2014 Toronto Regional Seminar - Handouts


• June 17, 2014 •

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9–9:10 A.M.        Welcome and Introductions

Speaker:

Bruce Matthews, deputy registrar, regulatory compliance, Real Estate Council of Ontario

 

9:10–9:40 A.M.                  The Regulatory Staff Perspective

·         Transparency and public accountability

·         Public awareness of the regulator

·         Third-party influence on processes and Council governance

·         Meeting legislated timelines

Speaker:

Joe Jamieson, deputy registrar, Ontario College of Teachers

 

9:40–10:10 A.M.               The Prosecuting Counsel Perspective

·         Issues and challenges

·         Reviewing the file and assessing the case

·         Formulating the allegation statement

·         Meeting the disclosure obligations

·         Pre-hearings

Speaker:

Bonni Ellis, lawyer, Ellis Mendicino LLP

 

10:10–10:40 A.M.             The Defence Counsel Perspective

·         Issues of fairness and natural justice

·         Disclosure issues from the regulator

·         Civil standard of proof

Speaker:

Neil Perrier, lawyer, Perrier Law Professional Corporation

 

11 A.M.– 12 P.M.   Panel Session 1 - Pre-hearing Issues

Panelists:

Joe Jamieson, Bonni Ellis, Neil Perrier

An interactive discussion session focusing on the issues and challenges faced in advance of a discipline hearing.  Panel members will respond to participant questions.

 

1–1:30 P.M.        The Independent Legal Counsel Perspective

·         Training of discipline panel members

·         Importance of the chair of the panel

·         Advice on evidence – admissibility and weight

·         Importance of well written reasons

Speaker:

Chris Wirth, lawyer, Keel Cottrelle LLP
Additional handout - Reasons for Judgment

 

1:30–2 P.M.        The Discipline Panel Member Perspective

·         Issues and challenges faced by discipline panel members

·         “I wish I had known … when I started in this role.”

·         Advice to others involved in the process

Speaker:

Hanno Weinberger, discipline committee member, Ontario College of Teachers

 

2–2:45 P.M.        Panel Session 2 - Issues at the Hearing

Panelists:

Chris Wirth, Hanno Weinberger, Joe Jamieson, Bonni Ellis, Neil Perrier

An interactive discussion session focusing on the issues and challenges experienced during a discipline hearing.  Panel members will respond to participant questions.

 

3–3:30 P.M.        Panel Session 3 - Issues after the Hearing

Panelists:

Chris Wirth, Hanno Weinberger, Joe Jamieson, Bonni Ellis, Neil Perrier

An interactive discussion session focusing on the issues and challenges that can arise after a discipline hearing has concluded.  Panel members will respond to participant questions.

 

3:30–3:45 P.M.                 Closing Remarks

Bruce Matthews, deputy registrar, regulatory compliance, Real Estate Council of Ontario

 

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