|About||Selwyn A. Pieters, B.A. (Toronto), LL.B. (Osgoode), L.E.C. (U.W.I). Lawyer & Notary Public (of the Bars of Ontario, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobagoi)|
Selwyn Pieters has appeared at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada in Fraser v. Ontario, 2011 SCC 20 and Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), 2015 SCC 39,  S.C.J. No. 39.
From 2012 to 2015, Selwyn was co-counsel in a very significant Constitutional Challenge to Canada’s Citizenship Act that required significant policy, litigation and Constitutional law experience. That case is reported in the newspapers worldwide, in several official law reports and is of significant precedential value: McAteer v. Canada (Attorney General) 2015 CanLII 8563 Abella, Karakatsanis and Côté JJ. (SCC); 2014 ONCA 578, K.M. Weiler, P. Lauwers, G. Pardu JJ.A. (Ont. CA); affirming McAteer v. Canada (Attorney General) 2013 ONSC 5895, E.M. Morgan J. (Ont. S.C.J.) and Roach et al. v. Canada 2012 ONSC 352 Horkins J. (ON S.C.) a Class Action Lawsuit in respect to Canada’s Citizenship Act.
Selwyn has also appeared in the Ontario Court of Appeal in Freeman-Maloy v. Marsden 267 D.L.R. (4th) 37 (C.A.); Bangoura v. Washington Post (2005) 202 O.A.C. 76 (C.A.) and most recently R. v. Steele (2015) ONCA 169; the Federal Court of Appeal in Stevens v. The Conservative Party of Canada, 2005 FCA 383.
Selwyn was the successful litigant in Peel Law Association v. Pieters 2013 CarswellOnt 7881, 2013 ONCA 396, 116 O.R. (3d) 81.
In Guyana, Selwyn was co-counsel for deceased families at the Linden Commission of Inquiry. He was counsel for the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and the People's National Congress (PNC) at the Rodney Commission of Inquiry. Selwyn represented the Guyana Prison Service and Guyana Police Force in the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison Disturbances and Subsequent Deaths.