Tribunal Members - Part-time

François Audette

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on May 9, 2008.

Mr. Audette holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Université du Québec and a Degree in Aeronautical Fabrication from Collège Édouard-Montpetit. He is a Manager for SGS Canada and past President of Québec Levage Expert, a company specializing in lifting devices. He previously worked as an Engineering, Production and Quality Director with two Montreal-area companies, and as a teacher at the Collège de Valleyfield.

Howard M. Bruce

Sainte-Foy, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on October 30, 2009.

Mr. Bruce is a Partner at a law firm, in the City of Quebec, 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.

Brad M. Caldwell

Vancouver, British Columbia

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on February 3, 2011.

Mr. Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria Law School and an advance mediation certificate. He practiced law since his admission to the British Columbia Bar in 1986, with an emphasis on maritime and fisheries litigation, general commercial litigation and administrative law. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Caldwell gained practical experience in the marine industry as a fisherman, deckhand, commercial diver and longshoreman. His professional associations include the Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Law Society of British Columbia and the Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia.

Dr. Kenneth J. Corbet

Calgary, Alberta

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on March 3, 2011.

Dr. Corbet is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, where he teaches community health sciences, in addition to being an Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, at the University of Alberta. Since 1998, he has been working as a consultant with the Canadian Pacific Railway and, in 2008, he became the Railway's assistant chief medical officer in Calgary. Dr. Corbet is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Alberta Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Alberta Occupational Medicine Association, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Caroline Desbiens

Sainte-Foy, Quebec

Reappointed to a term of four years on May 14, 2010.

A lawyer since 1988, she works principally in the areas of aviation and maritime law. Ms. Desbiens received a law degree from the Univsersity of Laval in 1987, and a diploma in international law and comparative law from the University of San Diego in 1988. Ms. Desbiens received a master's degree in air and space law from McGill University in 1993. A member of the Barreau du Québec, Ms. Desbiens is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Association québécoise des transporteurs aériens, the Insitute of Air and Space Law Association, the Canadian Maritime Law Association and the Chambre de commerce de Québec.

Danièle Dion

Kirkland, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on May 9, 2008.

Ms. Dion holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Communication, a Licence in Civil Law and a Bachelor's Degree in Common Law from the University of Ottawa. She also holds a Master's Degree in Maritime and International Law from Dalhousie University. She was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1985. She currently is a Partner in a Law Firm specializing in Admiralty Litigation, Transportation and Insurance Laws. She is a Director of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.

Patrick Terrence Dowd

Port Colbourne, Ontario

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on June 18, 2010.

Mr. Dowd holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor. He served as an Air Force Officer servicing as a flight instructor and transport pilot in Europe. He simultaneously performed duties as a pilot and assisted with the responsibilities of counsel to Air Canada. He entered private practice as an associate to the firm of Helson, Kogan, Ashbee, in Georgetown, Ontario, where he eventually became a sole practitioner. After his career at Air Canada, he was invited to join Skyservice Airlines and rose to become Chief Pilot, and later Director of Flight Operations. Mr. Dowd was invited by Boeing to join Alteon, their training company in Korea, as an Airbus Instructor, where he became a Check Pilot for the Korean Government on A320/321 and A330 aircraft. He holds a current Korean Airline Transport Pilots Licence and a renewable Canadian Airline Transport Pilots Licence.

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 Lanaudiere region since 1973. Dr. Trevor Allan Gillmore Kleinburg, Ontario

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on May 9, 2008.

Dr. Gillmore holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree from McMaster University.
In 2008, he received his Fellowship in Occupational Medicine and completed a Master's Degree in Aviation Medicine through Otago University in New Zealand. He currently serves as a Provincial Coroner for Ontario. He is also a Flight Surgeon and Pilot for Air Canada and a Medical Support Specialist for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He was previously an Emergency Room Physician at three Greater Toronto Area hospitals. He has worked and trained extensively in the forensic sciences field and is a member of a number of committees and associations, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Canadian Aerospace Medical Association.

David G. Henley

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on August 6, 2010.

Mr. Henley is a partner in the Halifax office of the law firm of Steward McKelvey. Mr. Henley is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (Bachelor of Business Administation in 1989 and Bachelor of Laws in 2000) and Dalhousie University (Master of Laws in Marine and Environmental Law in 2003). He has a broad commercially oriented practice in the areas of maritime, construction, energy and natural resources and envrionmental law. After a career in the army as an artillery officer, Mr. Henley was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2001. He continues to serve in the Army Reserve as a Colonel and after returning recently from a tour in Afghanistan he was invested as a Member of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General. Mr. Henley is chair of his firm's Marine Practice Group, is a past-chair of the CBA Environmental Law Subsection, Nova Scotia, and has written, presented and published papers on a variety of marine and environment related subjects. Mr. Henley is an associate of the Marine Environmental Law Institute and
part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law where he teaches Fisheries Law.

Dr. Trevor Jain

Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on February 3, 2011.

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on February 3, 2011, Dr. Jain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and computer science from Acadia University as well as a Medical Degree from Dalhousie University, and pursued further studies in medicine at the University of Ottawa and Queen's University. He is currently an attending physician in emergency medicine at Queen Elizabeth in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and serves as Coroner for the Prince Edward Island Department of Justice and Public Safety. Dr. Jain has served as a family physician, a clinical director for a NATO hospital unit in Bosnia and as a pathology operations officer for the Swissair 111 accident investigation. He has flown commercial aircraft and was an infantry officer with the Department of National Defence. Dr. Jain also serves as a Medical Officer with the Canadian Forces in the Reserves. His professional affiliations include the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the Canadian College of Family Physicians, the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. 

Maurice Jaques

Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on May 9, 2008.

Mr. Jaques studied at Lower Canada College and McGill University before entering the maritime insurance business. He became President of Eastern Marine Underwriters, serving insurance brokers across Canada in marine cargo, hull and liability insurance and related claims. Following a merger with the Maritime Insurance Company in 1995, he became Managing Director of the Montreal office and occupied that position until his retirement. During his career, he was President of the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters for two separate terms. He was President of the International Union of Marine Insurance from 1988 to 1991. He also served as Deputy Chairman of the Canadian Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping. He recently completed a six-year term as a Member of the Audit Committee of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.

C. Michael Keefe

Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

Appointed to a part-time term of three years on September 4, 2008.

Mr. Keefe graduated from the Canadian Coast Guard College in 1974. Mr. Keefe is a Registered Professional Engineer practising in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As well, he holds a Certificate of Competency issued by the Government of Canada as a First Class Marine Engineer. Mr. Keefe spent several years with the Canadian Coast Guard serving as a Ship's Engineering Officer and Chief Engineer and later ashore, as the Supervisor of Engineering for the Newfoundland Region. He then spent several years with Transport Canada Marine Safety as the Manager of Examinations and Enforcement for the Atlantic Region. He has held ministerial appointments with Marine Safety as a Steamship Inspector, Examiner of Engineers, Pollution Prevention Officer and Health and Safety Officer. Since 2006, Mr. Keefe has been employed as Manager of Marine Fleet Maintenance with Diesel Injection Sales & Service Ltd. of Mount Pearl in Newfoundland.

Dr. Michel Larose

Montréal, Quebec

Reappointed to a part-time term of four years on June 19, 2009.

Dr. Larose graduated in Medicine from the Université de Montréal in 1965, and he is currently a Medical Assessor at the Commission des lésions professionnelles. Dr. Larose was previously in private practice and associated with several Montreal area hospitals. He was Medical Director for several organizations, including Quebecair, and was a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner for Transport Canada. Dr. Larose is a Former Investigative Coroner for the Province of Quebec. In the past, he has held a Private Pilot Licence.

Herbert Lee

Richmond, British Columbia

Reappointed to a part-time term of four years on September 20, 2010.

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 to 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.

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.

Franco Pietracupa

Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on June 18, 2008.

Mr. Pietracupa received his College Diploma in Aeronautical Pilot Instruction in 1997. He has worked for various companies in aviation, including CESPA Flight College, and has held the position of Class 1 instructor/chief flight instructor from 1997 to 2000 in different flight training organizations. With his extensive experience as a Flight Instructor and Operator, he was designated as a flight test examiner with Transport Canada. Since April 2000, Mr. Pietracupa has held the position of Manager of Business Aircraft Flight Training, Global and Challenger programs at Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal.

Suzanne Racine

Kirkland, Quebec

Reappointed to a part-time term of three years on November 30, 2009.

Ms. Racine, a Lawyer since 1980, 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.

Stephen Rogers

Vancouver, British Columbia

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on November 23, 2009.

Mr. Rogers was a Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for 16 years. He served as a Cabinet Minister in several portfolios, including as Minister of Transportation and Highways and as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House. He began his career as a Pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force and flew commercial aircraft with Air Canada prior to and after his career in politics.

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.

Yves Villemaire

Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

Appointed to a part-time term of four years on May 14, 2010.

Mr. Villemaire is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College. He started his career as a Ship's Officer and served in various parts of the country in a number of shipboard and shore positions. He holds a Canadian Coast Guard Command Certificate and an MBA from Queen's University. He retired from the Canadian Coast Guard in 2007 where he held a number of executive positions including Director General, Fleet, Director General, Maritime Services and Executive Director of the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Prior to holding these positions, he had been Director General, Human Resources for two years with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. This followed a three-year appointment as Director, Early Conflict Resolution Office, a service he established for the Deputy Minister. Mr. Villemaire is currently a management consultant and a part-time member of the Faculty of the Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John's.

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 four years on January 25, 2010.

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 22 000 hours on 124 types of airplanes and gliders. In his spare time he enjoys flying his ASW-27b sailplane on long cross country flights.