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Class Actions in the COVID-19 era. Get the information you need from the experts you trust.

From the people who bring you Canada’s leading annual Class Actions Symposium, join us for an intensive half day as we take you through some of the critical and emerging issues facing the Class Actions legal community.

Our experts will drill down on:

  • Class Proceedings Act amendments – the key changes and their impact,  including a keynote presentation by The Hon. Doug Downey, Minister of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Class Actions in and after COVID-19:
    • LTC
    • Business interruption insurance claims
    • Airlines
    • Ticketmaster
    • Inter-provincial mobility restrictions
  • #MeToo comes to Class Actions
  • Addressing race discrimination with Class Actions


Planning Committee

  • Marie Audren, Audren Rolland LLP, Montreal
  • The Hon. Justice Ward K. Branch, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Celeste Poltak, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Michael Rosenberg, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Program Chair

  • Michael Rosenberg, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. Doug Downey, Minister of the Attorney General (Ontario)


  • Don Anthony, QC Civil Litigation Unit, Dept. of Justice and Public Safety, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Andrew Astritis, Raven Law Firm (Ottawa)
  • Jean-Michel Boudreau, IMK s.e.n.c.r.l./LLP (Montreal)
  • Steven Cooper, Cooper Regel, a member of Masuch Law, LLP (Alberta)
  • Michael A. Eizenga L.S.M., Bennett Jones LLP (Toronto)
  • Charles Hatt, Koskie Minsky LLP (Toronto)
  • Asha James, Falconers LLP (Toronto)
  • Bruce W. Johnston, Trudel Johnston Lespérance (Montreal)
  • David Klein, Klein Lawyers, LLP – Vancouver
  • Amanda D. Iarusso, Director of Policy and Legal Affairs to the Attorney General of Ontario
  • Gordon McKee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Anne Merminod, BLG (Montreal)
  • Christine Mohr, Justice Canada  (Toronto)
  • Janelle O’Connor, Murphy Battista LLP (Vancouver)
  • Linda R. Rothstein, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP (Toronto)


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "View Program". Once you click "View Program" you will be forwarded to the Zoom meeting for the webinar. This will be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the content for 120 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice.


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Program Details

Date & Time

October 15, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT


Online Replay

Fee per Delegate

$395 + HST

Newly Licensed Rate (2017-Present): $197.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Plaintiff and Defence Counsel Practicing in Class Actions
  • In-house/Corporate Counsel
  • Members of the Judiciary
  • Class Actions Academics
  • Government Litigators
  • Liability Insurers
  • Notice and Settlement Specialists

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Thank you to this year’s sponsors:



For sponsorship information, please email mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca.


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