Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96
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.
First COVID-19 vaccine administered in Canada
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.
Marie-Andrée Vermette co-chairs the E-Hearings Task Force
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.
John A. Keith, K.C., Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
John A. Keith, K.C. is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, and a judge ex officio of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. He replaces Justice G.M. Warner (Kentville), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective January 1, 2019.
Justice Keith articled with WeirFoulds LLP and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1993. He was an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group before returning to Nova Scotia in 1999.
WeirFoulds recognized once again as the top Ontario regional firm in Canadian Lawyer’s survey
WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that we have once again been recognized by our peers and colleagues as the number one Ontario regional law firm in Canadian Lawyer’s 2017 survey.
Toronto Raptors win 2019 NBA Championship
After a historical run in the playoffs, the Toronto Raptors took the 2019 NBA Championship in Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on June 13. Established in 1995, this is the first title in the franchise’s 24-year history. This was also the first time in league history that a finals game was played outside of the United States.
A celebratory parade was held on June 17, which travelled through Toronto’s downtown core and ended with a rally at Nathan Philip’s Square. It is estimated that the parade brought in an additional 2.5 million people to the city that day.
Canada turns 150
WeirFoulds celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday.
The people of the United Kingdom vote in favour of leaving the European Union. Known to the world as Brexit.
WF voted #1 regional law firm in Ontario
The firm is voted by our peers and colleagues as the number one regional law firm in Canadian Lawyer‘s 2015 Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms.
Sochi Winter Olympics
Canada has its most successful Winter Olympics on foreign soil in Sochi, Russia, taking home 25 medals
WF joins forces with Townsend & Associates
Effective September 30, 2013, the Firm joined forces with Townsend and Associates to establish a dynamic new municipal and planning law team.