David Edwards

David Edwards is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA, 1986) and Queen’s University (LLB, 1989). He was admitted to the bar of Ontario in 1990. David began his public service career as an official in the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Industry Canada working as a legislative policy analyst supporting amendments to Canada’s intellectual property and business framework laws. In this role, he took part in the Canadian Delegations that negotiated the Trade Related Intellectual Property Annex to the WTO GATT Agreement and in the development of legislation repealing Canada’s drug patent compulsory licensing laws. David later worked at the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and then in Health Canada as an advisor in matters relating to access to healthcare and drug benefit management. 
David joined the Department of Justice (Health Canada Legal Services) in September 2000. His practice has focused on advising officials in Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada and other regulatory bodies on matters relating to the administration, enforcement, and modernization of the Food and Drugs Act and other statutes within the health portfolio. David has been a General Counsel within the Health Canada Legal Services Unit since 2019. 

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