Alberta Appointees to the NWPTA Disputes Roster:

Phyllis A. Smith, Q.C.
Partner, Emery Jamieson, Barristers and Solicitors, acknowledged expertise in
administrative law and labour arbitration. Past President, Law Society of Alberta and
Federation of Law Societies of Alberta.

Michelle Veeman, Ph. D.
Professor Emeritus, Market, Policy Trade Department of Rural Economy, University of
Alberta. Professor Veeman is a member of numerous government-industry
coordinating and advisory groups.

John S. Burns, Q.C.
Burns and Company, Areas of practice are principally corporate, corporate finance and
securities law. Mr. Burns is a member of the Law Societies of Alberta and Upper
Canada and the Calgary and Canada Bar Associations.

James D. Horsman, Q.C.
(Jim) is a lawyer by profession with extensive experience in government, politics,
business and negotiation. He served five consecutive terms in the Alberta Legislative
Assembly from 1975 to 1993, including fourteen years as Minister of various portfolios.

Gerry Bourdeau,
Former Deputy Minister, Alberta International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal
Relations from 2000 to 2008. He has held numerous positions in government and the
private sector involved in public relations and communications, export development,
marketing and journalism. He currently serves as President of a management
consulting firm providing strategic management services to government and the private

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