Edward J. Waitzer

    Mr. Waitzer was Chair of Stikeman Elliott LLP from 1999 to 2006 and remains a senior partner whose practice focuses on complex business transactions.  He also advises on a range of public policy and governance matters.  He is a Professor and the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance and is Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall and the Schulich School of Business at York University.  He served (1993-1996) as Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission and (until 1981) as Vice-President of The Toronto Stock Exchange.  He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of legal and public policy issues and serves or has served as director of a number of corporations, foundations, community organizations, editorial boards and advisory groups.  He is a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and an inaugural fellow of the American College of Governance Council.  Recipient of 2018 Corporate Knights Award of Distinction.  He earned his LL.B. (1976) and LL.M. (1981) from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.  Called to the Ontario (1978) and the New York (1985) Bars.

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