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Dimitri has been quoted extensively in the media, including in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, La Presse, the CBC and CTV.

A Quebec businesswoman and disenchanted ex-Liberal enter the race to replace Elizabeth May
Toronto Star: December 2, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris, porte-parole en justice, Parti vert du Québec
March 2019

Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis
Real News Network: September 24, 2019

Ruling on West Bank Settlement Wines Stirs Debate
Aljazeera: July 24, 2017

Sparks Fly at London City Hall as Protesters Clash During Anti-Islam Rally
Global News: July 22, 2017

Battle of the Battle: Palestinian Activists Uncork Fight Against Israeli Settlement Wines in Canada
The New Arab: July 18, 2017

Flip-Flop on West Bank Wine Decision Betrays Canadian Consumers
Huffington Post: July 14, 2017

Most Canadians Think Its “Reasonable” To Boycott Israel: Survey
Canada Talks Israel/Palestine: March 5, 2017

Majority of Canadians Support Israel Boycott, Sanctions
The New Arab: March 3, 2017

80% of Canadians Back Israel Boycott – Poll
Electronic Intifada: March 2, 2017

Poll: Canadians supportive of boycott and sanctions against Israel
Ricochet Media: March 2, 2017

Canadians at odds with their government on Israel
Rabble: February 17, 2017

Interview with Dimitri Lascaris from the Green Party of Canada
CKUT: December 15, 2016

Greens confirm support of BDS goals in most significant pro-Palestinian victory in Canadian political history 
Rabble: December 7, 2016

Dimitri Lascaris speaks to the Green Party’s Consensus Resolution on Palestine and Israel in Calgary
December 3, 2016
At a general meeting of the members of the Green Party of Canada in Calgary, Alberta, Dimitri Lascaris calls on party members ti support a resolution calling for sanctions on Israel

Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Weigh In on Global Warming at COP22
Truthdig: November 22, 2016

Dimitri Lascaris: Why BDS Matters – A Town Hall Discussion
October 28, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris, former Justice Critic of the Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet and author and submitter of the Green Party resolution to become the first and only party in Canada’s Parliament to endorse the Palestinian-led call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel to respect international law, defends the BDS endorsement at the University of Alberta

BDS and the Green Party: A town hall discussion
October 27, 2016
Calgary Friends of the Green Party BDS Policy hosted one of 18 town halls held in cities across Canada to publicly discuss and debate the Green Party of Canada’s recently adopted BDS policy. Dimitri Lascaris, former Green Party Justice Critic and author of the BDS Policy, was joined by author and activist Yves Engler to present the BDS.

Why BDS?
Canadian Dimension: October 24, 2016

Vancouver Town Hall on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS Policy – Video 1
October 21, 2016
Former Green Party of Canada shadow cabinet members Lisa Barrett and Dimitri Lascaris conducted a town hall on the Green Party’s BDS policy in Vancouver, B.C. Lisa and Dimitri were joined by indigenous rights activist Audrey Siegl, and Sid Shniad of Independent Jewish Voices. This is Part 1 of the video of that town hall, which features opening statements from Lisa Barrett and Audrey Siegl, and a presentation on BDS by Dimitri Lascaris

Vancouver Town Hall on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS Policy – Video 2
October 21, 2016
Former Green Party of Canada shadow cabinet members Lisa Barrett and Dimitri Lascaris conducted a town hall on the Green Party’s BDS policy in Vancouver, B.C. Lisa and Dimitri were joined by indigenous rights activist Audrey Siegl, and Sid Shniad of Independent Jewish Voices. This is Part 2 of the video of that town hall. This part commences with a presentation by Sid Shniad and is followed, commencing at 8:26, by a presentation from Audrey Siegl.

Dimitri Lascaris on why BDS matters
Media Mornings / Democracy North: October 21, 2016

University of Ottawa Debate on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS Policy – Part 1
October 13, 2016
Several weeks after the Green Party of Canada adopted a policy endorsing BDS, Dimitri Lascaris debated Green Party shadow cabinet member Jean-Luc Cooke on the merits of the BDS policy in Ottawa, Canada

BDS Town Hall with the Former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic
September 27, 2016
At Beit Zatoun in Toronto, Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party member Constantine Kritsonis, and documentary filmmaker Lia Tarachansky who was raised in an Israeli settlement, explain why the Green Party of Canada should endorse BDS

Why I Was Fired by Elizabeth May
Ricochet Media: September 14, 2016

Palestinian Lives Matter
Aljazeera: August 25, 2016

Soul-searching for Canada’s Greens after ‘Israel boycott’ vote
The New Arab (UK): August 15, 2016

BDS Endorsed by Canada’s Green Party
Jerusalem Post: August 8, 2016

Canadian Greens Back BDS
Mondoweiss: August 8, 2016

Canadian Green Party Votes to Support Boycott of Israel
Haaretz: August 8, 2016

Vote to Support Israel Boycott Campaign Divides Green Party
Globe and Mail: August 7, 2016

B’nai Brith takes its beef with the Green Party out on Independent Jewish Voices 
Rabble: July 7, 2016

Class Action Lawyer Gives Up The Law To Fight Climate Change With Green Party 
Globe and Mail: March 21, 2016

Green Party of Canada Welcomes Dimitri Lascaris as Justice Critic 
March 21, 2016

High-Flying Litigator Powering Down
London Free Press: January 18, 2016

Siskinds Partner Dimitri Lascaris Named Green Party Candidate in London West
AM980 News: September 1, 2016

Local Praise, Federal Criticism
London Free Press: March 28, 2016

Shareholders protest new forum bylaws in Canada
Globe and Mail: December 28, 2015

Dimitri Lascaris Reduces Class-Action Workload
National Post: December 21, 2015

University of Toronto Advised to Sell Coal, Oil Assets in its Funds
Toronto Star: December 16, 2015

Court approves $32.5 million settlement with Sino-Forest underwriters
Investment Executive: November 12, 2015

Londoners to Protest Harper’s TPP
Blackburn News: October 15, 2015

Should Canadians Vote Strategically to Defeat Harper?
October 8, 2015
On the Real News Network, Dimitri Lascaris (Green Party candidate, London West) and Amara Possian of Leadnow debate the wisdom of strategic voting in the Canada’s 2015 federal election

As Conservative MP skips debates, London West becomes Liberal swing riding 
National Observer: October 6, 2015

Interview with Political Analyst Dimitri Lascaris
Dialogos Media: October 1, 2015

London West Riding debate
September 29, 2015
London West candidates Dimitri Lascaris (Green Party), Kate Young (Liberal Party) and Matthew Rowlinson (NDP) debate the issues in the 2015 federal election at

London West Candidates Square Off In Second Of Four AM980 Debates
AM980 News: September 29, 2015

Ed Holder, Tory Candidate, Called Out For Skipping Election Debates
Huffington Post: September 28, 2015

London West Riding Full Debate at Oakridge Church
September 23, 2015
London West candidates Dimitri Lascaris (Green Party), Kate Young (Liberal Party), Ed Holder (Conservative party) and Matthew Rowlinson (NDP) debate the issues in the 2015 federal election at the Oakridge Presbyterian Church

The View from Up North: Which are Ontario’s Best Regional Law Firms
Above the Law: September 9, 2015

London West Debate – Canadian Federal Elections 2015 – The Local Campaign, Rogers TV
September 1, 2015
London West candidates Dimitri Lascaris (Green Party), Ed Holder (Conservative Party), Kate Young (Liberal Party) and Matthew Rowlinson (NDP) debate the issues in the 2015 federal election on Rogers Television

Dimitri Lascaris: The Greek Crisis
AcTVism Munich: July 15, 2015

Ontario proposal to pay corporate whistleblowers up to $1.5M inadequate: Lawyer
Toronto Star: June 9, 2015

OSC’s proposed whistleblower policy is flawed because of limits on cash rewards, lawyer warns
National Post: June 9, 2015

Carriage decision fails to provide expected guidance
Law Times: June 1, 2015

Will Ontario’s whistleblower program blow holes in internal compliance systems?
Canadian Lawyer Magazine: April 27, 2015

Top Court tosses suit against Montreal drag firm Thera 
Globe and Mail: April 17, 2015

Ontario Securities Commission is testing mediation process to settle difficult cases
National Post: April 13, 2015

ASC files new charges against failed Poseidon Concepts
Calgary Herald: February 6, 2015

Banks Reach Settlement After Sino Stock Sale
Wall Street Journal: January 27, 2015

What happens when a foreign investor holds Chinese Bonds that default
Bloomberg: January 20, 2015

London law firm Siskinds has history of scoring big wins for little guy in high-stakes battles
London Free Press: January 4, 2015

Nevsun Denies Accusations of Human Rights Abuses at Eritrea Mine
Bloomberg: November 21, 2014

Eritreans file lawsuit against Canadian mining company for slave labour and crimes against humanity
Canadian Centre for International Justice: November 20, 2014

Canadian Bar Association undergoing major ‘rethink’
Law Times: November 17, 2014

Canadian Beekeepers Sue Neonicotinoid Makers Bayer, Syngenta for C$450 million
Bloomberg: September 8, 2014

On CBC’s Exchange with Amanda Lang, Dimitri Lascaris discusses the beekeeper class action
CBC: September 5, 2014

Beekeeper frustration led to class action on neonicotinoids
CBC: September 5, 2014

Canada’s Nevsun defends Eritrea mining after damning report
CTV: September 4, 2014

Bee Deaths at Centre of Lawsuit by Honey Producers
Toronto Star: September 3, 2014

Penn West Board faces allegations of stock option manipulation
Globe and Mail: June 3, 2014

Livent decision could pave way for new suits against auditors
Globe and Mail: April 7, 2014

U of T Must Divest From Fossil Fuels, Student Groups Say
The Varsity: March 2014

University of Toronto Divestment Lecture by Dimitri Lascaris
March 24, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris presents’s fossil fuels divestment petition to President of the University of Toronto

OSC to allow no-contest settlements in some cases
Globe and Mail: March 11, 2014

U of T group wants university to divest from fossil fuel industry
Toronto MetroNews: January 31, 2014

London alarms raised over Quebec rail disaster
London Free Press: December 18, 2013

Bankruptcy protection can be silver lining for some securities class actions
National Post: November 20, 2013

Sorting out counsel fees in class action settlements
National Post: October 30, 2013

Canadian Business Magazine names Dimitri Lascaris As One of the “Power 50” of Canadian business
London Free Press: September 23, 2013

Supreme Court to rule on ‘market timing’ lawsuit
Globe and Mail: September 11, 2013

Quebec Train Crash Taints Railroad CEO’s Legend Status 
Bloomberg: July 12, 2013

Class action lawsuit against Canadian retailer for Bangladesh victims difficult, but not impossible 
Globe and Mail: April 29, 2013

Ontario Court approves $117 million settlement with Sino-Forest auditors
Globe and Mail: March 20, 2013

Class Actions: Their Day in Court
National Magazine: March 2013

Gamblin’ Man: At the Tables, In the Court
London Free Press: March 1, 2013

OSC allegations against E&Y in Sino-Forest case could sharpen focus on gatekeepers
Canadian Lawyer Magazine: December 4, 2012

E&Y Settlement Sets Record for Auditors
Globe and Mail: December 3, 2012

OSC accuses Ernst & Young as firm settles Sino-Forest class action suit 
National Post: December 3, 2012

High Class Action Awards Discourage Lawyers From Taking On Cases
National Post: November 29, 2012

Sino-Forest’s restructuring deal leaves shareholders cut out
National Post: October 2, 2012

Un recours collectif d’un milliard est autorisé contre SNC-Lavalin
Le Devoir: September 20, 2012

Judge Certifies $1 Billion Class Action Against SNC-Lavalin
CBC: September 20, 2012

The Top 25 Most Influential
Canadian Lawyer: August 6, 2012

Outcome of Look legal bills case could have wider ramifications: Lascaris
National Post: August 2, 2012

Libor to JP Morgan, Enron to Bernie Madoff: Counting the costs of a world of scandal
The Toronto Star: July 13, 2012

Fallout from LIBOR scandal likely to hit Canada’s financial industry
National Post: July 5, 2012

Dimitri Lascaris on the ‘travesty’ of dismissing the CIBC class action lawsuit
National Post: July 5, 2012

The risky business of investing in lawsuits
Globe and Mail: June 26, 2012

SNC: le rôle du chef des finances remis en question
La Presse: April 12, 2012

SNC-Lavalin risque d’autres ennuis judiciaires
La Presse: March 17, 2012

Lawyers Are Looking To Canada For Shareholder Litigation 
Wall Street Journal: February 27, 2012

Class Actions: Taking up the low take-up rate for settlements
National Post: December 8, 2011

Siskinds and Sutts Storsberg square off in Armtec carriage motion
National Post: November 21, 2011

Pension funds sue Sino-Forest for $6.5 billion
Toronto Star: August 31, 2011 

Baffinland ex-shareholders launch suit
CBC: April 20, 2011

Investor Justice to the Max
Canadian Business: April 11, 2011

BMO faces sanctions over FMF debacle
National Post: November 9, 2010

Ex-Card Shark Dimitri Lascaris Bets on Canadian Class Actions
American Lawyer: May 5, 2010

Former Card Shark Now Fights For Shareholders
Globe and Mail: May 4, 2010

Investors may pay stiff price for Manulife’s pride
Toronto Star: June 23, 2009

Ontario Law Firm Shoots for $550 Million Class Action Against AIG
American Lawyer: November 19, 2008

Dimitri Lascaris and Siskinds Leading the Way in Canada
Securities Docket: September 14, 2008

The buck stops where?
Canadian Lawyer: January 11, 2008

Manipulation ‘serious problem’ – Canada rife with options backdating, lawyers conclude
National Post: September 19, 2007

RIM trips on offering options to employees
Globe and Mail: March 6, 2007

Investor confronts RIM on options probe
Globe and Mail: December 6, 2006

RIM’s Review Causes Unrest
The Street: December 5, 2006

FMF’s Shareholders Garner C$28 Million Settlement
Law 360: November 29, 2006

FMF Saga Moves to Next Chapter
National Post: May 29, 2006