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The Honourable B. T. Granger Q.C.

The Houourable B.T. Granger graduated from the Ivey School of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario in 1960. In 1963 he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and was called to the Bar of Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1965. He practiced civil litigation with Lerner & Associates in London Ontario between 1965 and 1988. In 1978 Justice Granger was appointed a Queens Counsel. While in private practice Justice Granger taught Trial Advocacy at the University of Western Ontario Law School and was a senior instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission course. He has authored numerous papers, which he delivered at legal and judicial seminars.

In 1988, Justice Granger was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario which subsequently merged with the County and District Court of Ontario to form the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. Between 1992 and 1998 he was the Regional Senior Justice of the Superior Court of Justice for the Southwest Region. From 1997 to 2003 he was a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee which reported to and advised the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice on the Integrated Justice Initiative in Ontario which was proposing to create a digital and paperless Justice system.

On October 22, 2002 Justice Granger commenced to preside over a civil non-jury action between GasTOPS Ltd. v. MxI Technologies Inc. in Ottawa. Justice Granger heard 300 days of evidence and admitted into evidence 2882 electronic exhibits which comprised approximately 70,000 pages. With his encouragement, counsel converted a traditional paper based courtroom into an electronic courtroom for less than $1000.00 by using Summation iBlaze as a data base and to display the exhibits and to create an electronic record.

Justice Granger used Summation iBlaze to access from his laptop computer the electronic transcripts (45,000 pages), electronic exhibits and 3500 pages of written submissions by counsel while preparing his judgment which was released in an electronic format (675 pages) on September 25, 2009.

On April 4, 2011 B.T. Granger Q.C. returned to the practice of law and established his own law firm, Granger Legal in London Ontario.


Bio

Ivey School of Business 1960
Osgoode Hall Law School 1963
Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) 1965
Partner Lerner & Associates 1965 - 1988
Appointed Queen's Counsel 1979
Appointed to the Superior Court of Justice 1988
Regional Senior Justice of the Southwest Region of the Superior Court of Justice 1992-1996
Retired from Superior Court of Justice 2011
Opened Granger Legal and became counsel to Gunn & Associates 2011