School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Policy Making and the Law: Confessions of a Government Lawyer

George Thomson

Distinguished Fellow, School of Policy Studies, 
Queen's University; fmr Senior Director International, 
National Judicial Institute

Thursday March 8, 2018,  12:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

A light lunch for attendees will be available starting at 11:45 AM.  All are Welcome.


George Thomson, March 8, 2018 [image]

 

George Thomson

Distinguished Fellow, School of Policy Studies, 
Queen's University; fmr Senior Director International, 
National Judicial Institute

Abstract:  Using examples from a  lengthy career in and out of government, a discussion of how one lawyer's perspective on  law reform, the independence of the justice system and the role of public-sector lawyers in the policy process has undergone significant change

Biography: George Thomson has been a judge and a deputy minister in four Ontario ministries and the federal government. He has also been a judicial educator,  Chair of the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform, and has led or facilitated major policy studies on social assistance, income security reform, access to justice and the status of international medical graduates.