CONTACT INFORMATION

t: 647-638-3994
glenford@gsjameson.com

GLENFORD JAMESON, J.D.
Lawyer and Principal

Glenford's practice is focused on corporate-commercial and regulatory issues. His business law experience is focused on transactional and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, and a broad range of business law issues, and his regulatory experience involves working with clients to manage permissive processes or enforcement actions by Health Canada or the CFIA in the food context. He has significant industry experience in the food sector, relating to organizations that encounter a high degree of provincial/federal regulation and those that seek to challenge regulatory regimes under which food is produced and sold in Ontario and Canada. His clients include start-ups, not-for-profits, SMEs, governments, and multinationals.

He has co-founded and co-organized the first and largest national food law conference in Canada, which has been held at Schulich School of Law in Halifax, UOttawa Faculty of Law, Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval in Quebec City, and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 2019.

Glenford is currently an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law, teaching Canadian Food Law and Regulation as a component of their Global Food Law program. He has spoken at the University of Chicago Law School, lectured at LUISS’s Food Law LLM in Rome, IT, and given talks at other law schools on Canadian food laws, trade agreements, private certifying bodies, harmonization, and other matters.

Glenford is particularly interested by the problems created through the intersection of food, technology, and regulation and he brings this passion to his practice, finding solutions to legal problems faced by his clients.

Prior to founding G.S. Jameson & Company, Glenford worked at a prominent mid-size business law firm in Toronto.

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University
Schulich School of Law
Juris Doctor

Mount Allison University
B.A. (Hons.), History with Minor in Political Science


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Bootstrapping Quality through Contract: Designing Effective 3rd Party Certifying Bodies
University of Toronto Law School, From Microbes to Multinationals: The Many Scales of Food Law and Policy
(2019)

Annual Update: Food Advertising, Labelling, and Marketing Law in Canada
University of Toronto Law School, From Microbes to Multinationals: The Many Scales of Food Law and Policy
(2019)

Death by a Thousand AMPs: The Future of Food Fraud Prosecutions in Canada
US Pharmacopeia (Rockville MD), MoniQA 3rd Annual International Symposium
(2019)

O Cannabis! The Legalization of Cannabis Edibles, Extracts and Topicals
Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development
(2019)

Drafting Better Licensing Agreements
MSU (Lansing, MI) Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
(2019)

Bridging the Intersection of Intellectual Property & Regulations in Manufacturing
World IP Day Conference at MSU (Lansing, MI)
Global Food Law Program, MSU International Business Center, and MSU's Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
(2019)

Developments in Canadian Food Law
AINIA Centro Technológico, Curso Presencial: Internacionalización y Legislación Alimentaria: Obligados a entenderse. 5ª Ed. (Valencia, ES)
(2019)

Food Law in Canada
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Estado de México, CDMX), Escuela de Ciencias Sociales y Gobierno (Derecho)
(2019)

Food Fraud in Canada
(Panel with Gerald Chan and Daniel Libman)

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
(2019)

Remarks on the 3rd Annual Conference on Canadian Food Law and Policy
Université Laval, Faculté de droit
Colloque annuel canadien en droit et politique publiques agroalimentaire: Innovations en droit de l’agroalimentaire
(2018)

Truth and Transparency: Food Laws and Regulations from Farm to Table
Michigan State University, College of Law
Global Food Law Program:
Current Issues Conference

(2018)

IP Issues in E-Commerce, and Emerging Markets - A Canadian Food Perspective
World IP Day Conference at MSU (Lansing, MI)
Global Food Law Program, MSU International Business Center, and MSU's Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

(2018)

Regulating Safe and Healthy Food?
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
(2018)

Trade and Terroir: Canada's Food Laws and CETA
LUISS Guido Carli (Roma, IT)
Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza

(2017)

The State of Food Law in Canada
University of Chicago Law School
(2017)

Lunch and Learn with Food Lawyers
McGill Law School
(2017)


The Social Licence to Operate in Food
Ryerson University Food Innovation Hub
(2017)

Recognition

Recognition: 2017 Precedent Setter Award
Precedent Magazine
(2017)

Award: Best Practitioner Blog
Canadian Law Blog Awards (CLAWBIES)
(2016)

Recognition: Top-10 Legal Podcast in Canada
Law Firm Web Strategy Blog
(2016)

Award: Best New Blog
Canadian Law Blog Awards (CLAWBIES)
(2015)

The Sharing Economy (Moderator)
Hospitality and Tourism Management Conference
Ryerson University School of Management
(2016)

The Chef's Role in Advocating for Policy and Change
Terroir Symposium
(2016)

AMR Standards in Food Production and Labeling
Ottawa Law Review Symposium
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
(2016)

Confidential Business Information in Food Research and Development
Food Starter
(2016)

The Practice of Food Law
Schulich School of Law
(2015)


Media

Interview: Battle over vegan cheese label is a freedom of expression issue, lawyers say
Canadian Business Magazine: July 31, 2019
(
2019)

Interview: Canadian officials flagged 900 food items from China with ‘problems’ over 2 years
CBC News: July 14, 2019
(
2019)

Interview: What is ractopamine, the drug at the centre of the China-Canada meat dispute?
CTV News: June 27, 2019
(
2019)

Interview: Canada-China Ban on Pork
CP24 News: June 26, 2019
(
2019)

Interview: Canada-China Ban on Pork
CTV National News Broadcast: June 26, 2019
(
2019)

Interview: Canada’s new food policy aims to improve enforcement
Canadian Lawyer Magazine: June 21, 2019
(
2019)

Interview: Vegan 1.0
Cheftimony Podcast
(2019)

Interview: Vegan food producer ordered to drop the word ‘cheese’ from its marketing
A. Gill, Globe and Mail: February 17, 2019
(
2019)

Interview: New Canadian Food-Safety Law Could Spell Trouble for Small Producers
Baylen Linnekin at Reason.com
(
2019)

Interview: The Food Fraud Lawyer
Edible Toronto / Edible Ottawa: Issue 45
(
2019)

Interview: Safe Food for Canadians Act
OMNI TV NEWS Italian Edition (Italiano)
(
2019)

Interview: Label Fail: Apple Juice
CBC Marketplace: November 9, 2018
(2018)

Interview: Chef Hits Legal Obstacles to Serving Indigenous, Wild Food
Global National News: October 14, 2018
(2018)

Interview: Health Canada Ban on Partially Hydrogenated Oils
CTV News, Toronto: September 17, 2018
(2018)

Interview: Ep. 7 - Be Critical, Food Matters
Of Counsel Podcast with Sean Robichaud
(2018)

Interview: Industry report calls out Ontario for lack of regulation of organic foods
The Lawyer's Daily - LexisNexis (Paywall)
(2017)

Interview: Ep. 21 - Food Law
Lawyered Podcast
(2017)

Interview: What's in your Chicken Sandwich?
CBC The National / CBC News Network (live)
(2017)

Interview: Food Law Pioneers
Hearsay Magazine
(2017)

Interview: Canada's Food Lawyer
McGill DALA - Lawfully Uncommon
(2017)

Interview: Ontario supplier charged with mislabelling chicken as organic
Globe and Mail
(2016)

Interview: Food Law Grows Across Canada
Law Times (Paywall)
(2016)

Interview: Food Lawyer Glenford Jameson on how the law determines what we eat
Globe and Mail
(2016)

Interview: Podcasting the Law
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
(2016)

Interview: Ep 13. / Extrastuffs:
Glenford Jameson and Food Law

Food Stuffs Podcast
(2016)

Interview: Ep. 6: Secret Recipes
Sui Generis Radio
(2016)

Interview: Complex rules for home-based food spark need for commercial kitchens
CBC News
(2015)