Insider Trading and Tipping in Toronto Ontario – Lessons from Mitchell Finkelstein


In a recent decision released by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on August 25, 2015, a panel of two OSC commissioners ordered Mitchell Finkelstein, a former Toronto Bay Street lawyer, and other members of an insider-trading ring to pay financial penalties and costs totaling almost $3 million. In March 2015, the panel ruled that Mr. Finkelstein violated securities laws when … Read More

Carding in Toronto, ON should be Abolished


The Ontario government recently unveiled an attempt to regulate the controversial police practice of carding. Carding involves the stopping, questioning and documenting of citizens who are not suspected of breaking any law in Toronto, Ontario. Any police officer may engage in the practice of carding at his or her sole discretion. The new regulations an attempt to sanitize a practice … Read More

The Dismissal of Charges Against Rob Ford’s Driver – 3 Lessons For Anyone Charged With Drug Offences in Ontario


On Friday May 8th, 2015, the Ontario Court of Justice dismissed all drug charges against Sandro Lisi, the friend and former driver of Rob Ford, the former Mayor of Toronto Mayor. Lisi, and his colleague Jamshid Bahrami, were charged with trafficking marijuana and other related drug charges. Marijuana is one of many substances that are prohibited under the Controlled Drugs … Read More

7 reasons to retain a criminal defence lawyer in Ontario

When approached by potential clients who have been been charged with a criminal offence in Ontario such as assault, theft, fraud or impaired driving, I am often asked what value I can add to their situation.“Why can’t I just plead guilty and get it over with?” they often ask. Some, in an effort to save money, choose to “read up” … Read More