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Commission Counsel


William C. McDowell
William C. McDowell, Commission Counsel, was formerly the Associate Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada responsible for civil litigation, national security and central agencies issues. Mr. McDowell was responsible for the design and oversight of a number of major public inquiries, and for the implementation of the recommendations which came from them. He is the joint recipient of a Department of Justice National Award for his work in resolving the Maher Arar vs. Canada case. Mr. McDowell also acted as counsel to a corporate party in the 2002-2003 Waterloo judicial inquiry. Mr. McDowell practises civil and commercial litigation, including professional discipline, defamation and human rights. Mr. McDowell is a partner at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP in Toronto.



Naomi Loewith

Naomi Loewith, Associate Commission Counsel, is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former law clerk at both the Supreme Court of Canada and the International Criminal Tribunal in Rwanda. Ms. Loewith also practices civil litigation at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP in Toronto.






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