Highlights

Education

  • LLB, 1992
    University of Toronto
  • MA, Economics, 1986
    University of British Columbia
  • BA (Hons), Economics and Computer Science, 1984
    Queen's University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Leslie J. Milton

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Leslie Milton is a partner in the Ottawa office of Fasken Martineau. Leslie practises primarily in the areas of communications law, competition law and international trade law. In all of these areas, Leslie is able to provide advice that builds on her prior training in economics. Before becoming a lawyer, Leslie worked as an economist at the Bank of Canada.

Leslie has represented clients in regulatory proceedings before the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission covering all aspects of telecommunications regulation, including the framework proceedings for local and international services competition, forbearance proceedings, price cap regulation, regulation of Internet services, wireless and wireline wholesale services, access to support structures, competitive safeguards, VoIP requirements, 911 obligations, and wireless code requirements, and enforcement of telemarketing, do-not-call-list, anti-spam (CASL) and voter contract requirements. Leslie also represents clients in consultations and licensing proceedings before ISED Canada relating to allocation and access to radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbital slots, and certification of radio apparatus in Canada, and regularly advises clients on foreign ownership restrictions under the Telecommunications Act and Radiocommunication Act.

In addition, Leslie advises clients on the jurisdiction of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) under the Patent Act, the application of the PMPRB’s pricing tests for patented medicines at product introduction and thereafter, and the PMPRB’s filing requirements. Leslie also assists clients in responding to PMPRB price investigations, and has acted before the Board in various contested proceedings.

In her competition practice, Leslie assists clients with merger clearance through the Canadian Competition Bureau as well as with Investment Canada Act notification and review. Leslie also regularly advises clients on compliance with the criminal and civil provisions of the Competition Act, including the misleading representation, cartel, bid rigging, refusal to deal and abuse of dominance provisions. In 2003-2004, Leslie was seconded to the Competition Law Division of the Department of Justice (Canada) where she acted as counsel for the Commissioner of Competition on merger reviews and investigations under the reviewable practices and deceptive marketing provisions of the Competition Act. Leslie also acted as counsel to the Commissioner before the Competition Tribunal in Commissioner of Competition v. Sears Canada Inc., an application brought under the ordinary selling provisions of the Competition Act.

In international trade, Leslie advises on the scope of Canadian international trade commitments under the CUSTA, NAFTA and WTO agreements, with particular emphasis on commitments in the areas of telecommunications, cultural industries, investment and, more recently, agriculture and supply management in Canada. Leslie was Canadian counsel to the Canadian Film and Television Production Association in respect of the U.S. proceedings requesting application of countervailing duties on "runaway" productions.

Leslie advises clients on the jurisdiction of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) under the Patent Act, the application of the PMPRB’s pricing tests for patented medicines at product introduction and thereafter, and the PMPRB’s filing requirements. Leslie also assists clients in responding to PMPRB price investigations, and has acted before the Board in various contested proceedings.

Honours and Awards

  • Who's Who Legal: TMT 2017
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 for Technology
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 for Telecommunications
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2006-2017 for Communications Law  
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013-2017 for Telecommunications
  • Chambers Global 2007-2017 for Telecommunications, Media & Broadcasting
  • Chambers Canada 2016 and 2017 for Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting 
  • Practical Law Company 2009 (Canada) as a recognized lawyer in telecommunications

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, County of Carleton Law Association
  • Member, Canadian Women in Communications