Episode 2 | Legislative Drafting in Time of Pandemic (1:31:19)

This program contains 1.5 CPD hour in all Canadian provinces. 

This webinar was recorded on June 7, 2021


This webinar will look at how drafting offices have responded to the challenges of drafting legislation to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also consider how judges have responded to some of the court challenges to this legislation, notably challenges based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


  • Glenn Joynt, Legislative Counsel and Assistant Deputy Minister, Legislative Counsel Division, Manitoba Justice
  • Riri Shen, Deputy Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Department of Justice Canada
  • Mark Spakowski, Chief Legislative Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario


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