Sunil Gurmukh

The Top 25 Most Influential 2019 winner

Sunil Gurmukh

Counsel, Ontario Human Rights Commission, Toronto

Over the past year and a half, Sunil Gurmukh has shown passion and leadership in the fight to eliminate systemic discrimination of marginalized groups. Gurmukh was lead counsel for the OHRC in its inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black people by the Toronto Police. He was the lead author of “A Collective Impact,” the OHRC’s interim report on the inquiry that was released in December 2018. The interim report revealed that a Black person was nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be involved in a fatal shooting by the TPS. He was also lead counsel for the OHRC in Charter case Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board. The OHRC successfully challenged a provision of Ontario’s Human Rights Code that allowed employers to cut or reduce benefits to workers aged 65 and over. He is counsel for the OHRC in Al-Turki v. Ontario (Ministry of Transportation), a case currently before the HRTO that will affect thousands of refugees and their ability to obtain driver’s licences. His chapter in Irwin Law’s book Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada was published in October 2018.

Recent articles & video

Legislation modernizing Canadian military justice system enters fully into force

Federal Court hears 2-million-dollar suit involving vessel collision in Vancouver Harbour

Ontario Court of Appeal asserts jurisdiction in international fraud case

Sutherland Law in 10-million-dollar commercial case

Federal Court grants dynamic site blocking order to address piracy of live NHL broadcasts

Home bought with settlement proceeds of spouse’s child not subject to division: AB Court of Appeal

Most Read Articles

How Mitch Frazer helped launch a law school, aging institute, and grew a pensions practice at Torys

Bill abolishing 'self-induced extreme intoxication' as legal defence receives royal assent

Cassels Brock and Blackwell, Teplitsky Colson in 50-million-dollar commercial case

Surgery on dog without checking previous tests was professional misconduct: AB Court of Appeal