The Walkerton Inquiry

Commission Counsel and Staff

The Commission’s legal team is headed by David Stockwood, Q.C. and Paul Cavalluzzo.

Mr. Cavalluzzo is working with Brian Gover and Freya Kristjanson. They are primarily responsible for the examination of the cause of the events in Walkerton.

Mr. Stockwood and Ronald Foerster are primarily responsible for the examination of the general issues relating to the safety of Ontario’s drinking water.

Mr. Stockwood was called to the bar in 1968. He is the senior partner of Stockwood, Spies and carries on practice as a senior counsel in litigation and administrative law. He worked on the Commission on Coroners Inquests.

Mr. Cavalluzzo was called to the bar in 1973. He is a senior partner of Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish and carries on a practice as a senior counsel in administrative, constitutional and labour law.

Mr. Gover was called to the bar in 1983. He is a partner of Stockwood Spies and is a former Crown law officer and executive legal officer to what is now known as the Superior Court of Justice. He has extensive criminal and administrative law experience.

Mr. Foerster was called to the bar in 1987. He is a partner with Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP. His practice includes commercial litigation, constitutional and administrative law.

Ms Kristjanson was called to the bar in 1989. She is a partrner with Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP, on leave of absence to serve as counsel with the commission. She has worked on a number of Royal Commissions and public inquiries.


INVESTIGATORS

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has provided an inspector and one constable to assist the Commissioner. They are interviewing witnesses, preparing evidence and assisting in document handling for the Commission.

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