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John Monger B.A., LL.B.

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With a practice focused on labour, employment and professional discipline law, John Monger offers a skilled and strong voice to those who need effective, resolute, and practical representation.  

John achieves the right outcome to complex legal problems efficiently. All disputes happen in context. Thoroughly understanding this reality has defined John’s approach to consistently getting sensible, positive and appropriate results for his clients for over 20 years of practice. He has been a partner a Paliare Roland Barristers since its inception, prior to which he was a partner at Gowlings.

The foundation of John’s litigation practice is acting as counsel to trade unions.  He has successfully litigated hundreds of cases through mediation and arbitration, and has appeared as counsel before many tribunals and courts on his clients’ behalf.  In addition, he regularly represents both employees and employers in relation to resolving issues arising at all stages of the employment relationship. 

John is an experienced prosecutor of professional and academic discipline cases before administrative tribunals and the Courts. He has frequently represented professionals and others in matters involving professional governance and discipline, licensing, and statutory compliance.

In addition, John has frequently provided advice to charitable and not-for-profit agencies and unincorporated associations when such entities have found themselves in legal disputes of various kinds.


  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1989
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1991

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • The Advocates' Society
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Representative Work

Awards and Honours

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for Administrative and Public Law, Labour and Employment Law
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as Litigation Star since 2019


Community Involvement

  • Board Member, World Literacy Canada

Publications and Presentations

John regularly speaks at advocacy training programs and educational seminars.





Assistant Information

Nicole Robinson
p: 416.646.7417

Practice Areas

Exceptional Advocates.


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