Biography : Nathalie Des Rosiers

Nathalie Des Rosiers

Nathalie Des Rosiers

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Status of Women
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Housing

MPP Ottawa-Vanier

Political Career

  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Housing
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
  • MPP Ottawa-Vanier, November 2016 – present

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Montréal
  • LL.M., Harvard University

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, Environmental Appeal Board of Ontario
  • Member, Pay Equity Commission of Ontario
  • Commissioner, Ontario Law Reform Commission
  • Board Member, Law Commission of Ontario
  • President, Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • President, Council of Law Deans
  • President, Canadian Association of Law Teachers
  • President, Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario

Honours and Awards

  • Order of Canada
  • Order of Ontario
  • Honourary Doctorate, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Honourary Doctorate, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Medal, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • NUPGE Award, National Union of Public and General Employees
  • APEX Partnership Award, Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada
  • Named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers, Canadian Lawyer magazine

Executive Biography

Nathalie Des Rosiers was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2016 as the MPP for Ottawa-Vanier. She is Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Housing and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.

Des Rosiers is a well-known professor and constitutional law expert. She served from 2009 to 2013 as General Counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Prior to that, Des Rosiers was Interim Vice-President, Governance, at the University of Ottawa from 2008 to 2009, Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa from 2004 to 2008 and President of the Law Commission of Canada from 2000 to 2004. She has been in private practice in Montreal and London, Ontario and was professor of law at Western Law School for many years.

She was a member of the Environmental Appeal Board of Ontario and of the Pay Equity Commission of Ontario, a Commissioner of the Ontario Law Reform Commission and a board member of the Law Commission of Ontario. She also served as President of the Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities, President of the Council of Law Deans, President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and President of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.

Des Rosiers has received numerous honours including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, an Honourary Doctorate from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, an Honourary Doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Medal of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the NUPGE Award from the National Union of Public and General Employees, and the APEX Partnership Award from the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada. Canadian Lawyer magazine twice named her as one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers.

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