News & Blog

We are proud to present the Conway Blog which will bring valuable insights into legal developments and practice issues in various areas of civil litigation. Included with the Conway Blog are entries from the blog of the 64th Treasurer of The Law Society of Upper Canada, Tom Conway.


Conway Lawyers Successfully Intervene in R. v. Comeau before the Supreme Court

In a seminal unanimous decision released earlier today, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the scope of section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867.  Section 121, the Court ruled, prohibits measures which, in essence and purpose, restrict the flow of goods across the country. Conversely, measures having incidental effects on trade as part of broader regulatory schemes not aimed at impeding trade do not violate section 121. David Wilson, Owen…

Three Conway Lawyers recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Conway lawyers have been recognized in The 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Lawyers listed in The 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory have been recommended by their peers in surveys in their respective practice areas. Three Conway lawyers have been listed: Thomas Conway has been listed as a leading practitioner in the “Litigation – Corporate Commercial Law” and “Litigation – Product Liability” practice areas. Colin Baxter has been listed as a…

Conway Lawyers Successfully Certify $215M Class Action Lawsuit Against City of Ottawa

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision earlier this week certifying the class proceeding in Metro Taxi Ltd. et al v. City of Ottawa. The successful certification motion was argued by Conway lawyers, Thomas Conway, Colin Baxter, Ben Grant and Julie Mouris, acting for the proposed representative plaintiffs. The representative plaintiffs claim damages against the City of Ottawa on behalf of 768 taxi license holders and 4 taxi…

David P. Taylor joins Conway Baxter Wilson LLP

David Taylor is joining us from Power Law, where he practiced civil litigation with an emphasis on public law, appellate advocacy and minority rights. David graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2012, where he won the gold medal. He clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada, and was called to the bars of Ontario and British Columbia in 2013. He practices in English and French….

Thomas Conway and Owen Rees again recognized as “Best Lawyers”

Congratulations to our colleagues Thomas Conway and Owen Rees, who are recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, an annual peer-review publication of outstanding lawyers. Tom is recognized for his work in Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Owen is recognized for his work in Administrative and Public Law, and Appellate Practice.

Conway Lawyers Successfully Challenge Alberta Beer Mark-Ups in Interprovincial Trade Dispute

A dispute resolution panel under the Agreement on Internal Trade has found that certain mark-ups charged by the Alberta government on beer sold in Alberta contravened the province’s obligations under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). The measures at issue were introduced in October 2015 (see previous post), and imposed higher mark-ups on beer produced in certain provinces than beer produced in Alberta. In August 2016, Alberta announced that an…

Thomas G. Conway to Receive Honorary Degree from LSUC

Conway Baxter Wilson LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas G. Conway will receive a degree of doctor of laws, honoris causa (LL.D.) from the Law Society of Upper Canada at its call to the bar ceremony on Friday, June 23, 2017. The Law Society grants honorary degrees in recognition of outstanding achievements in service and benefits to the legal profession, the rule of law or the cause of justice….

Provinces Announce Sweeping New Trade Deal

This afternoon, the provinces and the federal government announced the establishment of a new interprovincial trade deal. On July 1, 2017, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement will replace the Agreement on Internal Trade. Most notably, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement aims to remove trade barriers across all sectors unless specifically excluded. This marks a major change from the existing Agreement on Internal Trade, which is limited to the sectors specifically…

Conway Lawyers Successfully Defend the Open Court Principle

Conway lawyers Colin S. Baxter and Benjamin L. Grant successfully defended the open court principle in a recent case before the Federal Court of Canada.1 The case focused on the right of the media to access the records of Courts Martial, special courts established for members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The case arose from the efforts of a CBC journalist to investigate the prosecution of sexual assault in the…