Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. in a class action by pharmacist operators of Shoppers Drug Mart stores.


Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation


$500 million


Class Action Defence

Date Closed


Franchise Litigation

Lead Office



Osler is defending Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest retail pharmacy chain, in a certified franchise class action claiming $500 million on behalf of nearly 1500 current and former pharmacy operators in all Canadian provinces except Quebec. Through a preliminary motion and vigorous defence of the certification motion, Osler has significantly narrowed the claims that are being advanced on behalf of the class.

The Osler Litigation team is led by Mark Gelowitz and includes Jennifer Dolman, Shawn Irving and Evan Thomas.

Mark  Gelowitz
Key Contact

Mark Gelowitz

Partner, Litigation

Jennifer Dolman - Franchise Lawyer

Jennifer Dolman

Partner, Litigation

Shawn Irving - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Shawn Irving

Partner, Litigation

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Counsel, Litigation