Michael Sousa

Senior General Counsel and Legal Advisor to the DND/CF

Michael Sousa joined the office of the DND/CF Legal Advisor as Legal Advisor and Senior General Counsel on August 14, 2017.  Before that, Michael spent a number of years working in Departmental Legal Services Units for federal clients, including Public Safety Canada, Environment Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and the then department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

More recently, Michael has headed up Departmental Legal Services Units at Public Safety and Environment Canada as their Senior General Counsel, where he managed teams of legal counsel and administrative support staff to provide legal services support to client departments in relation to its policy, operational and corporate activities.  Michael also supported the Deputy Ministers and client ADMs by contributing to the management of Public Safety and Environment Canada through active participation on their Executive Committee teams.

Michael is a graduate of Queen’s University where he obtained his Bachelor of Honours degree (B. A. Hons.) and of  the University of Windsor Law school (LL.B). He was called to the Bar in Ontario and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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