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  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    The deaths of over 1,000 garment workers in a Bangladesh factory collapse has Canadian manufacturers abroad pressing for labour law reform. Canadian-owned mines abroad should pay close attention.
    Posted date : May 27, 2013
    Length of video: 00:03:19
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    The one-two combination of Premier Wynne and Glenn Murray will go a long way at the cabinet table, says the workplace and civil litigator, when it comes to finding badly needed infrastructure funding.
    Posted date : March 13, 2013
    Length of video: 00:03:52
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Ontario could very well have its first female Premier, be she Liberal or NDP, after the next election. The workplace and civil litigator says it still may not mean politics will be done differently.
    Posted date : November 22, 2012
    Length of video: 00:03:05
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    A burst of court challenges against governments is a healthy sign that Canadians aren't afraid to challenge their public institutions. The workplace and civil litigator gives us a crash course on some of the most important.
    Posted date : October 25, 2012
    Length of video: 00:04:12
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Toronto's Real Estate Board says a tribunal set to rule on whether it engages in anti-competitive practices has no jurisdiction provincially. If it wins, the decision would affect many other industries.
    Posted date : September 24, 2012
    Length of video: 00:04:45
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's comment after a recent shooting spree that "the best social program is a job" is unacceptable, says Pinto. Youth unemployment is too high, and if governments don't take action, we'll all pay for years.
    Posted date : August 08, 2012
    Length of video: 00:03:37
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Both sides in the dispute over doctors' compensation need to be more honest with each other. Pinto says times have changed, and both the OMA and the Liberal government are facing new realities.
    Posted date : May 09, 2012
    Length of video: 00:04:08
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Like the sinking of the Titanic, the fact that governments are cutting agencies that keep track of society's most vulnerable may mean there being no lifeboats for the poorest among us.
    Posted date : April 25, 2012
    Length of video: 00:03:43
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's is ignoring the Integrity Commissioner, who has ruled he's broken the conflict of interest law and must pay back over $3000. That could set a terrible precedent, says Pinto.
    Posted date : April 03, 2012
    Length of video: 00:03:45
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Elections Ontario should be watching the federal robocall scandal closely. Pinto says election finance laws are fundamental to ensuring that money can't buy elections in Canada.
    Posted date : March 08, 2012
    Length of video: 00:03:07
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    A number of developments are swirling about and will soon collide, forcing the next generation of debates over public funding of Roman Catholic schools, predicts Andrew Pinto.
    Posted date : January 31, 2012
    Length of video: 00:03:07
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Last July Toronto said it was overstaffed by 17,000 people, and promised severance packages to induce employees to retire. While 1,100 have applied, only 230 have been approved by the city. What gives?
    Posted date : December 01, 2011
    Length of video: 00:03:02
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Ontario is about to be transformed by new legislation forcing private companies to provide more accessible customer service to the disabled. But lawyer Andrew Pinto says everyone will benefit.
    Posted date : November 03, 2011
    Length of video: 00:03:28
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    The landmark Supreme Court ruling that allows Vancouver's famous safe injection site - "Insite" - to stay open is a triumph of science over ideology, says Andrew Pinto.
    Posted date : October 06, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:33
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    The idea of setting up one national securities commission rather than the 13 that exist now is a good one, says Andrew Pinto. Such a body could coordinate both criminal and regulatory sanctions.
    Posted date : September 15, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:15
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Canada should not be exporting the known carcinogen asbestos - banned here at home - just to save a few hundred jobs in Quebec, according to workplace lawyer Andrew Pinto.
    Posted date : August 25, 2011
    Length of video: 00:03:34
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Jack Layton's recent cancer announcement has everyone debating the public's right to know vs. the federal NDP leader's right to privacy. But Andrew Pinto says it's really all about relevance.
    Posted date : August 04, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:04
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Toronto won't likely be the only government offering buyouts to their employees. Lawyer Andrew Pinto warns those thinking of leaving to look for the devil in details.
    Posted date : July 14, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:40
     
  • Thought Provoker: Andrew Pinto

    Should government agencies do more to protect the public? The federal Competition Bureau has taken the Toronto Real Estate Board to the Competition Tribunal to get more information for consumers.
    Posted date : June 29, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:12
     
  • Thought Provoker: One year ago today Ontario passed a bill aimed at curbing workplace violence and harassment. Has it succeeded? Workplace lawyer and investigator Andrew Pinto looks at the record

    Posted date : June 15, 2011
    Length of video: 00:03:06
     
 
Andrew Pinto
Andrew Pinto is a workplace and litigation lawyer with Pinto Wray James LLP, based in Toronto. He teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, where he provides media commentary and training on legal, human rights and governance issues. Andrew is an inaugural recipient of the Lawyer of the Year award from the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto.