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Commission Staff

Michael Code
Commission Counsel

A senior member of the criminal law bar in Ontario and currently a visiting law professor at the University of Toronto.  He served as the assistant deputy attorney general (criminal law) in that province from 1991 to 1996.  His practice with Sack Goldblatt Mitchell focuses on criminal, constitutional and public law litigation, specializing in criminal appeals.  He also provides advice to the RCMP, the OSC and the Special Investigations Unit on Crown and police practices, and provided expert evidence on police and prosecution practices in the Airbus case (a libel action brought by former prime minister Brian Mulroney against the RCMP and the Crown) and in a motion by former Nova Scotia premier Gerald Regan to stay charges of sexual assault.

Jonathan A. Dawe
Associate Commission Counsel

A barrister and solicitor in Ontario who since 1997 has practiced criminal and constitutional law with Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP.  He received his LL.B. degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1994 and LL.M. degree from Yale Law School in 1996.  From 1994 - 1995, he served as law clerk to the Right Hon. Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of Canada.  He has published articles on search and seizure and the law of restitution and has taught a course in criminal procedure at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

R. L. (Bob) Giasson
Chief Administrative Officer

Retired from Manitoba Justice on Dec. 31, 1999 as the A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Courts Division.  He was responsible for the management and leadership of the Courts Division by promoting the effective, impartial and efficient administration of the judicial process to serve the needs of Manitobans involved in criminal, civil and family disputes before the courts.  With over 35 years of service in Courts he held various positions including Registrar Court of Queen’s Bench, Executive Director of Winnipeg Courts, Magistrate, Inspector of Courts of Manitoba and French Language Services Coordinator for the Manitoba Court system.  He is an honorary life member of the Association of Court Administrators of Canada [ACCA].

Administrative Staff

Wendy Bergmann
Kathy Karamchand
Nancy Pelletier
David Bruni

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