Marcus is a lawyer who practices in the areas of employment, human rights and administrative law. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, and represented clients before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and at other administrative hearings. He regularly represents clients in negotiations and mediations, inside and out of formal court proceedings.
Marcus is committed to fairness and justice. He recently won a 4-year legal battle to force the Ministry of the Attorney General to disclose secret guidelines about criminal prosecutions of HIV-positive people. In 2016, he organized a group of lawyers to provide defences to those who had been caught in an undercover police sting at Marie Curtis Park. He sits on the Board of Directors of the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic – Ontario.
Marcus has spoken at numerous events, including the Law Union of Ontario annual conference, Freedom to Read Week, and the Canadian Labour Congress’ Rise Up! Conference. He was a volunteer judge of the Wilson Moot in 2017.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Before becoming a lawyer, Marcus was a journalist who covered local and national issues for a variety of publications. Marcus is a part owner of Toronto’s Glad Day Bookshop.
Follow Marcus on Twitter at @mmccnn.