Anne Tardif Partner

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2006 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0203

Fax: +1 613-788-3523


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Anne Tardif

Anne Tardif is a litigation partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Fluently bilingual, she represents individuals, professionals, private companies and public entities in both English and French. Anne's general litigation practice cuts across multiple areas, including commercial litigation, public law, professional liability, tax, procurement and constitutional law. Anne also represents health professionals in medical defence litigation and professional disciplinary proceedings.

Distinguished by Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's top commercial litigators, Anne has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada and before all levels of court in Alberta and Ontario, as well as the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Tax Court of Canada. She has represented clients in arbitrations and before administrative and regulatory tribunals, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Anne started her career clerking for the Honourable Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada and has experience working in the private sector and for the government as legal counsel for the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Anne is regularly asked to speak on issues of commercial and public law, and she sits on a number of committees relating to minority language rights and e-discovery. She is currently the co-chair of the County of Carleton Law Association Education Committee, and she taught trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa for many years. In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors of La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins.

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    Legal Counsel, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
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November 2014, "Time to get 're-cultured' and other tidbits from recent cases in e-discovery": Member of e-discovery panel at the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) Technology Conference for the Rest of Us (Not Just Nerds)

November 2016, "A judicial review review: The Supreme Court weighs in (again)": Paper and presentation given at the CCLA Commercial Litigation Conference on the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. and the standard of review applicable to the interpretation of a contract

December 2016, "Potential Applications of the Supreme Court's decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew": Presentation given to Justice Canada lawyers on the potential impacts of the Supreme Court of Canada's recognition of the duty of honest performance of contract (presented in French in the winter of 2017)

June 2017, Presentation on administrative law for Le Centre de formation professionnelle continue de la Faculté de droit de l'Université d'Ottawa