Jack Silverstone, B.A., B.C.L., LL.B. (McGill), is an Ottawa-based lawyer. He was chief of staff to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (2005-06) and before that held the same position at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (2004-05).
Earlier in his career, he was a Canadian foreign service officer and had diplomatic and consular postings in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean and served in the Economic Law section while at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa.
Jack also held CEO and senior legal advisory positions in the NGO sector. He has lectured on immigration law as well as on human rights, employment law and the law relating to lobbying.
He served as a primary reserve legal officer in the office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces.
Most recently Jack was the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.