On Thursday, October 11, MPP Yasir Naqvi honoured C.J. Michael Flavell, QC for his achievements as one of Canada’s most prominent trade lawyers, and his commitment to raising funds for several children’s charities.
Mr. Flavell has a long and outstanding career as a trade lawyer, and boasts extensive appearances on behalf of both foreign and domestic producers, in anti-dumping and subsidy inquiries and reviews before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) and its predecessors. He has frequently argued before NAFTA and FTA Panels as counsel, and advises clients in all areas respecting the CITT, NAFTA, and WTO rules and procedures, Government policies, and other international trade issues. He has been frequently recognized as one of Canada’s top counsel in the field of international trade law by many organizations, including the pre-eminent legal rating authority, LEXPERT, and as part of the “The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers” published by Law Business Research (U.K.).
Mr. Flavell is also a strong community advocate who has been instrumental in raising more than $500,000 for various deserving registered charities in our community. He is a principle supporter of the Westminster Pet Sanctuary and co-hosts annual Charity Golf Tournaments in Ottawa that have benefitted a wide variety of children’s charities throughout the region.
At Mr. Flavell’s request, the evening’s Diamond Jubilee Medal presentation ceremony also served as a fundraiser to benefit the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada's largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing heart disease. They deliver high-tech care with a personal touch, shape the way cardiovascular medicine is practiced, and revolutionize cardiac treatment and understanding.
“It is my sincere pleasure to present my dear friend and mentor C.J. Michael Flavell, QC with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a renowned and successful trade lawyer, who remains dedicated to our own community through his commitment to raising funds for countless local charities.”
- Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre
"On behalf of everyone at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, I wish to thank Michael and Gillian Flavell for their unprecedented generosity. Such gratitude towards our mission and towards the outstanding work accomplished by our team represents an immense source of motivation and inspiration. Thank you!"
-Dr. Robert Roberts, President and CEO of the Heart Institute
"This Award is doubly gratifying because of my British heritage. My Mum and Dad, devoted Monarchists, would be proud of me."
- C.J. Michael Flavell, QC
- Ontario is celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne 60 years ago, by awarding 2,000 outstanding Canadians with a Diamond Jubilee Medal.
- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s reign of 60 years is the second-longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer.