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

- Began researching and presenting on health questions

- Coordinated and demonstrated at the Eden Cooking School in Toronto

- 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

- Director, Health and Temperance Department, Kingsview Village Church
- Revision of the Do You Know publication series
- Publication of "The Power of Personal Penmanship" in the BIG BOOK
- Received BNI's Master Networker Award

- Publication of "New Home Construction" why you need a lawyer, Toronto Business Times, June 2002
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- Director, Communications Department, and Church Clerk, Kingsview Village

- 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

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- 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

- Mounting of law practice's first web page

- 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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Areas of Law considered in this case: - Employment/Labour Law - Seniority under a Collective Agreement - Contract Work - Arbitration

OPSEU (J. Konya) v. The Crown in Right of Ontario, Decision 494/83 of the Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board - Affirmed November 26, 1986 (Ont. Divl. Crt.)

During the boom period in electrical design services in the GTA during 1974-78 the government hired Mr. Konya to work for it through a technical overload company. The government had a contract with Mr. Konya's personal corporation.

Mr. Konya applied to the Ontario civil service in 1978, was awarded a position, and passed his probationary period. All his documentation listed his date of hire as July 1 1978. Mr. Konya first objected to his date of hire as July 1 1978 in June of 1983, and asked that his seniority date back to 1974.

The Grievance Settlement Board, and then the Divisional Court considered the seniority article in the collective agreement, and the definition of public service under the Public Service Act, as well as other jurisprudence interpreting public service under the Public Service Act.

Neither the collective agreement, nor the Public Service Act, nor the other jurisprudence supported Mr. Konya's position for seniority back to 1974. Therefore Mr. Konya's grievance, and the appeal from that grievance, were dismissed.

This case illustrates that labour boards, other decision making tribunals, and courts must follow the framework set out in the collective agreement, the applicable legislation and other cases that are " on point" - i.e. the same facts or similar to the facts of the case being decided.

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