Ontario Regional Office
Regulatory Law Section
APPENDIX A – CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION
The activities of the Ontario Regional Office (ORO) Regulatory Law Section (RLS) include providing litigation and legal advisory services to the federal Crown and, in particular, to regulatory government clients within the Business and Regulatory Law Portfolio (BRLP), such as Health Canada, and to specific clients of the CIPS Portfolio, such as the RCMP. The Section participates in the management of legal risk in cooperation with client departments and other Justice officials and also supports Department of Justice corporate priorities, including improved performance reporting, managing litigation volume, sustainable funding, and people management.
The legal work of counsel in the RLS mainly involves the conduct of a broad range of civil litigation on a wide variety of issues in all courts at all levels in Ontario. The litigation includes actions in contract and in tort, judicial review of decisions of various administrative tribunals and other government decisions, Coroner’s inquests, proceedings before certain federal tribunals, and rendering advice on commercial agreements and appeals.
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