Christopher is a lifelong Ottawa resident who was raised in Ottawa's west end. He has lived not only in downtown Ottawa, but also the former cities of Nepean and Kanata. For the past five years, he has made his home in the rural east end of Ottawa.
An accomplished communications advisor, Christopher brings nearly twenty years of government experience to the practice of law. He studied French in Lausanne, Switzerland and completed his B.A. with the University of Ottawa's School of Translation and Interpretation. Prior to law school, he was the Chief of Editorial Services for former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, and worked at Rideau Hall. He was also a speechwriter to former Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray. As speechwriter to former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Elinor Caplan, he provided major support to the passage of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Anti-Terrorism Act .
In his first year of law school, Christopher completed an internship with the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, and was a member of the team responsible for conducting the five-year audit of the legislation known as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act , sometimes called PIPEDA. He contributed to the publication, Compliance With Canadian Data Protection Laws: Are Retailers Measuring Up?
In his second year of law school, Christopher was invited by the University of British Columbia to present his major thesis on contract law, child surrogacy and Charter rights. His thesis supervisor is renowned specialist in assisted human reproduction technology law, Maureen McTeer. He articled with the Privy Council Office.
Christopher enjoys contributing to the Ottawa community. For nearly a decade he "trod the boards"; as part of the ensemble cast of the Kanata Theatre players. He has in the past served on the board of directors of his local community association as well as his condominium corporation. He has also been active with the University of Ottawa., where he first established and then served on the board of directors for the GLB group. He convinced the University of the need for a dedicated GLB centre. Nearly fifteen years later, University of Ottawa's Pride Centre, as it is now known, has emerged as a thriving on-campus support service.
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You can contact Christopher by telephone at 613.830.4445 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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