Roles of Legislative Counsel – What Else is New? (2:05:15)

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

This panel will explore the new role of legislative counsel and how they can equip themselves to work in the changing environment described in the previous panels. It will include consideration of the impacts of time constraints for developing legislation, loss of experienced drafters through retirement, diminished capacity for policy development, changing expectations about involvement in developing legislation and the role of indigenous people (First Nations) in these processes.


  • Mr. Philippe Hallée, Chief Legislative Counsel, Justice Canada


  • Professor Sean Kealy, Boston University
  • Mr. Lawrence Purdy, Barrister and Solicitor
  • Mr. Richard Denis, Deputy Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, House of Commons