After a time in private practice, Gregory Tardi, B.A., B.C.L., LL.B., DJur., spent the majority of his career as a lawyer in the federal public service of Canada.  He served notably with Elections Canada and at the House of Commons.  During this time and thereafter, he has also engaged in various academic pursuits. He has taught at Carleton, McGill and Osgoode Hall.  His principal area of interest is political law, which deals with the interaction among law, policy and politics and the influence of law in democratic government.   Mr. Tardi also specializes in election law and in the accountability to law of heads of state and government.  His most important publications are The Law of Democratic Governing (2004), The Theory and Practice of Political Law (2011 and 2016) and Anatomy of an Election (2019).  His next book, Political Law in Canada, will be published in 2022 in a new collection to be entitled Understanding Canada.  Gregory Tardi is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law.