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Douglas Elliott
(1956 - living) Canada

Douglas Elliott

Lawyer

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Douglas Elliott, represented the Canadian AIDS Society at the Krever inquiry into Canada's blood system and appeared before Canada's Supreme Court on behalf of the Foundation for Equal Families in the same-sex spousal support case M. vs. H.; president of the International Gay and Lesbian Law Association; also an AIDS Committee of Toronto volunteer and board member during the 1980s;

Douglas appeared as counsel for the Foundation for Equal Families in Ontario v. M and H in the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appeared for CAS in its interventions in the Supreme Court of Canada in Vriend v. Alberta, Little Sisters' Bookstore v. Canada and Latimer v. The Queen and for EGALE in Trinity Western University v. British Columbia College of Teachers.

Douglas is senior counsel for the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto in Halpern v. Canada (the case that brought equal marriage for same sex couples to Canada) and counsel for the Coalition in Support of Marc Hall in Hall v. Durham. He is the author of numerous papers and articles, including Legal Aspects in AIDS: A Handbook for Professionals.

Douglas has been honoured with the Community Service Award of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, the Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped, and the Leadership Award of the Canadian AIDS Society.

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