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Lawyers Seek to Reinstitute King’s Counsel Designation

There was recently an interesting article in Law Times called “Veteran litigator calls for Ontario to reinstitute KC designation“. According to this article, there is growing support for Ontario to reinstitute the King’s Counsel (formerly Queen’s Counsel) designation as it would help Ontario lawyers in the international legal arena. The practice was abolished in 1985.

The article states that Ontario is the only Canadian common-law province that does not grant the King’s Counsel designation. Lawyers quoted in the article say that the designation should be granted based on merit, not for political reasons.