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Board Committees


Our four Board Committees operate according to a written charter that outlines the duties and responsibilities for each Committee.

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.

Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member
 Audit CommitteeCorporate Governance CommitteeHuman Resources and Compensation CommitteeEnvironment, Health and Safety Committee
William  E Aziz
William  E Aziz
President and Chief Executive Officer


Through BlueTree, Mr. Aziz is currently providing his services as Chief Restructuring Officer of both Data & Audio-Visual Holdings Inc. and Hollinger Inc. during their restructurings. He is a member of the Leadership Council at the Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School at Western University, from which he is a graduate in Honours Business Administration. Mr. Aziz is Chair of Investments and a member of the Human Resources Committee of the $60 billion Ontario Municipa... 

Chairperson   Committee Member  
W. Geoffrey Beattie
W. Geoffrey Beattie
Chief Executive Officer, Generation Capital (investment management firm)


Mr. Beattie is Chief Executive Officer of Generation Capital and Chairman of Relay Ventures (a venture capital firm). He served as Deputy Chairman of Thomson Reuters Corporation from 2000 through May 2013 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company Limited (an investment holding company) from 1998 to December 2012. In addition to the public company board memberships listed below, Mr. Beattie is a trustee of the University Health Network and a director of the... 

  Chairperson   Committee Member
Gregory  A. Boland
Gregory  A. Boland
President and CEO, West Face Capital Inc.


Mr. Boland is the President and CEO of West Face Capital, a Toronto based investment manager. Prior to founding West Face Capital in 2006, Mr. Boland managed portfolios for Enterprise Capital Management in Toronto beginning in 1998. Mr. Boland focuses on value and distressed investing and has been actively involved in the restructurings of a number of portfolio companies. Prior to joining Enterprise Capital, Mr. Boland was a Vice President and Partner in proprietary inves... 

  Committee Member Committee Member  
John L. Bragg, O.C., LL.D., F.ICD.
John L. Bragg, O.C., LL.D., F.ICD.
Chairman, President and Co-CEO


Mr. Bragg founded Oxford Frozen Foods in 1968, now an international supplier of frozen wild blueberries, carrots, cranberries, battered vegetable and cheese products, and other edible goods. Mr. Bragg founded Bragg Communications in 1970, now Canada’s fifth-largest cable TV provider. Under the EastLink brand, Bragg Communications provides cable television services and competitive Internet and wireline telephone services, serving nearly all major centres of Nova Scotia and... 

Committee Member    Committee Member
Ron Close
Ron Close
Corporate Director


Ron was recently the CEO of Pelmorex Media (The Weather Network). He was Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Ivey School of Business, and at MaRS Discovery District. He has been a director on several boards including Pelmorex, The Globe and Mail, Canada Media Fund, CTVglobemedia, and MaRS Innovation. He is currently a director of Maple Leaf Foods.

Ron has had a distinguished career as a senior executive at several companies, from smaller start-ups (co-founder/CEO of Net... 

Committee Member    
The Honourable David Emerson Chairman of the Board
The Honourable David Emerson
Chairman


Mr. Emerson P.C., O.B.C. is a Corporate Director, Public Policy Advisor and a senior advisor to CAI Managers, a private equity fund. Nationally, he has held senior positions in the Government of Canada including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade, and Minister of Industry. In British Columbia, Mr. Emerson was the Province’s Deputy Minister of Finance, Secretary to Treasury Board, Deputy to the Premier and Secretary to Cabinet. His leadership role... 

  Committee Member   Committee Member
Jean Fraser
Jean Fraser
Corporate Director


Jean is a senior corporate counsel and retired partner at one of Canada’s leading law firms who has advised public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), financing and corporate/governance matters. She has provided governance advice to the boards of directors and board committees of public companies. Her M&A experience includes public take-over bids, asset acquisitions and divestures, privatizations and corporate restructurings. Her financing experience includes domestic and... 
  Committee Member Chairperson  
Claude R. Lamoureux, O.C., F.ICD, ICD.D
Claude R. Lamoureux, O.C., F.ICD, ICD.D
Corporate Director


Mr. Lamoureux was Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (a public-sector pension fund) until his retirement in 2007. He was appointed to the position in 1990, when the Ontario government established the independent corporation to replace the Ontario Teachers’ Superannuation Fund. Mr. Lamoureux is an Officer of the Order of Canada. An actuary by profession, Mr. Lamoureux joined Teachers from Metropolitan Life, where he had a successful career in the... 

Committee Member   Committee Member  
James P. Olson
James P. Olson
Corporate Director


Mr. Olson has 35 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, including 17 years in senior executive roles at major global food and beverage manufacturers. From 2002 to 2006, he was Senior Vice President, Operations for the Europe, Middle East and Africa division of PepsiCo International where he was responsible for all manufacturing, distribution, purchasing and engineering. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Vice President, Operations of Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery, one of the larges... 

Committee Member    Chairperson