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Kaley Pulfer

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Matters in which Kaley has been involved include representing:

  • Sing Tao Newspaper Canada Ltd. in successfully defending a defamation claim in respect of reporting on the British Columbia foreign buyers tax (Zhao v. Corus Entertainment Inc. and Sing Tao Newspaper Canada Ltd. et al.)

  • A large financial institution in a complex commercial arbitration

  • Newspapers and other media in defamation, libel and copyright actions, anti-SLAPP motions, as well as providing them with pre-publication advice

  • A public agency in a lengthy labour arbitration involving Charter, human rights, and collective bargaining issues

  • Companies and individuals in defamation actions

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

  • 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

Professional Activities

Kaley provides pro bono assistance to various organizations and individuals. She assists young people with humanitarian and compassionate applications for permanent resident status in Canada, represents freelance reporters in relation to pre-publication advice, access to information requests, and applications for judicial reviews of administrative decisions relating to their work. She has also helped to run the Blakes/LAWS mentorship program that partners Blakes lawyers with students from Central Technical School in Toronto.

Kaley is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates' Society and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2010
J.D., University of Toronto - 2009
B.A., University of British Columbia - 2003
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