Ghamari couldn’t be reached by phone at her constituency number or by email.
Ghamari’s licence suspension will continue until she provides a “complete response” to the law society’s investigative counsel, the tribunal ordered. Even if she provides that response, prompting her suspension to be lifted, the tribunal has called for a one-month suspension to follow it.
The tribunal also applied multiple monetary penalties in its decision.
Ghamari was ordered to pay $2,000 to the law society within six months of the decision.
If Ghamari doesn’t respond to the law society’s investigative counsel within a month, the tribunal will order her to pay an additional $2,000.
As well, the tribunal ordered Ghamari to cover $8,000 in law society costs within a year of the decision.
The law society already had Ghamari on an administrative suspension, which is applied when a member fails to pay fees or file forms on time.
Ghamari was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2013, and she practised international trade law before running for provincial office as a Progressive Conservative.
She was elected to represent the new riding of Carleton in 2018.
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