Tribunal Members - Part-time

Pierre Beauchamp
Montréal, Quebec

Reappointed to a three-year part-time term on May 13, 2004, Mr. Beauchamp was a pilot with Air Canada from 1972 to 2006. He holds an airline transport pilot licence with ratings on landplanes and single-engine seaplanes and some multi-engine aircraft. He has flown B727, B767, DC8, DC9, T33, VC8, EA32, EA33 and EA34 aircraft. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Montréal (Collège Ste-Marie) in 1966 and a law degree from McGill University in 1969. Mr. Beauchamp was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1972. He practises law and has been a member of various associations within the aviation industry.

Howard M. Bruce
Sainte-Foy, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on October 30, 2006, Mr. Bruce is a partner at a law firm, in the city of Québec, where he practises law, including transportation law relating to the Commission des transports du Québec, the Canada Transportation Act, the Aeronautics Act and the Railway Safety Act. He received his law degree at the University of Ottawa Law School in 1990 and was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1992. Mr. Bruce has varied and impressive experience in litigation and representation before all levels of Quebec courts.

Evariste Cormier
Shediac, New Brunswick

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on October 20, 2005, Mr. Cormier holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Moncton. He retired from Canadian National Railways in 1993 after 37 years of service, including 8 years as supervisor of the Moncton main car shop. Mr. Cormier served as a school trustee and president of school districts' finance, transportation and personnel committees. He was also director of the New Brunswick School Trustees' Association, a member of the executive of the Shediac Winter Carnival and president of the Boishebert Club in Shediac.

Dr. Pierre Coutu
Montréal, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on September 29, 2005, Dr. Coutu holds a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from the University of Montréal and a doctorate in education from the Nova Southeastern University in Miami. He also completed his postgraduate studies in air transportation at Northwestern University in Chicago. During his 13 years working at Transport Canada, he was director of special projects at the Airports Group's headquarters and served on the Airports Transfer Task Force, established to oversee the transfer of government-owned airports to the private and public sectors. In 1987, he left government to help start the International Aviation Management Training Institute, where he became executive vice-president and chief operating officer. Dr. Coutu is founder of Aviation Strategies International and teaches in the International Aviation Program at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

André Demers
Saint-Lambert, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of two years on December 6, 2006, Mr. Demers is currently a strategy and planning consultant working for various businesses. He received his degree in civil law in 1966 at the University of Montréal. He has appeared before all civil and criminal courts in the Province of Quebec as well as a number of boards, commissions and administrative tribunals. Mr. Demers was judge of the La Prairie municipal court from 1975 to 1989 and served as well in the municipal courts of Saint-Rémi, Saint-Hilaire and Sainte-Thérèse.

E. David Dover
Calgary, Alberta

Reappointed to a part-time term of three years on February 1, 2005, Mr. Dover is president and owner of Pioneer Developments Ltd. During the past 30 years, Mr. Dover has been president and owner of several companies in Alberta and British Columbia. He is past chairman of the Board of the Calgary Airport Authority, having served as chairman from 1990 to 1998. Mr. Dover co-chaired the negotiating team to establish a local airport authority at the Calgary International Airport. Mr. Dover was a founding member of the Canadian Airports Council and served as chairman in 1995-1996. Among Mr. Dover's hobbies is aircraft racing. He has more than 3 000 hours as pilot-in-command, and is IFR rated. In 1998, Mr. Dover was presented the Canadian Business Aircraft Association Recognition Award.

Robert B. Emigh, Q.C.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Appointed to a part-time term of one year on December 18, 2006, Mr. Emigh is a senior partner at a law firm, and has been in the general practice of law since 1961 in Saskatoon. For the better part of that time, his focus has been on corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on banking and secured transactions. He received his law degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1960. Of note among Mr. Emigh's professional memberships and extensive community involvement is his post of past chairman of the Air Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch. He is also a private pilot.

Michel Ferland
Sainte-Marcelline, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on June 4, 2007, Mr. Ferland holds a bachelor of arts degree from Collège Jean-De-Brébeuf, and a licentiate in laws degree from the Université de Sherbrooke. He was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1973. He currently is a law associate with a law firm in Joliette, Quebec. He entered into private practice in 1973. He became a prosecutor for the city of Joliette in 1985, and was a member of the Human Rights Tribunal Committee from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Ferland is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, a member of and former legal advisor to the Barreau des Laurentides, and a former member of the Comité pour la pratique privée – Barreau du Québec – Tarification. He has been involved in a number of community organizations in the Lanaudière region since 1973.

James Edward Foran, Q.C.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on September 15, 2005, Mr. Foran is a partner at a law firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he practises administrative law with a focus on transportation law. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1962 and the Saskatchewan Bar in 1981. In 1985, he was appointed a Queen's Counsel. Over the course of his career, Mr. Foran provided legal counsel for a variety of industry and government clients before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, provincial courts, the Canadian Transportation Agency and various provincial boards. He was also involved in drafting several major pieces of provincial and federal transportation legislation.

Jean-Marc Fortier
Ville Mont-Royal, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on November 22, 2005, Mr. Fortier received his law degree from the University of Montréal and his master's degree in air and space law from McGill University. He has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1971. He received a master's degree in business administration from Richard Ivey School of Business Administration of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Mr. Fortier acted as legal advisor to many aviation societies, including Quebecair and the Société québécoise des transports. He was vice-president of Télésystèmes Ltée (a private investor in telecommunications), executive vice-president of BCE Media and a member of the Civil Aviation Tribunal of Canada. He has also been a lecturer on aircraft financing at the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University. He has been treasurer and president of the Canadian division of the International Law Association from 1990 to 1998 and he is currently honorary president of the Association. Mr. Fortier is currently a senior partner at a law firm in Montréal and Québec City.

Armand Goguen
Cocagne, New Brunswick

Mr. Goguen was appointed to a part-time term of three years on December 2, 2004. He has spent 35 years with CN Rail in Marketing, Sales, Industrial Development and Public Affairs. He retired from CN Rail as public relations officer. Mr. Goguen acted as vice-chairman of the New Brunswick Safety Council and was a director of the Nova Scotia Safety Council. He was also a member of the Railway Safety Act Review Committee and Transport Canada's Operation Lifesaver program, Atlantic Canada.

Keith Edward Green
Sidney, British Columbia

Reappointed to a part-time term of three years on January 12, 2005, Mr. Green is the president of QualaTech Aero Consulting Ltd., one of the largest aviation consultancies in Western Canada. QualaTech specializes in human factors and safety management systems training, quality, maintenance, manufacturing, including speciality management positions. He holds an aircraft maintenance engineer licence endorsed with several type ratings in Canada and the United States. Mr. Green has worked for a multitude of Canadian and foreign carriers, including Canada 3000, Air Transat, CP Air, Garuda International Airlines, Air Lingus and Saudia.

Richard W. Hall
Surrey, British Columbia

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on October 12, 2007, Mr. Hall holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Victoria, a master of science in geography and an honours bachelor of arts in geography from the University of Western Ontario. He currently serves as president of Lion Hall Bancorp Limited, providing executive and legal consulting services. He began his legal career in 1984. From 1989 to 1994, he worked for the Province of British Columbia with three different administrative tribunals, providing advice in law and policy. From 1995 to 1997, he was a senior labour relations officer for Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, after which he became legal counsel for the Vancouver School Board until 2001. That same year, he became regional director of human resources and compensation for physicians of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, a position he held until 2005. Mr. Hall is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association, and has served on the boards of directors of two publicly traded companies and one private sector company.

Hilery T. Hargrove
Bristol, New Brunswick

Appointed to a three-year part-time term on February 1, 2005, Mr. Hargrove has practised law in Bath-Bristol, New Brunswick, for over 17 years. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick in 1986. From 1975 to 1983, Mr. Hargrove was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Further, Mr. Hargrove has long been interested in the field of aviation and has been licensed as a private pilot for 21 years, accumulating approximately 1 000 hours of flying time and has a night rating, a float rating and single-engine high performance rating.

John D. Issenman
Ottawa, Ontario

Mr. Issenman was appointed to a part-time term of three years on February 1, 2005. He is president and founder of PROAV International Aviation Services Corporation. He is a former director of the Air Transport Association of Canada and Aerospace Industries Association of Canada and worked for Transport Canada and the original Canadian Aviation Safety Board as an investigator and safety analyst. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Air Safety Investigators and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators. Mr. Issenman has been a licensed commercial pilot since 1977.

Alan Laing
Fergus, Ontario

Mr. Laing was appointed to a part-time term of four years on September 20, 2007. At the time of his retirement, he was a captain for the Airbus A340 with Air Canada. He started his career as a pilot in 1972 and became a captain in 1985. During this time, he was also director, Central Region for the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association for two years, and later became the Association's president, a position he held for one year. Mr. Laing is a director of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, a counsellor and advisor for the Trenton Air Cadet Summer Training Centre, an officer of the 121 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets and a lecturer on technology at Confederation College.

Jean-Marc Lalonde
Rosemère, Quebec

Mr. Lalonde was reappointed to a part-time term of three years on August 29, 2005. He is a former chairman of the Safety and Operations Management Committee of the Railway Association of Canada, a member of the American Association of Railway Superintendents, and a member of the National Rail Passenger Committee. With 35 years hands-on rail operating experience, he rose from various ranks and qualified as a conductor, to a chief of transportation at Via Rail.

Dr. Michel Larose
Montréal, Quebec

Reappointed to a part-time term of two years on January 25, 2007, Dr. Larose graduated in medicine from the University of Montréal in 1965. He is currently a medical assessor at the Commission des lésions professionnelles. Dr. Larose was previously in private practice and associated with several Montréal area hospitals. He was medical director for several organizations including Quebecair and was a civil aviation medical examiner for Transport Canada.

Herbert Lee
Richmond, British Columbia

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on September 20, 2007, Mr. Lee is the managing director of a Vancouver-based travel agency. He is also a licensed private pilot and a certified travel manager. Mr. Lee is a member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong Aviation Club and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Advisory Committee for Multiculturalism in Richmond and a past member of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. He has studied at Simon Fraser University, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Royal Navy School in the United Kingdom.

Barrie LePitre
Gloucester, Ontario

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on December 3, 2007, Mr. LePitre holds a bachelor of arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, and a bachelor of laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto. He began his career in 1977, as counsel for the Commercial and Property Law Section of the regional office of Justice Canada in Toronto, Ontario. In 1983, he began serving as counsel with the Department's legal services offices in Ottawa. Recently retired, Mr. LePitre served as counsel, senior counsel and general counsel to many client departments during his 30-year career. Of special note is his service as general counsel for transport from 1996-2007, during which time he provided a wide range of advisory legal services with respect to the marine component of Transport Canada, particularly concerning the Canada Marine Act. Mr. LePitre is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a notary public for the Province of Ontario.

Sandra Kathleen Lloyd
Vancouver, British Columbia

Reappointed to a three-year part-time term on May 13, 2004, Ms. Lloyd is a pilot with Air Canada. She began flying in 1973, flew float and wheel aircraft commercially in British Columbia and northern Manitoba between 1975 and 1979, and commenced her airline career with CP Air in 1979. Ms. Lloyd has since been a crew member on DC8, DC10, B737 and A320 aircraft. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University in 1985 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 1990.

Ms. Lloyd was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1991. She has practised law in Vancouver and served in a number of aviation-related volunteer positions, including as an advisor in the Technical/Safety Division of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association.

Arthur W. Lyon
Ottawa, Ontario

Appointed to a two-year part-time term on November 10, 2006, Mr. Lyon, also a lawyer, was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1976 having received his law degree from the University of Ottawa Law School in 1974. In 1979, Mr. Lyon attended an air transport course at the Royal Aeronautical Society, Oxford, England, subsequent to which he was coordinator of the Air Transport Task Force at Transport Canada and is currently involved in international assignments as a consultant. In 1981, Mr. Lyon obtained his private pilot licence having trained at Toronto Airways Limited.

Elizabeth MacNab
Ottawa, Ontario

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on December 3, 2007, Ms. MacNab holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Toronto, a diploma in legislative drafting and a licentiate in laws degree from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1967. She began her legal career as counsel for a private law firm and participated in studies with the Law Reform Commission of Ontario. From 1981 to 1986, she worked as a legislative officer with Transport Canada's Aeronautics Act Task Force. In 1986, she moved to the Department's Aviation group, where she oversaw the preparation of draft regulations for review by Justice Canada, and provided policy advice on amendments to federal transportation Acts. In 1990, she became counsel for Transport Canada, providing legal advice on matters relating to various modes of transportation and administrative law. Ms. MacNab also represented the Department at international conferences and committees on aviation-related matters.

K.M. Tracy Medve
Calgary, Alberta

Ms. Medve was appointed to a part-time term of three years on February 1, 2005. She is the co-founder and managing director of C.T. AeroProjects Inc., an aviation management consulting firm located in Calgary. With 18 years experience in the industry, her expertise in aviation includes aviation asset management, regulatory affairs, strategic planning and implementation, airline start-ups and labour relations. She has a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Suzanne Racine
Kirkland, Quebec

Ms. Racine was reappointed to a part-time term of five years on November 30, 2004. A lawyer since 1980, she holds a licence in civil law from the University of Ottawa (1979), mediator training (1992) and a master's degree from the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University (1987). She was a director of Regulatory and Government Affairs at Air Transat and has acted as a consultant in the areas of travel and air transport. Ms. Racine is a member of the Barreau du Québec and the Institute of Air and Space Law Association.

Dr. Michael T. Richard
Ottawa, Ontario

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on February 1, 2005, Dr. Richard has been practising neurosurgery in Ottawa since 1967. An associate professor of surgery, he was the head of Neurosurgery at the Ottawa General Hospital and chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Ottawa. He has written or co-authored 75 papers and served as a member or chairman on numerous committees at the university, provincial and national levels. Dr. Richard was a commissioned officer of the Canadian Navy Executive Branch and is also a former director of the Ottawa Flying Club. He maintains his private pilot licence, which he has held since 1969.

Dr. John Saba
Brossard, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on September 29, 2005, Dr. Saba holds a Master of Arts degree in economics and political science, a Doctor of Civil Law degree, and a diploma in air and space law from McGill University. At McGill, he is a lecturer in economics and an adjunct professor of law at the Institute of Air and Space Law, secretary general of the Institute of Air and Space Law Association and the editor-in-chief of its newsletter. He is a professor in economics and political science at Champlain Regional College in St-Lambert, Quebec, and director of its world studies program. Dr. Saba has served as manager and chairman for a number of worldwide air and space conferences and seminars for the International Civil Aviation Organization, the American Bar Association and McGill University. He has also served as president of a number of companies.

Arnold Price Vaughan
Calgary, Alberta

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on September 20, 2007, Mr. Vaughan began his career by enrolling in the Canadian Armed Forces Regular Officers Training Plan as an officer cadet in 1966 and was then trained as a military pilot. He served for 18 years in the regular and reserve forces and gained senior officer status. He currently possesses both Canadian and American airline transport pilot licences and a commercial helicopter licence. He retired as captain from Air Canada. He is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Aviation Security Association of America International and the Council of Aviation Accreditation. Mr. Vaughan holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Waterloo and a master of business administration, with a major in aviation and international business, from Concordia University.

Dr. James M. Wallace
Ottawa, Ontario

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on April 11, 2008, Dr. Wallace holds a bachelor of medicine and surgery from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a diploma in aviation medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London. He is also a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. Dr. Wallace started his career with general medical practice in Nova Scotia and the West Indies, and in 1980, he joined Transport Canada Aviation as a regional aviation medical officer for the Ontario region. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Dr. Wallace was senior consultant, policy and planning, and was also the chairman of the Aviation Medical Review Board. Dr. Wallace is also very active in his community. He is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine and a former member of the Canadian Medical Association.

Richard Willems
Alton, Ontario

Reappointed to a part-time term of three years on January 25, 2007, Mr. Willems is the senior captain flying a Canadair Challenger for Rogers Communications in Toronto. His flying career began in central Saskatchewan in 1963 and has continued through North, Central and South America as well as Africa, Asia and Europe. Mr. Willems has held Transport Canada check pilot authority since 1976 on various piston, turbo-prop and jet aircraft. He has accumulated over 21 000 hours on 118 types of airplanes and gliders. In his spare time he enjoys flying his ASW-27b sailplane on long cross country flights.

The following members' terms have expired during the period covered by this report:

  • Mr. Pierre Beauchamp
  • Mr. E. David Dover
  • Mr. Armand Goguen
  • Mr. Keith Edward Green
  • Mr. Hilery T. Hargrove
  • Mr. John D. Issenman
  • Ms. Sandra Kathleen Lloyd
  • Ms. K.M. Tracy Medve
  • Dr. Michael T. Richard

Also in August 2007, Mr. Robert B. Emigh, Q.C., resigned as a part-time member of the Tribunal.