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Jeffery S. Lyons, JD, QC Jeffery S. Lyons, a lawyer and community leader, formed the Lyons Group in 2000.

During his legal career, Mr. Lyons pioneered class actions lawsuits in Canada. A multi-million dollar suit against The Ford Motor Company encouraged all car manufacturers in North America to embark on a rust prevention program; a program which today offers a 5-year perforation guarantee.

Jeff has been extensively involved in various public organizations. Highlights of his career include directorships with VIA Rail Canada, The Ontario Place Corporation, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Hanil Bank of Canada and a position on the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Executive Committee.

Mr. Lyons has served as Chairman for several major organizations, including the Toronto Transit Commission, Gray Coach Lines Limited and Trentway-Wager Properties.

Jeff was also Vice Chairman of the Toronto Police Services Board and President of the  Expo’98 Consortium. He is an active director on both the PC Ontario Fund and the PC Canada Fund.

Mr. Lyons is currently acting director of several organizations including the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, eStation, and Infocorp.

Jeff is a member of the Molson Indy Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays Charitable Foundation. Mr. Lyons also sits as one of three nominees from the City of Toronto on the 15-member Board of Directors for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA).

Mr. Lyons is a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1977 and served as a bencher on the governing board of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1983 to 1991.