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Athabasca University

Aleksander Hynna




  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • LL.B., University of Toronto
  • B.Mus., McGill University
  • Member of the bar of Ontario (Law Society of Upper Canada)


Since 2007 I have worked as legislative counsel in the Legislation Section of the Department of Justice Canada, drafting and advising on legislation and the legislative process.  I have drafted legislation touching on all areas of Canadian federal jurisdiction (including international law, criminal law, Aboriginal law, intellectual property law, administrative law, pension law and banking law).  I regularly lead internal Department seminars on various matters related to legislative drafting and the legislative process.

I joined the Department of Justice Canada in 2005, as legal counsel to the Department then known as Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.  Prior to joining the Department of Justice, I was counsel in the litigation department of a large national firm.

Before attending law school, I enjoyed a (very brief!) career as an orchestral musician.

Updated January 05 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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