd. v. Health Trans Services Inc.,  2006 CanLII 21049
Case/7 December 2011

Sawyer v. Loblaws, 2011 ONSC 7251 (CanLII)

Sawyer v. Loblaws, 2011 ONSC 7251 (CanLII)

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