John J. Wilson
John J. Wilson practices public law in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, chiefly in the areas of Crown liability, administrative law, constitutional law, regulatory law, and Indigenous law. He acts for public and private clients in administrative and civil proceedings, applications for judicial review, and appeals.
Regulators, public bodies, and other public organizations retain John on matters of statutory authority, statutory interpretation, and policy and procedure. He also advises private clients that are regulated by public authorities.
John has acted for First Nations and Inuit governments in litigation involving the duty to consult, disputed elections, and modern treaty interpretation. He was also part of the team responsible for the settlement of the McLean Indian Day Schools Class Action.
In the constitutional realm, John has broadly advised on and litigated division of powers, parliamentary privilege, and Charter issues.
John is co-author of Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Administrative Law, and Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Constitutional Law: Division of Powers.
He is also an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches Administrative Law.
John is a graduate of the University of Oxford (BCL), Osgoode Hall Law School (JD), and Queen's University at Kingston (BA, Honours).