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Stindar Lal

DRPS Board Member: Stindar Lal

Jan 28, 2015 12:51 ETBack | Print Article

Stindar Lal, Q.C., is a former deputy minister in six different ministries of the Ontario Government, including Environment, Consumer and Commercial Relations, Municipal Affairs, Citizenship, Management Board Secretariat, and the Solicitor General. As Deputy Solicitor General, he played a central role in the development and implementation of the Police Services Act and its associated Regulations.

He served as a Deputy Minister of Justice and lawyer for the Government of the Northwest Territories; was involved in the patriation of the Canadian Constitution particularly as it related to the entrenchment of Aboriginal rights; and was instrumental in the establishment of a self-regulating Law Society of the Northwest Territories. Mr. Lal served as the Chair of the Inuvialuit Arbitration Board, which was established to resolve disputes arising out of the Land Claims Agreement of the Western Arctic Inuit and the Government of Canada or industry. He also served as General Counsel to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

As a lawyer and consultant, Mr. Lal has advised governments in Canada and the world, in countries such as Qatar, Russia and Vietnam, on the establishment of more accountable governmental and regulatory processes.

Mr. Lal is a resident of Courtice.