If you’ve been called to the bar and succeeded, you’re not a far cry from the world of politics, say lawyers vying for the Liberal Party’s top job. Five of the declared candidates for the party leadership position have backgrounds in law. A few of them are making the leap from law to politics for the very first time.
Using words consistent with his technology background, McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s senior partner George Takach says, “Law is a fine launching pad for a public service career.”
Takach, who has practised law for 30 years and headed McCarthy’s tech group, has focused his campaign on what innovation can do for the economy and political engagement, earning him a title as the “e-Candidate.”