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Emilie Taman is a lawyer and community activist who has lived in Ottawa Centre the past 12 years. She first moved to Ottawa to work as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada, which led to a term as Counsel for its Law Branch following her call to the bar in 2006.
Emilie went on to become a federal crown prosecutor where she was responsible for the prosecution of offences such as corporate tax evasion, human smuggling, environmental and fisheries offences, and fraud.
Most recently, Emilie worked as a law professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Common Law. In 2018 she was named one of the top 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
It was the Harper government’s disrespect for the public service, disdain for science, and its attacks on the judicial system that compelled Emilie to run for the NDP alongside then MP Paul Dewar in the 2015 federal election.
Former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar became an important mentor to Emilie over the course of the 2015 election and she continues to look to him as a role model.
Her ongoing concern for the future of our country, growing inequality, and the lack of a credible plan to address climate change, made her decide to run again – this time in her home riding.
Daughter of former Supreme Court Justice, Louise Arbour, and former Ontario Deputy Attorney-General Larry Taman, Emilie comes by her commitment to public service honestly.