Fonds S727 - John Swaigen fonds

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John Swaigen fonds

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  • 1967 - 2007 (Creation)
    John Swaigen

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4.54 m of textual records

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John Swaigen (1944 - ) is a lawyer and author in Ontario, Canada. Swaigen received a BA from the University of Toronto, and a LLB and LLM from Osgood Law School. Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 1974, John Swaigen has served as Director of Quality Assurance at the Ontario Legal Aid Plan, Chair of Ontario’s Environmental Appeal Board, Research Associate at the Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, Counsel for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, General Counsel to the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Legal Counsel in the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario. Swaigen has served on several boards of directors, including the Sierra Legal Defence Fund and the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund. He has written books and articles on environmental law.

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The fonds contains publications, correspondence, research, newspaper clippings and other material created and compiled by John Swaigen, pertaining to the environment and environmental law in Canada. It is arranged in the following series: Biographical; Publications; Environmental research; City of Toronto Special Advisory Committee on the Environment.

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At ANNEX. Retrieval of boxes requires 24 hours notice.

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  • Shelf: Annex, WLA2759-WLA2875