66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1980 (ON)
Counsel in the firm’s Toronto office. Practice focuses on broadcast and telecom regulation, policy and business transactions, and Copyright Board work. Advises for-profit and not-for-profit companies (Canadian and non-Canadian), unions, charities, regulators, and financial institutions in the communications sector. President of Canadian Broadcasters Rights Agency 1991–2020. Advises parties appearing before the CRTC and the Copyright Board of Canada. Former vice president, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs at WIC Western International Communications Inc. Previously in-house counsel at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Broad understanding of the communications industry, related corporate documentation, and the framework for broadcast and telecom regulation and financing. Co-author of Canadian Broadcasting Regulatory Handbook (2017), Regulatory Guide to Canadian Television (2014), Canadian Spam, Telemarketing and Privacy Handbook (2016), Regulatory Guide to Canadian Radio (2016), Canadian Telecommunications Regulatory Handbook (2017), and the Guide to the Copyright Board of Canada (2020). Regular speaker at industry events, including co-chairing The International Institute of Communications’ Canadian Communications Law & Policy Conferences 2012–2022. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1980.
On October 26, 2018, Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media and technology company, completed the acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (TSX: NCC.A; NCC.B), one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 101 broadcast licences (72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals) across Canada, in a transaction valued at approximately $506 million.
On February 19, 2016, Shaw Communications completed an offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes. The senior notes were made available in Canada under Shaw’s previously filed short form base shelf prospectus.
On June 3, 2015, Stingray Digital Group Inc. completed the initial public offering of its subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares at a price of $6.25 per share. The shares began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols RAY.A and RAY.B, respectively.