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Private Investigator · Investigation Services in  Manitoba Canada

When is a private investigators' services used?  Below we see samples of types of legal and business situations when this type of service is useful for lawyers or businesses to contract with.

Not surprisingly we find lawyers representing both plaintiff and defence clients may make use of a private investigator to find new or corroborate exisiting evidence in a court case involving a personal injury / product liability / corporate litigation matter.  Below we note that criminal lawyers also use these services. Certainly these services sometimes are called upon to help enforce a court judgement when people-finding services are needed to track down payment responsibilities.


Licensed Bonded Private Investigators
Janie A. Duncan & Associates


Duncan Investigations was founded in 1989 by Janie Duncan. We are a full service investigation firm providing both public and private investigation services for local, regional, national, and international clients.

We are fully bonded and licensed with the Government of Manitoba Law Enforcement Services, and Memberships with the National Association of Investigation Specialists, Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Duncan Investigations
138 Hill Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada, R2H 2L6
Phone:  (204) 233-3439
Toll Free Phone:  1-877-233-2002
Web Site:
Offices opening up in Ontario & Alberta coming soon!

NOTE:  The above information from Manitoba's Duncan Investigation Services is used with persmission to help introduce the range of services offered by this particular company. It does not imply the endorsation of this web site by Janie Duncan nor vice versa. We have verified in 2005 that this company is active and registered with the Manitoba Government Agency responsible for this area of legal support service. N. Chan for

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Credits: The photo of the court house above is courtesy of Janie Duncan Private Investigation Serivces, Winnipeg Office - contributing content sponsor to in 2005

  historic old court house building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - photo by Duncan Private Investigation Services for Canada Legal Info - CLICK TO PI Services

Law Phone-In and Lawyer Referral Services

Funded by the Law Society of Manitoba and The Manitoba Law Foundation, the Law Phone-In and Lawyer Referral Service provides general legal information over the phone in response to caller's inquiries.  Callers are also referred to appropriate law-related agencies where such an agency exists and the situation warrants it.

Where the caller requires legal advice and would like to be referred to a lawyer, a referral can be made from a list of about 150 lawyers who have chosen to register with the service.

Lawyers and callers can be matched on the basis of geographical area, language, whether or not the lawyer offers "shut-in" services, whether or not the lawyer has agreed to accept clients who qualify for Legal Aid, and whether or not the lawyer takes contingency cases.

The office hours for the service are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. [quote fr. website 040312]

Other Government Services of Interest

  • Tourism Information - Quick Facts about Manitoba
    Phone: 1-800-665-0040
  • Vital Statistics - Life event certificates
    Phone: (204) 945-3701
    Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 3701
    Fax: (204) 948-3128
  • Electronic Information to obtain a Birth Certificate: (204) 945-7762
  • Employment Standards
    Phone: Outside of Winnipeg 1-800-821-4307
    Inside Winnipeg 945-3352

Canadian Lawyers - Exemplars of Practice Profiles

Bruce W. Lemer, barrister & solicitor, Vancouver, BC

Bruce Lemer was called to the bar in 1982.

He was plaintiff's co-counsel in Endean vs. Canadian Red Cross and others, ... a class action on behalf of individuals infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions, which resulted in the largest class action settlement in Canadian history.

He has extensive experience in complex litigation, having acted for numerous individuals in products liability and professional negligence claims against governments, blood products manufacturers and the Canadian Red Cross for infection with HIV and hepatitis C through blood transfusions and blood products.

He has successfully represented plaintiffs in negligence claims against stockbrokers and brokerage firms, physicians and highway maintenance bodies (for accidents caused by inadequate winter maintenance procedures).

He has appeared on numerous occasions in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal, and courts in Alberta and Ontario.

In 2003-2004 he is plaintiffs' counsel in:

  • a proposed class action against brokerage firms with respect to allegedly improper charges made to clients for currency exchange transactions;
  • a proposed class action against a drug manufacturer with respect to allegedly inappropriate actions taken to raise the price of a drug;
  • a proposed class action against a individuals and a financial institution for involvement in an alleged scheme to defraud hundreds of investors in real estate developments.

Mr. Lemer has also successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of personal injury cases, including those dealing with quadriplegia, brain injuries, serious orthopedic injuries and death claims.

Publications and Articles by Mr. Lemer include:

  • He is the yearly update author of the chapter on I.C.B.C. (Insurance Corp. of BC) no-fault benefits in the Motor Vehicle Claims Manual ( a publication of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 1999-2003 )
  • Strict Products Liability:  The problem of improperly designed products ( Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 1982 )
  • Dealing With Claimants and Insureds ( in Insurance Law, CLE, 1989 )
  • Practice Points for a Personal Injury Discovery ( in Personal Injury Trials: Techniques and Tactics, CLE, 1989 )
  • Pollution Coverage Under C.G.L. and Automobile Policies ( in Pollution and Contamination Insurance Claims, CLE, 1990 )

540 - 220 Cambie St.
Vancouver, BC
Phone:  604.642.6363


See also:
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See also: profile:   BC Class Actions Lawyers


Other lawyers & law firms involved with the Hepititis-C Class Action in Canada included

Allan Botan (Winnipeg Office)
Botan Law Office
56 Baird Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3P 2N4
Telephone:  (204) 940-1290
FAX: (204) 940-1292

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Alberta Hepatitis C Claims Lawyers

Allan Botan (Edmonton Office)
700 - 10020 -101A Ave. NW
Phipps McKinnon Building
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3G2
Telephone:  (780) 428-4040 (office)


SEE ALSO November 2004 Update on Hepititis C January 01, 1986 to July 01, 1990 Class Actions Settlement

SEE ALSO Hepatitis C Society of Canada web site for general info.

SEE ALSO Hepatitis C Society Compensation Section re Manitoba residents


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