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Jacques J. M. Shore

Photograph © Jacques J.M. Shore

About The Author

Jacques Shore is a partner in the law firm of Gowling WLG. His published works include articles on the law and public policy, op-eds, as well as two children’s books and an illustrated book of short stories. Mr. Shore has been a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada since 2002. An advisor to numerous Canadian and international companies on legal, government, and public-law issues, Mr. Shore has also acted as a chief negotiator for the federal government. His practice also addresses public policy issues within the cultural and publishing fields. A strong advocate of the importance of preserving, promoting, and enhancing national heritage and culture, Mr. Shore is one of the proud founders of the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Foundation, and is Chair of the LAC Foundation Board. Mr. Shore is a past Chair of the Board of Governors of Carleton University, Ottawa. Called to the bar in Ontario, Quebec, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, Mr. Shore graduated civil law from the Université de Montréal and common law from McGill University. Mr. Shore is married to Donna Shore, a family physician; they have three daughters. Learn more at

Books by Jacques J. M. Shore