Significant measures were put in place to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadians. Most of these required the intervention of legislative drafters who urgently prepared the texts of the laws and regulations that enabled governments to take action. This JuriDoc exposes the behind-the-scenes work of these lawyers who serve our governments and whose contributions are fundamental to both democracy and the rule of law in Canada.
Understanding as deeply as possible the idea we are trying to convey and then expressing it in the best possible way through words. This fundamental challenge — faced by all jurists — is of great interest to Aleksander Hynna and is at the heart of his work as General Counsel with the Legislative Services Branch at the Department of Justice Canada.