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2016
- Published Eden Cooking School Demonstrators' Recipes, First Edition, Toronto, on February 29

2012
- Began researching and presenting on health questions

2010-2016
- Coordinated and demonstrated at the Eden Cooking School in Toronto

2004
- Completed and mounted information providing web page
- Commenced lecturing on "The Colour Code" summer of 2004
- Conceived and organized WEBb's BNI Adventure Afternoon networking event
- Attained accreditation as certified Vegetarian Cooking School Instructor
- Director, Religious Liberties, Kingsview Village Church

2003
- Director, Health and Temperance Department, Kingsview Village Church
- Revision of the Do You Know publication series
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2002
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2001
- Director, Communications Department, and Church Clerk, Kingsview Village

2000
- Trekked Antarctica and Easter Island and conclusion of the 7 Continents, 7 Oceans, Millennium around-the-world cruise and return to Toronto and law practice reinvigorated

1999
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1998
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1997
- Established new law in civil procedure in Lochwin v. Wasserman - see Explanatory Notes on Reported Cases 9, and the listing under Business Law, Corporate & Commercial, Trials and Civil Litigation

1996
- Mounting of law practice's first web page

1995
- Established new law in family law in Orzeck v. Orzeck, which clarifyies the parental obligation to pay child support to or for a child over the age of majority, who was not in communication with the parent - see Explanatory Notes on Reported Cases 10, and the listing under Family Law and Civil Litigation



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Reported Cases


Areas of Law Considered in this case: Negligence - Tort - Suits against Government - Proceedings Against the Crown Act - Civil Litigation

Heighington et al. v. The Queen in right of Ontario et al. (1987) 60 O.R. (2d) 641; [1987] O.J. No. 725

The Ontario government built a low-income housing subdivision on the old Ivanenko farm in Scarborough, on what had been a radium removal and recycling site after WWI. Along with two other lawyers I represented the Ontario government, (known in civil litigation as The Queen in right of Ontario).

George Heighington, and a number of the other residents of Malvern [in the precursor to class action lawsuits] claimed that the Ontario government was negligent since the Ministry of Labour through its Atomic Energy department knew of the location of the radium removal and recycling site, and did not advise or warn the prospective purchasers of the homes. The residents further claimed that information from the Atomic Energy Commission of Canada was available and that the Ontario Government as builder of the homes was negligent in not making inquiries from the Atomic Energy Commission.

The residents claimed that they suffered damages to their health, {which in most cases were unsubstantiated} and a loss in property value [which the court found had been substantiated or proven]

This case received press coverage. The Attorney General was asked questions in the Ontario Legislature {which we had prepared the Attorney General's answers for}

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