Jaffe, Iona

Iona Jaffe was called to bar in 1991, and with the exception of a one-year secondment to the downtown Toronto Crown’s office, she has been with Public Prosecution Service of Canada (formerly the Department of Justice) ever since.  Iona has for the most part restricted her practice to the prosecution of drug offences, however she was the on-site advisory Crown for the RCMP’s Greater Toronto Drug Section for 3 ½ years commencing in 2000.  Iona has also been involved in national security prosecutions notably the Toronto “18” prosecution in Brampton, Ontario and the prosecution of an individual who was convicted of attempting to join the foreign terrorist group Al-Shabaab. Currently, Iona is counsel on the Anti-Organized Crime team prosecuting primarily large-scale drug cases and providing legal advice and assistance to investigators. Iona is an active participant in continuing education frequently lecturing to members of the legal profession and police services.

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* Also accredited for Professionalism Hours