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Adair Goldblatt Bieber represents former MP Raj Grewal in lawsuit against RCMP and Attorney General

On February 9, 2023, AGB lawyers Simon Bieber, Sean Pierce, and Ritika Rai, together with co-counsel at Stockwoods LLP (Nader Hasan and Spencer Bass), issued a claim against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Attorney General of Ontario on behalf of former MP Raj Grewal involving allegations of negligent investigation of Mr. Grewal and violation of his Charter rights to a fair trial.

Following nine weeks of evidence at trial from Crown witnesses, the Court acquitted Mr. Grewal of all charges. He stood accused of breach of trust, for soliciting personal financial assistance in connection with his duties and privileges as a Member of Parliament. He did no such thing. In granting a directed verdict dismissing all charges against Mr. Grewal, the trial judge said that no reasonable jury would have been able to render a guilty verdict, and that the inferences required to support the theories put forward by the Crown could "neither reasonably nor logically be drawn."

Mr. Grewal now seeks a declaration that the RCMP and Attorney General's negligent investigation and prosecution of him violated his right to a fair trial enshrined in sections 7 and 11(d) of the Charter, alleging that the flaws in the case against him had been apparent from the outset. Mr. Grewal also seeks to recover the damages he has suffered as result.

Reporting by the Toronto Star can be viewed here.

Reporting from the The Globe and Mail can be viewed here.