Matthew Horner is counsel with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, Matthew was counsel for 11 years with the Constitutional Law Branch of Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. He has represented the Commission and Ontario on numerous constitutional and Human Rights Code matters, including OHRC v Ontario (Jahn) before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario; CCLA v Canada and Francis v Ontario before the Ontario Court of Appeal; and Withler v Canada and Henry v British Columbia before the Supreme Court of Canada. Matthew was called to the bar in 2002 after completing a clerkship with the Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache of the Supreme Court of Canada.
"Constitutional cases are unique in the way they can impact public policy on a system wide basis. I am excited to work and collaborate with students to examine the distinct issues of constitutional litigation from the perspective of the lawyer trying to build a case from the ground up."