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Annual ‘one-stop shopping’ for practical analysis of developments affecting Federal and provincial Crown liability.

Counsel need to be equipped to meet the challenges in this evolving area—challenges embracing the nature and scope of liability, best practices in cases alleging it, and the far-reaching consequences for the public interest.

Topics will reflect developments as of March 2018 and will include:

  • The year’s most important cases involving or with implications for Crown liability
  • The latest judicial and scholarly opinion on negligence/tort in the Crown context
  • The Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge and Clyde River (Hamlet) v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. and the duty to consult
  • The current state of Crown immunity in light of the SCC’s decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Thouin
  • Ethical and professional issues for government-side lawyers in Crown litigation



  • Joseph K. Cheng, Counsel, Business, Regulatory and Extradition Law Division, Justice Canada (Ontario Regional Office)
  • Tom D. McKinlay, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Andrew Lokan, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Prof. Erika Chamberlain, Western Law, Western University
  • Manizeh Fancy, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • The Hon. Justice Lise G. Favreau, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Sonal Gandhi, Counsel, Crown Law Office–Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Nader R. Hasan, Stockwoods LLP
  • M. Kathleen McManus, Senior Counsel, National Litigation Sector (Atlantic Regional Office), Justice Canada
  • Michael H. Morris, Senior General Counsel, National Litigation Sector, Justice Canada
  • John Kingman Phillips, Waddell Phillips LLP
  • Gina Scarcella, Senior Counsel (Public Safety and Defence), Justice Canada
  • Paul Sheridan, Counsel, Crown Law Office – Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Michael D. Solursh, Counsel, Citizenship, Immigration & International Trade (Ontario)



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Paul Truster at ptruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay:
April 12, 2018
Register for the Online Replay


Osgoode Professional Development Centre
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

On site attendance sold out. Webcast attendance available

Register Now for Webcast

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers acting for the Federal or Provincial Crown
  • Private-bar lawyers acting in suits involving potential Crown liability
  • Litigation law clerks/paralegals

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