Christine Laviolette


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Christine advises and advocates for a variety of organizations and professionals in the health and pharmaceutical sector.

She advises major corporations and start-up entities on a wide range of federal and provincial health-related regulations across Canada, assisting with establishing operations and complying with the applicable regulatory frameworks.

Within her advocacy practice, Christine represents hospitals, public health authorities and other health sector organizations and their employees in civil lawsuits. She has also acted for forensic mental health facilities before the Ontario Review Board and on appeals at the Court of Appeal. Christine has appeared as lead counsel at tribunals and at all levels of court in Ontario.


  • Secondment experience in the legal department of a multi-national pharmaceutical company.
  • Advises clinics, out of hospital premises, independent health facilities, medispas, laboratories and virtual platforms to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and standards of practice.
  • Advises on advertisements and advertising regulations related to pharmaceutical drugs, devices and natural health products.
  • Frequently assists and oversees health regulatory due diligence.
  • Advises on matters relating to the Food and Drug Act and its regulations, as well as Health Canada Guidance documents.
  • Advises on regulations surrounding psychedelic therapy.
  • Advises on interactions with regulated health professionals.
  • Responds to Ministry of Health complaints relating to violations of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act.
  • Counseled an international health technology company on a range of issues in connection with virtual platforms.
  • Counseled hospital leadership on innovative medical devices.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Member, The Advocates' Society

Community Involvement

  • Duty Counsel, Law Help Ontario

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada (Health Care Law)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2013
  • JD, University of Ottawa, 2012
  • LLM Certificate, University of Kent, 2011
  • BHSc, University of Ottawa, 2009