Ed Ratushny, Q.C., B.A., LL.B. (Sask.), LL.M. (Lond.), S.J.D. (Mich.), is a professor emeritus of the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. His career as a law professor and legal author has been complemented by extensive professional experience in the field of public law. He served as the first special advisor on judicial affairs to the Canadian minister of justice and is frequently retained by the Canadian Judicial Council on judicial conduct matters. He has acted often as an arbitrator and has served as an advisor and as counsel to government ministers, departments, tribunals, and agencies in diverse fields such as human rights, labour, environmental, transportation, competition, immigration, refugee, military, and criminal law.
Professor Ratushny’s contributions to law and to Canadian society have been recognized by his appointments to the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, as well as through his Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Law Society of Upper Canada. He received the Justice Award from the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice “as a mark of distinction and exceptional achievement,” and the first annual CCAT Medal presented by the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals for his “outstanding contribution to the Canadian Administrative Justice System.”
He continues to be a low-scoring left winger and a student of jazz saxophone.