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The Supreme Court of Canada in 2018: Recent Cases and Latest Trends

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75 minutes
Frank Addario
Deputy Judge Mark Gannage
Eric Gertner
Allan C. Hutchinson
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
75 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

In TLA’s 5th annual Supreme Court of Canada roundup, an expert panel of seasoned lawyers and scholars returns to offer insightful comments about recent decisions by our top court and identify emerging trends in the areas of civil, criminal, and public law. Handouts will be provided.


Frank Addario

Frank Addario is a principal of the Addario Law Group ( where he has a trial and appellate practice devoted to criminal, constitutional and regulatory law. Mr. Addario is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, an advisor with the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute and a Vice President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. He is a past President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the 2016 recipient of the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal.

Deputy Judge Mark Gannage

Mark Gannage, previously of Goodmans, McCarthy Tétrault, Stikeman Elliott, and Torys, is a deputy judge, certified adjudicator and mediator. He is the author of Gannage’s Ontario Civil Litigation Commentary and Checklist (Thomson Reuters), three chapters in Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings (Thomson Reuters), published articles in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation, The Advocates’ Quarterly and elsewhere, and two federal law reform works. He is a Contributing Editor of the Toronto Law Journal. A former full time and adjunct law professor, Mr. Gannage conceived, designed and taught U of T Law School’s first course in Advance Legal Research, Analysis and Writing. Mr. Gannage was the first (and last!) Head of Legal Research and Analysis of the now deceased Bar Admission Course.

Eric Gertner

Eric Gertner is the Former Director of Research, McCarthy Tetrault LLP in Toronto.  Mr. Gertner has special experience in debtor-creditor law, constitutional law (particularly freedom of expression) and professional liability. He also has significant experience with class action litigation. In his role as the firm’s director of research, he has participated in a number of landmark commercial and constitutional cases and has provided legal advice on significant commercial transactions.

He is an instructor at Ryerson University's Life Institute. There he has taught diverse courses on the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Freedom of Expression, Law and the Holocaust, Apologies and Law and Medicine.

Mr. Gertner was one of the two founding co-editors of The Supreme Court Law Review (now in its 20th year of publication). He has co-authored the leading Canadian casebook on debtor-creditor law and has co-edited a number of other publications.

Allan C. Hutchinson

Professor Allan Hutchinson has been a member of Osgoode Hall Law School’s faculty since 1982. He served as Associate Dean from 1994 to 1996 and later, in 2003, he was named Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Studies and External Relations).

Professor Hutchinson is a legal theorist with an international reputation for his original and provocative writings. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2004 and named a Distinguished Research Professor by York University in 2006. His research interests are: law and politics; legal theory; the legal profession; constitutional law; torts; jurisprudence; civil procedure; and racism and law.

As well as publishing in most of the common-law world’s leading law journals, he has written or edited many books. Much of his work has been devoted to examining the failure of law to live up to its democratic promise. His latest publications are Evolution and the Common Law (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and The Companies We Keep: Corporate Governance for a Democratic Society (Irwin Law, 2006). In 2007, he received the University-wide Teaching Award and was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.

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