To keep the machinery of government running smoothly, federal procurement is governed by a myriad of rules relating to contracts. Each purchase of equipment or supplies on behalf of the Government of Canada is made with the assistance of legal experts from the Department of Justice Canada. As one of these experts, legal counsel Marie-Renée Sirois works closely with clients from Public Services and Procurement Canada as well as Shared Services Canada.
In this video, Ms. Sirois explains her journey, from her studies at the University of Ottawa to her current position in the public service, which followed a stint in private practice. Today, she provides legal advice on a myriad of issues such as negotiation processes, contract reviews and bid solicitations from clients who are responsible for all federal procurement requests – be it the acquisition of military aircraft or the purchase of ballpoint pens. A diversified legal practice serving Canadians.