Edward Goldenberg is a senior partner at the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP where he has a corporate practice, advising clients on governance issues, public policy and government relations. Mr Goldenberg has a distinguished background working with the Government of Canada, having been the Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003) and the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff (2003). Prior to these roles, Mr Goldenberg acted in various capacities in the federal government, including in all the major economic departments and as General Constitutional Advisor to the Minister of Justice (1980-1982). In 2013, Mr Goldenberg was named a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to public policy in Canada". He is one of the authors of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mr Goldenberg was awarded an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from McGill University in 2004. Mr Goldenberg is a board member of the Canadian International Council, a nonpartisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. He holds a BA, MA and BCL from McGill University and also studied at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (France).