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2018 Bora Laskin Award Dinner

December 5, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

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  • The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, former Chief Justice of Ontario


  • Harry Arthurs, Dean Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School and President Emeritus,
    York University
  • Donald J. M. Brown, Partner Emeritus, Blakes
  • Elizabeth McIntyre, Arbitrator/Mediator
  • The Honourable Dennis O'Connor
  • Ron Pink, Senior Partner, Pink Larkin

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cocktails 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  
Dinner 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  

2018 Bora Laskin Award Dinner

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Award Recipient

Paul Cavalluzzo
Senior Partner
Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP

In his chosen career as a labour lawyer, Paul Cavalluzzo has built an impressive record of achievement. Educated at Osgoode Hall and Harvard Law Schools, he has represented individuals and trade unions before arbitrators, labour boards and the courts, in cases involving issues of labour, human rights, and constitutional law. His role as inquiry counsel is well-known, whether acting for parties in the Air India Inquiry and the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario, or acting as Commission counsel in the Walkerton Inquiry on water contamination due to official negligence and government cutbacks, and in the Arar Inquiry into the complicity of Canadian officials in the rendition of a Canadian citizen to a year of torture in a Syrian prison. As Special Advocate in security certificate cases, Paul has represented the interests of individuals alleged to be threats to the national security of Canada in top secret hearings before the Federal Court. And in the Supreme Court of Canada he has successfully argued landmark cases involving the right of workers under the Charter of Rights to collectively bargain and strike. It is therefore eminently fitting that, for his contributions to social justice, equality and the rule of law, Paul has been awarded the Law Society Medal, the Order of Ontario, and the Order of Canada. And it is equally fitting that Paul has now been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Bora Laskin Award for his outstanding contributions to labour and human rights law.

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