Wade in the Media & Speaking Engagements


Wade Poziomka in the Media

Wade Poziomka frequently appears in the media. On occasion, he will comment on high profile cases he is working on, however he is also frequently sought out to provide commentary on cases and emerging issues. A sample of recent media articles include:


Bell’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Campaign Rings Hollow for Employees Suffering Panic Attacks, Vomiting and Anxiety
Erica Johnson (25 November 2017)

Hamilton Police Board Chair Disciplined for “Unfortunate”, “Unfair” Comments
Kelly Bennett (09 January 2018)

Controversial Autism Centre Plan Dropped for Queen Street Mansion
Kelly Bennett (08 January 2018)

Was Officer OK to Question Matthew Green? Lawyers Clash over Role of Race in Police Stop
Kelly Bennett (16 November 2017)

GTA Tennis League Violates Women’s Human Rights, Players Charge
Trevor Dunn (28 August 2017)

The Globe and Mail

‘Street Check’ or ‘Well-Being Check’? Police Carding Case comes at Key Juncture in Ontario
Molly Hayes (16 November 2017)

Global News

Calls for Inmate Admissions to be examined at Barton Street Jail Inquest
Sara Cain (01 May 2018)

Barton Street Jail was a ‘Hostile’ Environment at the Time of Inmate Death, Coroner’s Inquest Hears
Sara Cain (30 April 2018)

Voicemail Comes Back to Haunt Hamilton NDP MPP
Shiona Thompson (18 April 2018)

Toronto Sun

New Democrat MPP Paul Miller Blasts Staff’s Union in Spat over Parental Leave
Antonella Artuso (19 April 2018)

Hamilton Spectator

Under Threat: The Press and Social Advocates
Opinion Piece by Wade Poziomka (24 August 2018)

Police Knew Inmate was Suicidal, Before Death in Barton Jail
Nicole O’Reilly (01 May 2018)

Police Board Chair Ferguson Disciplined Over Comments on Incident Involving Councillor
Matthew Van Dongen (09 January 2018)

Closing Submissions made in Disciplinary Case for Police Officer Charged in Stop of Councillor
Nicole O’Reilly (16 November 2017)

Unpublished Ottawa

Democracy Watch: Will 2018 Ontario Election Ads Inform Voters of Right to Decline Ballot?
Democracy Watch (14 March 2018)

Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Dressing for Success: Dress Codes Should Follow Human Rights Guidelines
Alexia Kapralos (03 November 2017)

The Lawyer’s Daily

Lawyers Laud Proposed Additions to Ontario Human Rights Code, but Say More Change Needed
Terry Davidson (12 October 2017)

Law Times

Toronto Lawyers against Proposed City Council Cut
Mark Cardwell (06 August 2018)

Regulations Can’t Prevent Police Racial Profiling
Meagan Gillmore (10 September 2018)


NDP Human Rights Complaint
CHCH News (12 April 2018)

Hamilton Community News

NDP Pilloried for Punishing Hamilton Human Rights Complaints
Richard Leitner (06 September 2018)

Hamilton Councillor Matthew Green Calls Encounter with Officer “Humiliating” during Tense Hearing
Kevin Werner (11 September 2017)

The Bay Observer

As Workplace Harassment Allegations Pile Up, Hamilton NDP MPPs Eye Election Calendar
Bay Observer (07 May 2018)


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Wade’s Speaking Engagements

Wade frequently speaks at conferences and educational programs on human rights related issues. Here are some of the recent programs Wade has spoken at or will be speaking at in the near future:


30 October 2018
Law Society of Ontario – 19th Annual Employment Law Summit
Employment Law and the Modern Workplace with Ranjan Agarwal, Bennet Jones LLP

25 October 2018
Lancaster House – Toronto Health and Safety Conference
Conference Co-Chair with Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Toronto Star and Diana Laranja, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP


21 September 2018
Ryerson University – Diversity@Work 2018 Conference
Legal Perspectives on Inclusion & Diversity with Michael Richards, DLA Piper

06 September 2018
Human Resources Professionals Association (HPRA) – LegalEase Breakfast Speaker
Human Rights Update 2018 & Privilege over Workplace Investigations

31 May 2018
Ontario Bar Association – Annual Update on Human Rights
Trends and Statistics in Judicial Reviews of Human Rights Decisions – When will the Court Intervene?

05 April 2018
Lancaster House – Human Rights and Accommodation Conference
Accommodating Chronic and Episodic Disabilities with Dale Hewat, Veronica Kenny and Wendy Porch

12 October 2017
Hamilton Law Association – Corporate Commercial Law Seminar
Employee and Independent Contractors

29 May 2017
Ontario Bar Association – Annual Update on Human Rights
Service Animals, Record of Offences and Gender Identity

05 April 2017
Lancaster House – Human Rights and Accommodation Conference
Major Caselaw and Legislative Update with Kim Bernhardt, Sheri Price and Laura Williams

23 February 2017
Ryerson University – Diversity@Work 2017 Conference
Legal Perspectives on Diversity with Leslie Frattolin

02 November 2016
Ontario Bar Association – What’s New in Damages at the HRTO?
Making Sense of Developing Issues in Damages with David Baker, Natasha Persaud and Debra McKenna

20 October 2016
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) – 2016 Law Conference
Human Rights Panel with Susan Ursel, Andrew Pinto and Jodi Martin

20 October 2016
McMaster University Pre-Law Society Career Night

19 February 2016
Ryerson University – Diversity@Work 2016 Conference
Legal Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace with Mike Richards

16 November 2015
McMaster University Human Rights Networking Breakfast
Human Rights in Ontario

13 November 2015
CHCH TV’s Square Off Program
Police Brutality at the G20 Summit

02 October 2015
Ontario Bar Association – 14th Annual Charter Conference
A Constitutional Right to Strike with Professor Brian Langille, Robin Basu and Adrienne Telford

01 October 2015
Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton: Justice Career Symposium
A Career as a Lawyer

05 June 2015
Law Society of Upper Canada – Six-Minute Employment Lawyer
Frustration of Contract and Undue Hardship

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