Work E-mail: Stephane.Emard-Chabot@uOttawa.ca
Called to the Ontario Bar in 1993, Stéphane Émard-Chabot is a lawyer, Lecturer and former Assistant Dean at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. After completing his studies, Stéphane served two consecutive terms as an Ottawa City Councillor and then joined the Ottawa law firm Soloway Wright LLP’s municipal law team. Stéphane joined the Faculty of Law in 2001 where he has been teaching various private law courses (contracts, property, commercial, creditors, torts) as well as municipal law. In addition, Stéphane has been the external legal counsel for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) since 2008. In that capacity he has been advising and representing FCM on a wide variety of issues affecting municipalities across Canada. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the CRTC on numerous occasions on behalf of FCM and its members. Stéphane is a lawyer-consultant for Supreme Advocacy LLP, and he served as Education Director at the National Judicial Institute – the training centre for Canada’s judiciary – from 2011 to 2013. Stéphane’s community involvement has included serving as Chair of the Board of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation from 2000 to 2004 as well as being a Board member of the Youth Services Bureau, Orkidstra and La Nouvelle Scène. He continues to be a regular commentator on municipal affairs in Ottawa for the CBC and Radio-Canada.