The following have been granted Participant Status by Commissioner Cullen:


Counsel Name or Participant

Law Firm

Government of Canada


Jan Brongers
BJ Wray

Department of Justice
BC Regional Office

Ministry of Attorney General - Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch


Jacqueline D. Hughes
J. Cherisse Friesen
Chantelle Rajotte

Ministry of Attorney General

Ministry of Attorney General - Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Finance

Jacqueline D. Hughes
J. Cherisse Friesen
Chantelle Rajotte

Ministry of Attorney General

BC Real Estate Association


Chris Weafer
Patrick Weafer

Owen Bird Law Corporation



Morgan L. Camley

Dentons Canada LLP

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association


Megan Tweedie
Jessica Magonet

British Columbia Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU)


Jitesh Mistry

General Counsel

British Columbia Lottery Corporation


William B. Smart, QC
Shannon P. Ramsay
Susan Humphrey

Hunter Litigation Chambers Law Corporation

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch


Kevin B. Westell
Jo-Anne Stark, Director of Advocacy, CBA, BC Branch

Canadian Gaming Association


Paul Burns, President & CEO

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia


Allen Soltan
Jason Herbert

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada


Guy Pratte
Nadia Effendi
Teagan Markin

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Transparency International Canada (TI Canada)
Canadians For Tax Fairness (C4TF)
Publish What you Pay Canada (PWYP)


Kevin J. Comeau

Criminal Defence Advocacy Society


Kevin B. Westell

Pender Litigation

Desmarais, Brad

Brad Desmarais

David Butcher, QC

Wilson Butcher

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd.


David Gruber
Laura L. Bevan
Meg Gaily

Bennett Jones
Lawson Lundell
Lawson Lundell

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation


Mark L. Skwarok
Melanie Harmer

McMillan LLP

Kroeker, Robert

Robert Kroeker

Marie Henein
Christine Mainville

Henein Hutchison LLP

Law Society of British Columbia


Ludmila B. Herbst, QC

Farris LLP

Lightbody, James; President and CEO, BC Lottery Corporation

James Lightbody

Robin N. McFee, QC
Jessie Meikle-Kahs

Sugden, McFee & Roes LLP

The Society of Notaries Public of BC


Ron Usher

The Society of Notaries Public of B.C.

Please see the Rulings Section to find the Participants Application Rulings.

The Rules for Standing can be found here.

The Rules for Standing provided a deadline of September 6, 2019 to submit for Participant Standing. However, the Commissioner has the discretion to extend that deadline, and anyone seeking to apply for participant status after that date is encouraged to apply in accordance with the Rules and to seek an extension of time. Those applications will all be carefully considered and determined on their merits.

There are a range of ways to provide information to Commission Counsel. You can learn more about how to submit information or contact us here.