Toronto Councillors Mark Grimes, Justin Di Ciano Charged Under Municipal Elections Act

Global News | Reporter Matthew Bingley interviews Stephen D'Agostino | November 16, 2018

Global News Thumbnail On November 16, 2018, Thomson, Rogers’ municipal lawyer, Stephen D’Agostino, was interviewed by Global News reporter Matthew Bingley on the charges laid under the Municipal Elections Act against re-elected Toronto Councillor Mark Grimes and outgoing Councillor Justin Di Ciano for failing to disclose alleged campaign expenses related to their 2014 campaigns. Stephen says: It is … Continued

Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

best lawyers in canada 2019 - 13th edition We are proud to announce that 16 Thomson, Rogers partners have been selected for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best LawyersTM in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry … Continued

Toronto decides to fight Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018

Bill 5 dismantled Toronto’s 47 ward system in one fell swoop

Today, Toronto City Council voted 25 to 17 in favour of commencing an action to challenge the legality of Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018. Bill 5 dismantled Toronto’s 47 ward system in one fell swoop on August 14, 2018.  Among other things, Bill 5: Repealed City Council’s power to divide and re-divide … Continued

Tories Privatize Retail Cannabis But Gift Municipalities Trump Card

hand of cannabis smoker Recent rumours were confirmed true on Monday, when the provincial government issued a press release indicating that, come legalization on October 17, it “will not be in the business of running physical cannabis stores”. Instead, according to Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli, the government intends to “work with private sector businesses to build a safe, … Continued

Congratulations to Roger Beaman

scales of justice Thomson Rogers Lawyer Gets Top Award from Ontario Bar Association This year‘s recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Municipal Law is Roger Beaman. This is a great honour for Roger, our Municipal Group and for the firm. On December 31, 2017, Roger retired from Thomson Rogers Lawyers after more than four … Continued