As everyone ponders who will get tapped for attorney general in Ontario's next government, it would seem premier-designate Doug Ford has a number of lawyers to choose from based on those who won in their respective ridings on June 7.
Ronald Bohm, president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, says a number of names come to mind including Orillia lawyer Doug Downey, elected in Patrick Brown’s former riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, as one option, or Ross Romano from the riding of Sault Ste. Marie, who served as in-house duty counsel at the Sault Ste. Marie courthouse, assistant Crown attorney and a municipal prosecutor for the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
There is also Roman Baber, who took on York Centre, historically held by Monte Kwinter and the Liberals for 25 years, who won the riding Thursday night. Baber is a lawyer and partner with a small law firm practising insurance and commercial litigation.