To create these lists, Post City contracted DataJoe Research to facilitate an online peer-voting process and Internet research process. DataJoe Research is a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, and conducts various nominations across North America on behalf of publishers.

We paired DataJoe Research’s online peer-voting process with an Internet research process to identify success characteristics. DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published winner had, at time of review, a current, active license status with the appropriate provincial regulatory board. If we were not able to find evidence of a lawyer’s current, active registration, that lawyer was excluded from the list. In addition, we checked available public sources to identify professionals disciplined for an infraction by the province. These entities were excluded from the list.

Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to the magazine for its final review and adjustments. We recognize that there are many good professionals who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of respondents in the region. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, although we understand that the results of this survey nomination andInternet research campaign are not an objective metric. We certainly do not discount the fact that many, many good and effective professionals may not appear on the list.

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