Fraser has a general practice in commercial litigation and public law, with a particular focus on administrative law and appeals. Fraser graduated as the gold medalist from McGill’s Faculty of Law, where he was also the recipient of numerous other awards and prizes. He then served as a law clerk to Chief Justice McLachlin and Justice Martin at the Supreme Court of Canada. Before joining Olthuis van Ert, Fraser spent three years as litigation counsel for Canada’s Department of Justice. He recently served as commission counsel for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry.
Ontario (2018), British Columbia (2023)
BA (Mount Allison), MA (Victoria), BCL/LLB (McGill)
Counsel work including appeals, applications, motions, and legal opinions.
Public law experience as commission counsel in a public inquiry and as litigation counsel in judicial reviews before administrative bodies and before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in constitutional, immigration, employment, and trade matters.
Civil litigation experience in commercial, employment, and Crown liability matters.
Legal writing, teaching and speaking as the author of peer-reviewed articles and the former Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Law Journal.
“Taking the ‘Aboriginal Perspective’ Seriously: The (Mis)Use of Indigenous Law in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia” (2018) 16/17:1 Indigenous Law Journal 21.
“Introduction: Moving from the Why to the How of Indigenous Law” (2016) 61:4 McGill LJ 721.
“Constitutional Convention and Cabinet Manuals” (2011) 34:4 Canadian Parliamentary Review 25.