Ad Standards Clearance Services Team

The Ad Standards Clearance Services team has a depth of experience and expertise across all five categories of advertising preclearance. Review services are available in both French and English and are carried out by analysts who are experts in their respective fields and have extensive knowledge of advertising and communications. Each Ad Standards analyst is dedicated to working collaboratively, consultatively and responsively to help advertisers meet applicable regulatory requirements and industry guidelines. To reach a member of the Clearance Services team, call 416-961-6311 or email 

Jean Larivière
Clearance Director & Client Services Manager

Jean currently reviews advertising for food and non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages and children’s advertising. He is fully bilingual and has been with Ad Standards since 1999. Through the Institute of Communication Agencies, he holds a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP) designation. Jean attended the University of Ottawa where he studied History and Communications.

Dan Perry
Clearance Director

Dan holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. Before joining Ad Standards, Dan was a support and content specialist for a music retail company, a newspaper copy editor and a university communications officer. Dan is fully bilingual.

Ruta Rozentals
Clearance Director

Ruta is a licensed pharmacist with more than 18 years of pharmacy experience. She is a graduate of the Pharmacy (BSc. Pharm) program at the University of Toronto and is a member of the Ontario Pharmacists' Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

Esmaa Benseddik
Senior Analyst, Consumer Drug Section

Esmaa holds a post-graduate certificate in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs from Humber College and a B.Sc. in Biology from York University. Before joining Ad Standards, she worked in regulatory affairs for 6 years, most recently in the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Division of Johnson & Johnson Inc. Esmaa is fully bilingual.

Sandra Gharbi
Senior Analyst, Food, Consumer Drug and Cosmetic Sections

Sandra, a Registered Dietician, holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Communications from Ryerson University. Before joining ASC, she conducted quality assurance audits of food preparation facilities and interned at Nestlé Canada Inc. Sandra is fully bilingual and reviews non-prescription drug, natural health product and food advertising.

Danielle Parry
Analyst, Food Section

Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from the University of Guelph. Before joining Ad Standards, she worked on the client services team at Mérieux NutriScience, ensuring food safety and quality through microbiological, analytical chemistry testing and nutritional analysis across North America. Danielle is fully bilingual.

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