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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
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- Attained accreditation as certified Vegetarian Cooking School Instructor
- Director, Religious Liberties, Kingsview Village Church

2003
- Director, Health and Temperance Department, Kingsview Village Church
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2002
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2001
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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
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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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Areas of Law considered in this case: - Employment/Labour Law - Discharge - Just Cause - Arbitration

OPSEU (J. Issayevitch) v. The Crown in Right of Ontario, Decision 711/85 of the Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board

Under the OPSEU collective agreement there is a right to grieve one's discharge from government service. The Ontario Crown Employee's Grievance Settlement Board has the power to reinstate a discharged employee back into their job, and often does.

Working conditions had changed in the grievor's case, and he was not able to adapt his work style, or modify his own personal standards to accommodate the change in the working conditions.

In this case however, the Board found that my client, the employer could not be faulted. Over a long period of time, with consummate patience, management attempted to find another solution besides discharging the grievor. This evidence was carefully and thoroughly presented to the Board.

Based on the evidence presented the Board found that my client had just cause to discharge the grievor/employee. There was no reinstatement back into the employee's original position ordered.

Employers who want to successfully terminate someone's employment for just cause are required to move through an escalating process of offering assistance and progressive discipline, and must properly document their actions, whether in the union environment, or in private enterprise.

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