Biography: Murray Segal

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Murray Segal is an independent legal counsel and consultant in Toronto. He has held a number of key legal positions. He was chief legal advisor to the Government of Ontario as well as advisor to the provincial Cabinet, Attorney General, other provincial Ministers, and Deputy Ministers. In that capacity, he oversaw all of the province’s litigation.

Prior to his time as Deputy Attorney General of Ontario, Mr. Segal was the Chief Prosecutor for the Province, leading the largest provincial prosecution service in Canada.

In October 2015, Mr. Segal conducted a review and released a Report to the Province of Nova Scotia on the justice system’s handling of the Rehtaeh Parsons matter, including recommendations to improve the investigation and prosecution of cyberbullying.

In 2016, he conducted an assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of the British Columbia Prosecution Service.

Mr. Segal is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Law Society of Ontario and is the author of numerous legal publications, with a particular focus on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, disclosure, and procedure. He is also a frequent participant in continuing education programs.


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