WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the Firm has been recognized as the 2023 “Regional Law Firm of the Year – Ontario” by the Canadian Law Awards. The Canadian Law Awards Gala took place this year on May 11, 2023, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. This is the second consecutive year that WeirFoulds has been recognized with this distinction and the third time the firm has been recognized overall, previously receiving the honour in 2022 and 2020.
Canada’s head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, dies at the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years. Having celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier in 2022, Elizabeth II was head of state for almost half of Canada’s existence as a country. Upon her death, King Charles III immediately became the new head of state, the seventh since Confederation.
Canada’s first recipient of a COVID-19 vaccine was 89-year-old Gisele Levesque, a resident at the Saint-Antoine long-term care home in Quebec City. December 14, 2021 marked a historic moment some have dubbed “V-Day,” as Canada entered a new phase of the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Federation of Ontario Law Associations, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association established an E-Hearings Task Force to work towards the expansion of virtual access to the courts during the COVID-19 crisis. Co-chairing the Task Force is Marie-Andrée Vermette, WeirFoulds partner.