Cameron’s areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, insurance related matters, class actions, and civil fraud. He regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Cameron’s work involves the representation of institutional clients and individuals. He has successfully prosecuted civil fraud claims at trial and has won appeals before the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In a multi-million dollar debt collection fraud case, Cameron won two major contempt decisions against a defendant who was evading judgment as well as debtor-creditor examinations. In 2018, he presented the oral argument for the appellant before a nine-judge panel of the Supreme Court of Canada in a seminal language rights case.
Cameron is a traditional barrister who believes that trial experience is essential for civil litigators. He is also a forceful and tactical negotiator when the circumstances dictate. Cameron has successfully settled dozens of cases over the years in addition to taking claims to trial and to appellate courts.
Cameron graduated with a First Class Honours B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science from McGill University, and obtained degrees with Distinction in Civil Law and Common Law, also from McGill University. Cameron periodically lectures on the topic of class actions at the McGill University Faculty of Law. He also contributes regularly to the BCF Class Action NetLetter, published on Lexis Nexis.
- Oral submissions before the Supreme Court of Canada
- Success before the Court of Appeal on a 2019 estates case
- Success in an appeal concerning the Customs Act
- Successful defence of an anti-SLAPP motion in a major precedent setting decision for the law of slander
- Successful prosecution at trial of a civil fraud claim for an elderly widow against two contractors
- Successful prosecution of a civil contempt motion and the incarceration of a fraud defendant who had bilked his family and friends out of millions of dollars in civil court as reported in the Ontario Reports:
- Successful representation in the role of Amicus Curiae, or a friend of the court, in a case involving French language rights that ultimately resulted in a new trial in 2016 before the Court of Appeal:
- Successful representative work on behalf of an institutional client in a dispute involving long-term disability benefits in the context of a unionized environment and the role of plan administrator
- Appeared on CBC’s “The Weekly” to discuss civil aspects of coercion and duress
- Featured in Canadian Lawyer Magazine on language rights in Federal Court
- Featured in Lawyer’s Daily on Ontario’s new Anti-SLAPP defamation legislation
- Featured in Lawyer’s Daily on the subject of language rights in Ontario
- Featured in Law Times on the subject of Aboriginal rights in Ontario
- Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine on the topic of civil liability of Crown Attorneys
- John Connelly’s death: A family fights for answers – The Fifth Estate
- Guest on HiFi Radio 640 Toronto – “Fraud Prevention Month”
“Converting an Individual Action to a Class Action is more difficult than it appears in Ontario,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 3, March 2019
“Applying to the Class Proceedings Fund in Ontario,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 5, May 2019
“Third Party Litigation Agreements and Honorariums for Class Representatives in Ontario,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 6, June 2019
“Class Actions in Federal Court,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 8, August 2019
“Carriage Motions in Ontario,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 9, September 2019
“Cy-près Distributions in Class Actions,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 10, October 2019
“Court Approval of Legal Fees in Class Actions,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 11, November 2019
“Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP Legislation Missed the Forest for the Trees,” 38 Adv J No. 3, 24-28, Winter 2019 edition, The Advocates’ Journal (co-authored with David Cassin)
“Co-Counsel Agreements in Class Actions,” Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 12, December 2019
“Ethics in Class Actions”, Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 13, January 2020
“Settlement Approval in Class Actions”, Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 14, February 2020
“Class Action Reform in Ontario”, Lexis Nexis, BCF Class Action NetLetter Issue 15, March 2020