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Ontario’s mid-election changes to Toronto wards not unconstitutional: Supreme Court

Michael Binetti

We previously wrote about the Government of Ontario’s changes to Toronto municipal ward boundaries during the last municipal election in 2018 in Toronto’s On Again, Off Again Election To Proceed Notwithstanding Provincial Interference and Nothing Wrong With Cutting Number Of Toronto City Councillors During Election Campaign: Court Of Appeal. The Supreme Court of Canada has finally weighed-in and decided that the Ontario government was within its rights to make those changes in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General). The decision was a 5-4 split decision with Wagner C.J. and Brown J. writing for the majority. Justice Abella, for the minority, ... [more] Full article

Ontario limits on third party pre-election spending unconstitutional

In Working Families Ontario v. Ontario, Justice E.M. Morgan of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that Ontario’s amendments to the Ontario Election Finances Act (“EFA”) to impose, for ... [more] Full article

Nothing wrong with cutting number of Toronto City Councillors during election campaign: Court of Appeal

In a 3-2 decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General) held that the Province of Ontario’s decision to reduce the number of Toronto ... [more] Full article

Legal Systems in Canada: Overview

The Canada Chapter of Legal Systems Global Guide was authored by Christopher Somerville and Wendy Sun, Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP. [more] Full article


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation. Michael’s peers and clients have commented that Michael is an “excellent and creative lawyer,” “finds unique solutions to complex problems,” and that “Michael gets it and knows how to win.”

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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Chris Somerville has a record of diligent and resourceful advocacy in a wide range of cases. His experience and skills cover commercial and civil litigation in general, and securities litigation, administrative law, and employment disputes in particular.

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