Mr. Paul Boniferro is an experienced labour and employment lawyer with a diverse background from different sectors, as well as political and public service experience. Most recently, Mr. Boniferro was Ontario’s Deputy Attorney General and was the Senior Crown Law Advisor to the Government on all matters. He also acted as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Labour, where he advised the government on changes to the Labour Relations Act, the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Employment Standards Act and the Pay Equity Act.
Prior to being appointed Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Boniferro was the National Leader of People and Practices and served on the Board of Partners at McCarthy Tétrault, where he practiced for more than 22 years. As a Partner he co-managed the 600-lawyer firm and led the Labour and Employment practice group, where he was involved in some of the country’s highest profile collective bargaining and other negotiations both in the private and public sector.
In addition to his recent appointment to the Board of Directors at Sienna Senior Living, Mr. Boniferro sits on the AECO Innovation Lab Board of Advisors, and the provincial government has appointed him as Transition Supervisory Officer to oversee the Ontario College of Teachers’ transition to a new governance structure.
Mr. Boniferro holds a Bachelor of Public Administration Policy from Western University and a law degree from Osgoode Hall. He is called to the bar in both Ontario and Alberta.