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Professional Biography

 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 


  • Member of the Social Services Tribunal, Appeal Division 2018 to present
  • Neutral with Judicial Arbitrations and Mediation Service (JAMS), Toronto  2013 - present 
  • airman, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), 2007–2012; 
  • Justice of the Federal Court and the Court Martial Appeal Court – Federal Court of Canada, 2003–2007; 
  • Chairman and founding member of the International Competition Network  2001- 2003 
  • Commissioner of Competition- Competition Bureau of Canada , 1997 to 2003; 
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Business Law - Department of Industry, 1994–1997; 
  • Assistant Attorney General, Tax Law & Coordinator of NAFTA Implementation – Department of Justice, 1990–1993; 
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Free Trade Policy and Operations - Department of External Affairs, 1989–1990; 
  • Senior General Counsel - Trade Negotiations Office, 1987–1988; 
  • Various positions in the Department of Justice, 1973–1986. 


 AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS  

 

  • Queen’s Counsel, 1984; 
  • Selected one of Canada’s “Elite Corporate Lawyers” – Trade Law, Canada Business Magazine, 1989; 
  • Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada 2002 (first Commissioner of Competition to receive this honour); 
  • Selected “Person of the Year” in Playback Magazine, January 2010. 
  • Senior fellow, C.D. Howe Institute  April 2012


MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES  

 

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • International Institute of Communications 
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice 
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • The Advocates' Society 
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority


NON PROFIT INVOLVEMENT 

 

  • Board of Governors, Carleton University - Member
  • Martin Luther Church of Ottawa - President
  • BluePier Retirement Plan - Trustee
  • Internet Society- Canadian Chapter -  Executive Committee

 
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS  

 

  • B.A. (Honours), Political Science, Carleton University, 1968; 
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1971; 
  • Admitted to the bar of Ontario 1973; 
  • Advanced Management Program, Canada School of Public Service) 1991