Portrait of lawyer Ben Grant

Op-Ed by Conway lawyer Ben Grant: Alberta trade challenge — a new opportunity to free the beer

Conway Lawyer, Ben Grant, has authored an opinion column which was published by the Toronto Sun this past weekend, which can be read here. The column, entitled “GRANT: Alberta trade challenge — a new opportunity to free the beer”, provides context on Alberta’s decision to launch a complaint under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement about the policies and practices of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Ben Grant represented…

Portrait of lawyer Ben Grant

Conway Lawyer Ben Grant to speak to Ontario craft brewers about interprovincial trade issues

On November 7 in Toronto, Conway lawyer Ben Grant will speak at the 2018 Ontario Craft Brewers Conference and Suppliers’ Marketplace on the topic of interprovincial trade barriers. The conference is Canada’s largest craft brewing conference. Ben Grant acted for Artisan Ales in one of the only private complaints under the Agreement on Internal Trade (since replaced with the Canadian Free Trade Agreement).

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…

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…

Baxter and Conway Litigation quoted on NDP’s Federal Court challenge to Speaker’s Parliamentary Privilege claims.

Fifty-five NDP MPs representing Quebec electoral districts have escalated the party’s unprecedented Federal Court challenge of internal Commons rulings that NDP MPs contravened House spending bylaws to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars in ineligible expenses for partisan flyers, and possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments for a satellite staff office in Montreal. The MPs, all but two members of the current NDP Quebec caucus, fired…