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 has a general litigation practice that cuts across practice areas including commercial and procurement matters, professional liability matters, shareholder disputes, and construction, tax, constitutional, public, agricultural and municipal law. Anne also represents health professionals in medical defence litigation and professional disciplinary proceedings.

Anne has argued before all levels of court in Alberta and Ontario, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and the Tax Court of Canada. She has represented clients in arbitrations and before administrative and regulatory tribunals, including the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Tribunal.

Originally from Montreal, Anne graduated from Dalhousie Law School where she obtained the gold medal for the highest overall mark. She started her career clerking for the Honourable Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada. Anne has experience working in the private sector and for government as legal counsel for the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Anne teaches trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa and is a regular judge at the annual Laskin constitutional-administrative law moot court competition. Anne also regularly speaks on commercial law topics.

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  • Career
    Legal Counsel, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
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    • Career
      Partner, CazaSaikaley LLP
  • 2013

    • Career
      Associate, CazaSaikaley LLP
  • 2008

    • Career
      Legal Counsel, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
  • 2006

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2005

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, LLB (Gold Medal)
  • 2002

    • Education
      McGill University, BA (First class joint honours in History and Political Science)
    • Community
      Pro bono counsel, Briand c. Procureur Général du Canada
    • Community
      Represented an individual in a judicial review application of a government decision finding her ineligible for the Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program

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