Jacques J.M. Shore, Director and Past Chair

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Jacques J.M. Shore

Jacques J.M. Shore is a partner at Gowling WLG and past chair of the firm’s Government Affairs Practice. With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Shore is an adviser to numerous Canadian and international companies and governments, on legal, regulatory, public policy, and strategic issues. Mr. Shore has also acted as lead negotiator on many business and government-related initiatives and has addressed issues on behalf of the government of Canada and provincial governments on a variety of legal and public policy matters, including federal commissions of inquires.

Active in the community, Mr. Shore is recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for dedicated service to Canada, and the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. He has held positions on many not-for-profit corporations, including as Chair of the Board of Governors of Carleton University, where he served as a Board Governor for thirteen years, and also as Chair of the Distinguished Council of Advisors of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

Mr. Shore is a published author and artist. His published works include articles on the law and public policy, op-eds, as well as two children’s books, and an illustrated book of short stories.

A strong advocate of the importance of preserving, promoting, and enhancing our national heritage and culture, Mr. Shore is one of the proud founders of the Library and Archives of Canada Foundation.