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.
Mr. Tariq Qureshi, Senior Counsel at the Department of Justice, is a lawyer working in the cultural industries sector. He actively contributes to the development and implementation of public policies that support the development of Canadian culture.
Mr. Qureshi shares his reflections on his journey since attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.
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.