Day 1 − 2022 Legislative Drafting Conference (4:46:22)

DAY 1 │ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

11:00 – 11:15 am: OPENING REMARKS

Chair

  • John Mark Keyes, Sessional Professor, Faculty of Law – Common Law Section, University of Ottawa

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: PANEL ONE I Change and Time: The Shifting Environments of Legislative Drafting

Chair

  • Mark Spakowski, Chief Legislative Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario

Speakers

  • Peter Pagano, QC, Legislative Drafting Consultant & Former Chief Legislative Counsel, Government of Alberta
  • Sandra C. Markman, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel, Legislation Section, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Department of Justice Canada
  • Lerissa Thaver, Legislative Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Saskatchewan
  • Charlie Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Senate of Canada

12:30 – 2:00 pm: PANEL TWO I The Role of Drafters in a Changing Environment

Co-chairs

  • Elena Bosi, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Legislative Services (Branch), Justice & Public Safety, New Brunswick
  • Lerissa Thaver, Legislative Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Saskatchewan

Speaker

  • Daniel Lovric, Senior Executive Drafter, Australian Government, Office of Parliamentary Counsel

2:45 – 4:15 pm: PANEL THREE I Making It Work… Remotely

Co-chairs

  • Pam Anderson, Senior Counsel, Headquarters Regulations Section, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Department of Justice Canada
  • Charlie Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Senate of Canada

Speakers

  • Sheri Hogeboom, Legislative Counsel, Government of Yukon
  • Holly Nason, Director, Legislative Drafting, Justice & Public Safety, New Brunswick
  • Duff McLeod, Senior Counsel, Legislation Section, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Department of Justice Canada
  • Mark Spakowski, Chief Legislative Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario
  • Nathalie Caron, Deputy Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, House of Commons

4:15 – 5:15 pm: PANEL FOUR I Balancing Theory and Practice: Learning and Teaching the Art of Legislative Drafting

Chair

  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior parliamentary counsel, Senate of Canada

Speakers

  • Michael Audet, Senior Counsel, Legislation Section, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Department of Justice Canada
  • Jessica Pilon, Legislative Counsel, Transport Canada Regulations Section, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Department of Justice Canada
  • Melanie Mortensen, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel, Ministry of Attorney General and Housing, British Columbia
  • Jean-Félix Robitaille, Lawyer, Direction du soutien aux orientations, des affaires législatives et de la refonte, ministère de la Justice du Québec (SMAJ)

Fees:

Per Day
CIAJ Members: $200
Non-members: $275
Students (enrolled full-time at Canadian universities): $25


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