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Christopher Rae Toronto Lawyer

Christopher J. Rae

Partner Fasken
You need a litigator who is tough but pragmatic to help you navigate difficult litigation.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2011
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Christopher Rae practices civil and commercial litigation. He has broad experience litigating a variety of civil and commercial disputes (including contract, shareholder and governance disputes), fraud, breach of confidence, product liability, professional negligence, insurance and insurance brokering. Christopher is also a member of Fasken’s Indigenous Law practice group.

Christopher regularly represents clients across a range of industries, including agriculture, mining, automotive, transportation (including railway, trucking, and aviation), entertainment, government, insurance, professional services, and manufacturers, distributors and retailers of consumer and food products.

Christopher has significant expertise handling matters requiring urgent and extraordinary relief, including injunctions and Anton Piller orders. For that reason, Christopher’s clients have retained him to act as counsel on critical time-sensitive matters of national importance, such as with respect to the unlawful blockading of Canada Post’s facilities in 2018 (in which Christopher acted as lead litigation counsel for Canada Post nationally and in Ontario), and the railway blockades in 2020. In both cases, Fasken successfully obtained injunctions in various jurisdictions across the country to bring an end to the widely reported unlawful blockade activities.

Christopher has been counsel on a number of significant and high-profile litigation matters, including for example Ontario Medical Association v. Ontario, Karahalios v. Conservative Party of Canada, Canada Post Corporation v. John Doe et al., Canadian National Railway Company v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company (a case recognized by Benchmark Canada as one of five "Impact Cases of the Year"), Choc et al v. HudBay Minerals Inc., and Jacobs et al v. Ontario Medical Association.

Christopher believes strongly in giving back to his community. He is actively engaged in pro bono work and is a Co-Chair (Litigation) of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee in Ontario. Christopher is also a member of the Steering Committee for the firm’s Indigenous Reconciliation Committee. Christopher is also a Co-Chair of the firm’s annual United Way fundraising campaign, which each year raises $250,000.

Client Work

  • Jacobs v. Ontario Medical Association, 2016 ONSC 4977,
  • Canadian National Railway Company v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company, 2015 ONSC 6843,
  • HMQ in Right of Ontario v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company 2015 ONSC 7437,
  • Alamos Gold and AuRico Gold to Combine Creating Leading Intermediate Gold Producer With a Transaction Equity Value of US$1.5 billion,
  • Carioca's Import & Export Inc. v. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, 2015 ONCA 592,
  • Lorenzo Girones v. Marsh Canada Limited, 2014 ONSC 7072,
  • Carioca’s Import & Export Inc. v. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, 2014 ONSC 4818,
  • Greenbanktree Power Corporation v. Coinmatic Canada Inc., 2013 ONSC 4977,
  • Jetport v. Jones Brown Inc., 2013 ONSC 2740,

Career & Education


  • JD Queen's University
  • BA (Honours), Political Studies Bishop's University

Community involvement

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario Duty Counsel Project
  • Pro Bono Law Ontario Child Advocacy Project

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada 

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

  • Member, Toronto Lawyers Association

  • Regular Member, The Advocates' Society


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Speaker Key Takeaways from Recent Cases Toronto Symposium (9th Edition) location location Toronto, ON
eDiscovery Practical Tips: What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know about Strategies for Reducing eDiscovery Costs location location Toronto


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