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Ed Canning


Year of call: 1993
Ed is an employment lawyer and Partner at Ross & McBride LLP. 

He has been an employment lawyer in Hamilton for over 25 years, representing both employers and employees. For the last 21 years, Ed has written a bi-weekly column in the Hamilton Spectator on employment law.

Over the course of his career, Ed has appeared before the courts and a variety of tribunals. In 2001 he argued a Human Rights Code appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada and in 2016 before the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Ed aggressively represents and advises both employees and employers.

You can read Ed's articles via the Hamilton Spectator here
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Areas of Expertise

  • Human rights
  • Non-solicitation/non-competition agreements
  • Employment Standards Act issues
  • Canada Labour Code issues
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Employment Contracts

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