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The Commissioner

Honourable Patrick J. LeSage, Q.C.

Former Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Patrick LeSage has been counsel at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP in Toronto since 2004.  He began his career as a Crown Attorney in the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, where he rose to the position of Director of Crown Attorneys for Ontario.  Appointed to the County and District Court in 1975, he became Associate Chief Judge of that Court in 1983.  In 1994 he became Associate Chief Justice and in 1996 was appointed Chief Justice of what is now the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  He stepped down from that position in 2002. 

Mr. LeSage was a senior resident at Massey College at the University of Toronto in 2002 - 2003 and is now a senior fellow at the College.  He has been awarded an honourary LLD from the University of Windsor (1996) and from Laurentian University (2001). 

Mr. LeSage was appointed a Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission in December 2005.


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2006 Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Aspects of the Trial and Conviction of James Driskell