David is a nationally recognized practitioner of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in Canada. An experienced trial lawyer, he defends companies and individuals facing OHS, environmental and other regulatory charges. He is a trusted advisor to government and industry, a busy writer, lecturer and presenter on OHS issues throughout Canada. He covers a wide geographic area being a member of three law societies: Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
David spent a good portion of his career as a criminal defence lawyer and Crown Prosecutor. It is where he learned his skills as a trial lawyer. He headed a pilot project with Alberta Justice which still serves as the model for OHS prosecutions in Alberta. In that capacity, David worked closely with government OHS investigators, developing formal training for them on how to conduct proper investigations. He was Alberta’s first designated OHS Crown Prosecutor. In 2004, David left government and became a partner with McLennan Ross LLP where he practices as a regulatory defence lawyer.
Awards and Recognition:
- Leading Practitioner – Occupational Health & Safety, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
- Edmonton Labour & Employment Law Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in Canada
- Leading Business Lawyer – Labour & Employment Law, Best Lawyers® in Canada
- AV Distinguished Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
Aimée established her company Smile Productions in 1993. Since then it has evolved into an event and video production company that combines creativity and logic to turn out a great result. Clients have come to rely on our passion, commitment and ingenuity to deliver a custom project every time. Aimée and her team work behind the scenes from concept to execution to ensure a successful outcome.
Inspired by producing the Petroleum Safety Conference for over ten years, Aimée and her partner Bruce Hennel identified a need to improve health and safety in the live event industry. In 2008 they developed EVENTSafe, an organization dedicated to creating safety resources and training for the event industry.
Aimée has worked on and produced hundreds of live events and video productions with complex visual elements over the last twenty years. From small, intimate workshops for 10 stakeholders to Galas for 650 people to full scale theatrical productions for an audience of 6,000…and a variety of national and international production projects.
- Venue Producer- RIO2016, SOCHI2014
- Petroleum Safety Conference (1999-2012)
- CFL Player Awards- Grey Cup 2009 (broadcast on TSN)
- JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards 2006-2008 (segments broadcast on CTV)