Alexandra Heine

Practice Areas

Alexandra’s practice focuses on criminal, commercial, and public law litigation. She represents clients in both French and English. Alexandra joined Stockwoods as an associate in 2021 and recently returned to the firm after serving as Commission Counsel to the Public Order Emergency Commission. She has represented clients in matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Alexandra was called to the bar in 2020. Prior to joining Stockwoods, she served as a law clerk to Justice Moldaver at the Supreme Court of Canada. She completed her articles as a clerk to the judges of the Alberta Court of King’s Bench and as a student-at-law at a national full-service firm in Calgary.

Alexandra holds a J.D. from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, where she received a number of awards for her academic achievements. During her time at law school, Alexandra assisted clients with criminal, civil and family law matters as a trial division caseworker at the University of Calgary’s pro bono Student Legal Services clinic. She also competed in the Gale Cup Moot, the Laskin Moot, and the McGillivray Moot. More recently, she has become actively involved in the French Moot competition Le Concours Bastarache, where she coached the University of Calgary team and acted as a factum judge.

Prior to attending law school, Alexandra obtained her B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University.

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Representative Work

Public Order Emergency Commission. Acted as Commission Counsel in the public inquiry into the Federal Government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in February, 2022 in response to the “Freedom Convoy” protest in Ottawa and the protests and blockades that occurred at various Ports of Entry around the country.

Re Indexed Finance. Representing individual tokenholders in a $16M crypto-fraud case regarding Indexed Finance (a decentralized finance platform).

R v McGregor, Supreme Court of Canada (39543). Represented the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights in its intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Additional Info

Publications

Author, “R v Stephan, Failing to Provide the Necessaries of Life in Canadian Criminal Law”, (The Criminal Law Quarterly Journal, Publication Incoming 2023)

Co-Author, “In Their Shoes: Stories of Systemic Racism from the Legal Profession” (CBA/ABC National, August 26, 2020)

Co-Author, “Bill 1: Criminalizing Protests and Encroaching on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights” (Online: ABlawg.ca, University of Calgary, June 17, 2020)

Author, “Resisting Assimilation: the Politique en matière de la francophonie and Access to Justice in Bessette v British Columbia” (Online: ABlawg.ca, University of Calgary, November 19, 2018)

Co-Author, “Rempel & Cuthill à la Cour d’appel de l’Alberta: La modernisation des règles qui régissent les communications électroniques et le rôle des instructions W(D)” (Online: Juriblogue.ca, Ottawa University, April 26, 2018)

Author, “R v Keror : Police Duties, Accused Duties, and the Right to Counsel of Choice” (Online: ABlawg.ca, University of Calgary, September 25, 2017)

Associations

The Advocates’ Society

L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario

Criminal Lawyers’ Association

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

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