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Mark Ellis is an experienced litigator who appears regularly before all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario. Mark has also appeared as lead counsel on several occasions at the Supreme Court of Canada. As the author of Canada’s leading treatise on fiduciary obligations and three related books, his opinion is regularly sought in Canada’s boardrooms regarding all aspects of corporate compliance and governance. Mark is a highly-regarded speaker, having chaired over two hundred conferences throughout his career, and spoken internationally regarding compliance, governance and anti-corruption. He is also a visiting professor at Queen’s University.

In Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 1, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) was asked to determine whether the current process of collective bargaining available to members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is constitutional. In finding that the current scheme is unconstitutional, the SCC clarified the requirements for collective bargaining regimes under the right to freedom of association.
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