Partner at Gowling WLG International Law Firm
Jacques Shore is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, a member of the firm’s Advocacy Group, and past leader of the firm’s Government Affairs Group. With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Jacques practises in the fields of administrative law, federal regulatory affairs and negotiations focusing on trade and procurement issues, nuclear energy and environmental issues, national security matters, aviation and aerospace, and cultural policy, as well as government relations and government advisory work.
An adviser to numerous Canadian and international companies and business interests on legal, government and public law issues, Jacques has also acted as lead negotiator on many business and government-related initiatives. In addition, he has extensive experience dealing with and advising not-for-profit corporations and non-governmental organizations. Jacques has worked actively on behalf of the federal government of Canada and provincial governments on a broad range of legal and public policy matters.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Jacques was the first director of research of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, Parliament’s watchdog body reviewing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and a senior staff member of the Macdonald Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada. His responsibilities included legal/constitutional work and co-ordinating the research effort on the Northern Territories. As well, Jacques assisted in research and writing initiatives for portions of the Royal Commission’s final report.
In addition to his law practice, Jacques has also served on the firm’s national external management committee.
Jacques has played an active role in developing professional legal activities internationally and, specifically, in the U.S. and Central and Eastern Europe. He speaks English, French and Polish, and has a functional knowledge of German.
Actively involved in the community, Jacques was, until recently, the past chair of Carleton University’s board of governors and its executive committee. He continues to serve as chair of the Council of Advisors of the Canadian Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies of Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, as well as chair of the Distinguished Council of Advisors of the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs.
Furthermore, Jacques is a founder of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s bar admission advisory committee and a founder and former director of the Québec Society of Medicine and Law. He is a past member of the board of governors at Ashbury College and past chair of the National Arts Centre Youth and Education Trust Gala Committee.
Jacques is based in Ottawa, Canada.
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