Vote: Ian Daley
April 15 – 30, 2019
My name is Ian Daley;
I am seeking your support as a Toronto area candidate in the 2019 Bencher Election. My decision to run in this election is driven by a desire to continue making a professional contribution towards a public protection regulatory body, and deliver a modern and experienced approach to the Law Society of Ontario’s regulatory and professional services governance and management.
Presently, I am Senior Legal Counsel with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (“RECO”). I was called to the bar in 2003 and have over 12 years of RECO Legal Counsel experience. RECO is a consumer protection regulatory body that governs registered Real Estate professionals in the Province of Ontario. The LSO and RECO share similar objectives, both being regulatory bodies with a public interest mandate. My RECO experiences have provided the opportunity to develop transferable regulatory management skills.
My professional background includes senior level legal experiences with a primary focus on real estate regulatory law, administrative law, litigation and board management. Recent volunteer professional experiences include; Vice President for the Board of Directors with the Oakville Soccer Club (“OSC”) and Chair of an Ontario Soccer Association Discipline Committee presiding over discipline hearings at OSC. As a LSO bencher candidate, I believe that my background has provided the experiences required to deliver a balanced, diverse and qualified voice to the management and governance of the LSO. I welcome your support and the opportunity to represent your interests as LSO bencher.
My Platform Commitments
Committed to increasing “Access to Justice” for all by identifying and eliminating the variables that restrict justice at various levels
Committed to implementation of the 13 recommendations in 5 categories, approved by Convocation in December 2016
Committed to inclusion policies for equity seeking groups such as; women licensees, sexual orientation & gender identity licensees, licensees with disabilities, religious and racialized licensees
Committed to the development of policies that modernize the profession through increased use of technology, namely within the courts
Committed to identifying and working to remove systemic and socioeconomic barriers
Committed to a progressive culture shift that works to identify, support, and prevent licensee mental health related issues
Committed to delivering a voice for the real estate bar at Convocation
Thank you for your consideration.
My personal interest initiatives include; volunteer work with community sport clubs, namely coaching in the Town of Oakville, being my current local community.
Additional personal initiatives include volunteer work with “at risk” neighborhood schools in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto, being the local community I grew up in.
My views on the Statement of Principles, Diversity and Inclusion
I was born and raised in Toronto, and grew up living in a very diverse area of the city, being the “Jane & Finch” community. My upbringing has taught me that “diversity is a strength” and not a weakness. I have lived my life with a belief that “diversity is a strength” and this belief includes all diversity, being the groups referenced by section 1 of the Human Rights Code, and with respect to the legal profession, diversity of regions, ages and practice areas. I support the requirement to create and abide by a Statement of Principles and am committed to working towards changing the broader perception of diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. The Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Report has provided the Law Society evidence of a problem with diversity and inclusion. The requirement to create and abide by a statement of principles is a first step towards addressing the problem, and a step in the right direction. As a bencher I am committed to being open to listening to all sides and working towards solutions that improve the current perceptions of diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.