In order to ensure that the LCO fully considers the practical and theoretical implications that this Project raises, we have established an Advisory Group. 

The Advisory Group is made up of legal practitioners, academics from law and other relevant disciplines, representatives from community and advocacy organizations and government representatives with particular expertise in the area of the law as it affects vulnerable workers.  The role of the Advisory Group is to provide advice on the issues raised by documents released in this Project, provide input into the Consultation Strategy in this Project and provide feedback on the impact or effectiveness of potential LCO recommendations.


The current members of the Advisory Group are:

Erika Gates-Gasse – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

Mary Gellatly – Parkdale Community Legal Clinic

Joel Gorlick/Benita Swarbrick – Ontario Ministry of Labour

Sean Kennedy – Ontario Bar Association

Deena Ladd – The Workers’ Action Centre

Ken Linington – Flowers Canada Ontario Inc.

Professor Katherine Lippel – University of Ottawa, Faculty of Civil Law

Mary-Ellen McIntyre – Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples

Naveen Mehta – United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union

Professor Eric Tucker – York University, Osgoode Hall Law School

Professor Leah Vosko – York University, Department of Political Science

Mark Wales – Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Armine Yalnizyan – Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives