P. Jonathan Faulds, Q.C.

P. Jonathan Faulds, Q.C.: Attorney with Field Law
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Biography

Jon Faulds focuses his practice on complex litigation and class or mass actions in areas such as constitutional, aboriginal and health law. He has represented government in constitutional references and other complex constitutional litigation before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada and has appeared on behalf of Aboriginal groups in Aboriginal rights cases before the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Jon's clients have included socially and economically disadvantaged people who were harmed by Canada's Indian Residential Schools or other public and private institutions. These include hundreds wrongfully sterilized by the Alberta Government’s Eugenics Program from 1928 to 1972, and, more recently, Indigenous Canadians who were placed in Indian Residential Schools.

In 2005, Jon helped lead a national consortium of lawyers in the negotiation of the historic, multi-billion dollar Indian Residential Schools settlement, which also established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address the legacy of the schools, a network of church-administered boarding schools that removed approximately 150,000 Indigenous children (First Nations or Indians , Metis and Inuit) from their families from the late 19th Century until the end of the residential schools in 1996. The agreement, approved in 2007, was the largest class action settlement in Canadian history.

In 2008, Jon was appointed a Special Advocate in relation to security certificate matters by the Government of Canada. Most recently, he has defended major class actions brought against health services providers in Alberta.

Jon has been a frequent speaker at professional seminars on legal practice issues and a guest speaker at local and national conferences on aboriginal law issues. Prior to practicing law, he was a reporter with the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald and served as a legal issues commentator for CBC Radio. He has practiced law in Edmonton since 1980 and joined Field in 1988.

Outside the Office

Jon is a fitness runner who has competed in a few long-distance races, including one marathon and various legs in the Kananaskis 100 and the Jasper-Banff relay. He's also a seasoned traveler who took a year off after law school for an overland trip from England to Nepal followed by long stretches in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Recognition

Listed Class Action Litigation
The Best Lawyers in Canada
2012 - 2018
Listed Aboriginal Law
The Best Lawyers in Canada
2014 - 2018
Distinguished
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
2017
Repeatedly Recommended Aboriginal Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
2017
Aboriginal Law Lawyer of the Year in Edmonton
Best Lawyers
2015
Queen's Counsel
2002

Community

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Director
2008 - Present
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer Lawyer
2007 - Present
Pro Bono Students Canada
Supervising Lawyer
2007 - Present
NeWest Press
Former Director and Secretary
Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Affairs Committee
Former Member
John Howard Society & Elizabeth Fry Society
Former Member

Experience

R v Newborn, 2017 ABQB 635

1985 Sawridge Trust v Kennedy, 2017 ABCA 368

Jane Doe v. Alberta (Deputy Minister of Executive Council), 2016 ABQB 135, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Modry v. Alberta Health Services, 2015 ABCA 328, Alberta Court of Appeal

Modry v. Alberta Health Services, 2015 ABCA 265, Alberta Court of Appeal

Stout v Track, 2015 ABCA 10, Alberta Court of Appeal

Trang v Alberta, 2014 ABCA 382, Alberta Court of Appeal

Doe v. Alberta, 2014 ABCA 246, Alberta Court of Appeal

Trang v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ABQB 110, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Trang v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ABQB 110, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Buelow v. Morrissey, 2013 ABQB 277, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta, 2013 ABQB 649, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Stout v Track, 2013 ABQB 751, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v. Alberta Health Services, 2012 ABCA 355, Alberta Court of Appeal

Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta, 2011 ABQB 801, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Bruce Estate, 2010 ABQB 21, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Bruce Estate v. Toderovich, 2010 ABQB 709, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Sawridge v. Canada, 2009 FCA 123, Federal Court of Appeal

Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2007 ABCA 267, Alberta Court of Appeal

Baxter et al. v. The Attorney General of Canada [Indexed as: Baxter v. Canada (Attorney General), 83 O.R. (3d) 481, Ontarion Supreme Court Justice

Currie v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2006 A.J. No. 1522, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Northwest v. Canada (Attorney General), 2006 ABQB 902, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Sparvier v. Canada (Attorney General), 2006 S.J. No. 752, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Geary v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2004 ABQB 23, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Munoz v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2004 A.J. No. 1344, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada, 2004 2 CNLR 316, Federal Court of Appeal

Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada, 1997 F.C.J. No. 761, Federal Court of Appeal

Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada (C.A.), 1997 3 F.C. 580, Federal Court of Appeal

Gadwa v. Kehewin Cree Nation, 1996 F.C.J. No. 315, Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division

Muir v. Alberta, 1996 132 DLR (4th) 695, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada (T.D.), 1996 1 F.C. 3, Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division

Lac la Biche (Town) v. Alberta (S.C.C.), 1994 S.C.C.A. No. 500, Supreme Court of Canada

Reference re Prov. Electoral Boundaries (Sask.), [1991] 2 SCR 158, 1991 CanLII 61 (SCC), Supreme Court of Canada

re Electoral Boundaries Commission Act (Alberta), 86 D.L.R. (4th) 447, Alberta Court of Appral

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Areas of Practice (7)

  • Indigenous
  • Media + Entertainment
  • Litigation
  • Aboriginal
  • Class Actions
  • Human Rights
  • Hospital / Medical Staff Relations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7625  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1978; Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., Master of Laws, Constitutional Law, 2012
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Constitutional and Civil Liberties Law Section (North) Co-Chair 2009-Present

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Al-Ghamdi v. Her Majesty the Queen 2017 ABQB 169 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2017; Jane Doe v. Alberta (Deputy Minister of Executive Council) 2016 ABQB 135 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2016; Modry v. Alberta Health Services 2015 ABCA 328 Alberta Court of Appeal 2015; Modry v. Alberta Health Services 2015 ABCA 265 Alberta Court of Appeal 2015; Stout v Track 2015 ABCA 10 Alberta Court of Appeal 2015; Trang v Alberta 2014 ABCA 382 Alberta Court of Appeal 2014; Doe v. Alberta 2014 ABCA 246 Alberta Court of Appeal 2014; Trang v Canada (Attorney General) 2014 ABQB 110 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2014; Stout v Track 2013 ABQB 751 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2013; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta 2013 ABQB 649 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2013; Buelow v. Morrissey 2013 ABQB 277 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2013; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v. Alberta Health Services 2012 ABCA 355 Alberta Court of Appeal 2012; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta 2011 ABQB 801 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Bruce Estate v. Toderovich 2010 ABQB 709 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Bruce Estate 2010 ABQB 21 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Sawridge v. Canada 2009 FCA 123 Federal Court of Appeal 2009; Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2007 ABCA 267 Alberta Court of Appeal 2007; Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2007 ABCA 263 Alberta Court of Appeal 2007; Baxter et al. v. The Attorney General of Canada [Indexed as: Baxter v. Canada (Attorney General) 83 O.R. (3d) 481 Ontarion Supreme Court Justice 2006; Sparvier v. Canada (Attorney General) 2006 S.J. No. 752 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Northwest v. Canada (Attorney General) 2006 ABQB 902 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Currie v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2006 A.J. No. 1522 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Geary v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2004 ABQB 23 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Munoz v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) 2004 A.J. No. 1344 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada 2004 2 CNLR 316 Federal Court of Appeal 2004; Trang v. Alberta (Director of the Edmonton Remand Centre) 2001 A.J. No. 1360 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada 1997 F.C.J. No. 761 Federal Court of Appeal 1997; Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada (C.A.) 1997 3 F.C. 580 Federal Court of Appeal 1997; Gadwa v. Kehewin Cree Nation 1996 F.C.J. No. 315 Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division 1996; Muir v. Alberta 1996 132 DLR (4th) 695 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1996; Sawridge Indian Band v. Canada (T.D.) 1996 1 F.C. 3 Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division 1995; Reference re Electoral Division's Statutes 1995 24 Alta L R (3rd) 1 Alberta Court of Appeal 1995; Lac la Biche (Town) v. Alberta (S.C.C.) 1994 S.C.C.A. No. 500 Supreme Court of Canada 1994; re Electoral Boundaries Commission Act (Alberta) 86 D.L.R. (4th) 447 Alberta Court of Appral 1991; Reference re Prov. Electoral Boundaries (Sask.) [1991] 2 SCR 158, 1991 CanLII 61 (SCC) Supreme Court of Canada 1991
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