Kaley Pulfer
Counsel | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2756

Kaley's practice focuses on commercial litigation, charter and constitutional law, media and defamation, and complex tax litigation. She has experience representing and providing advice to clients in matters proceeding at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She also represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, as well as in interventions at the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

Kaley has also completed secondments at a well-known beverage/soft-drink company and Justice for Children and Youth.


Matters in which Kaley has been involved include representing:

  • A large financial institution in a complex commercial arbitration

  • Newspapers and other media in defamation, libel and copyright actions, as well as providing them with advice in that regard

  • A large multinational corporation in a lengthy transfer pricing trial before the Tax Court of Canada

  • Companies and individuals in defamation actions

  • A public agency in a lengthy labour arbitration involving Charter issues

  • An interested party in an inquest under the Coroner's Act

  • An Israeli newspaper in Goldhar v. Haaretz et al., where the Supreme Court held that the plaintiff could not sue the newspaper in Ontario

  • A coalition of international free-expression organizations in R. v. Vice Media Canada Inc., where the Supreme Court is considering the issue of when police should be granted access to a journalist’s files

  • The Toronto Star and reporter in John v. Ballingall, where the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that an online newspaper is a “newspaper” for the purposes of the notice and limitation provisions in the Libel and Slander Act – leave to appeal to the Supreme Court was denied

  • A coalition of international human rights organizations in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., where the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a worldwide injunction requiring Google Inc. to globally de-index certain websites

  • The Toronto Transit Commission, as co-counsel, in an injunction relating to the implementation of random drug and alcohol testing

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Blakes Bulletin on Media & Defamation, June 8, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, April 26, 2017.
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