Canadian Competitions Committee


To monitor the operation of the Sopinka Cup National Trial Competition and the Gale Cup, a Canadian national moot court competition; to ensure that these competitions continue to bear the stamp of excellence meriting the College's association with them; to ensure that, where fiscal support is provided by the College, appropriate budgetary mechanisms are in place so that the College can be confident that its money and resources are being well spent; and to ensure that, at an appropriate level, the Fellows of the College are engaged in a participatory sense in these activities to an extent that is appropriate and useful, having in mind the College's expertise in the discipline of advocacy.

General Committee Chair
Allan R. O'Brien
Ottawa, ON
Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
General Committee Vice Chair
Peter K. Doody
Ottawa, ON
Ontario Court of Justice
Member of the Committee
Michal Fairburn
Brampton, ON
Superior Court of Justice
Member of the Committee
Robert H.C. MacFarlane
Toronto, ON
Bereskin & Parr
Member of the Committee
Randy Block
Calgary, AB
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Member of the Committee
James L. Vigmond
Barrie, ON
Oatley Vigmond LLP
Member of the Committee
Eric Durnford, Q.C.
Halifax, NS
Barteaux Durnford
Member of the Committee
Brian P. Crosby
Buffalo, NY
Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP
Member of the Committee
Kenneth B. McCullogh, Q.C.
Saint John, NB
Stewart McKelvey
Member of the Committee
Ronald G. Slaght, Q.C.
Toronto, ON
Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
Ex Officio (Immediate Past Chair) of the Committee
J. Gregory Richards
Toronto, ON
WeirFoulds LLP