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John Campion

John Campion

Academic Qualifications:

  • University of Toronto Law School, J.D. 1972
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. 1967
  • Called to the Bars of: Ontario and NWT
  • Occasional Calls: B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
  • Elected Bencher (discipline and appeal panel member; 2000-2012)
  • President, Federation of Law Societies of Canada
  • FCIArb 2013
Professional Memberships:

Arbitration Experience:38 years of litigation experience

  • over 60 appeals, including Supreme Court of Canada
  • over 160 trials and hearings
  • over 20 class actions – Ontario, B.C., Quebec and Alberta

Major Cases:
Bre-X Minerals – $8 billion action against Nesbitt Burns
Boston Scientific – negligent production of defibrillators
Bristol-Myers – drug
VIA Rail – many cases, including human rights to SCC
The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company – multi-jurisdictional insurance cases
Canada Post – misrepresentation
Canadian Tire – cease trade in the public interest
Pacifica Papers v. Johnstone – lumber industry consolidation – B.C.
Highfields Capital v. Telesystem International Wireless Inc. – breach of financial covenants
Commissioner of Competition v. Canada Pipe – competition trial for Commissioner

Public Inquiries:
Gomery Inquiry – national investigation into misuse of funds
United Nations Oil-For-Food Inquiry – Iraq multi-billion-dollar inquiry
Union Unicorp Inquiry – control of Union Gas and regulation of industry

Cardinal Power – mediation – construction of co-generation power plant
McCain Foods Limited – arbitration in New Brunswick – control and governance of corporation
Walkerton – mediation with Chief Justice – water contamination
Boart International – arbitration in Sweden – affecting Canada, England and South Africa
Nordion v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited – arbitration

International Recognition:
Chambers Global
International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
Euromoney Guide to World Leading Litigation Lawyers
Best Lawyers
Top 25 Corporate Litigators in Canada – Lexpert
Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
American Lawyer – Lexpert


ADR Specialization:
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Toronto ON
Phone:  416-865-6697

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