About the Authors

AuthorJohn Mark Keyes/Wendy Gordon
About the Authors
Wendy Gordon holds a BA Hons in English literature from West-
ern University and an LLB from Queen’s University. She was called
to the Ontario Bar in . Wendy was legislative counsel at the
Department of Justice for nineteen years and at the House of Com-
mons in the Oce of the Law Clerk for ten years, culminating in
the position of Deputy Law Clerk, Legislation Services. As legisla-
tive counsel, Wendy advised on complex federal statutes and regu-
lations, drafted bills and amendments for Members of Parliament,
and provided advice on diverse legislative matters falling under
federal jurisdiction. Wendy developed and piloted plain language
regulatory initiatives at the Department of Justice, developed and
taught courses at the Canada School of Public Service, and has been
a frequent guest lecturer at the law schools of McGill University
and the University of Ottawa.
Wendy is a member of the Canadian Institute for the Admin-
istration of Justice and the Commonwealth Association of Legis-
lative Counsel (CALC). Within CALC, Wendy held the position
of regional representative for the Americas and is on the editorial
board of e Loophole, the CALC journal about the preparation and
enactment of legislation.
John Mark Keyes is a sessional professor at the Faculty of Law, Uni-
versity of Ottawa, and an instructor in the Legislative Drafting Pro-
gram of Athabasca University. He has an LLB from the University

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