Members

The 2019‒2020 CBA Board of Directors represents the full diversity of Canada’s legal profession.  They will be responsible, together with CBA staff, for implementing our new governance model and setting a course for the CBA’s future. Throughout this process, they will remain focused on serving our members.

The Board is composed of one member from each province and territory, plus the CBA President. It is our pleasure to introduce the Board’s members to you.

CHRISTOPHER D. BUCHANAN

CHRISTOPHER D. BUCHANAN

Northwest Territories

Christopher Buchanan is Legal Counsel with the Department of Justice for the Government of the Northwest Territories where he practices civil litigation in the areas of administrative law, employment law, labour law, human rights law, family law, Aboriginal law, trespass law and general defence work. He regularly appears before the Territorial and Supreme Courts of the NT and the Federal Court of Canada. He is a former Associate with Lesperance, Mendes Lawyers in Vancouver BC. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree (2004) from the University of Guelph and an LL.B. (2011) from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. He is a former President of the CBA’s NT Executive where he has chaired and been a member of numerous CBA committees and forums. In 2018-2019, he chaired the CBA Audit Committee.

STEEVES BUJOLD

STEEVES BUJOLD

Québec

Steeves Bujold is a partner at McCarthy TĂ©trault in MontrĂ©al. After earning his LLB at the UniversitĂ© Laval, he was called to the bar in Quebec in 1999. He is a litigator whose practice focuses on health law, pharmaceutical and medical liability and in professional law. Mr. Bujold frequently appears in proceedings before trial and appeal courts, as well as administrative tribunals. A CBA member since 2001, he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of SOGIC (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community) of CBA-Quebec, and in the past has been an executive member of the Health Law Section of CBA-Quebec. In 2019, he was the CBA’s representative on the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada judicial appointments which chose the shortlist of nominees to fill the seat vacated by Justice ClĂ©ment Gascon.

JASON COOKE

JASON COOKE

Nova Scotia

Jason Cooke is a partner with Burchells LLP in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His areas of practice include: administrative law, civil litigation, employment law, regulated professions and Aboriginal law. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Nova Scotia Assessment Appeal Tribunal. Jason holds a BA degree (1995) from the University of Regina and an LL.B. (2005) from Dalhousie University. He currently teaches a Civil Procedure Workshop at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Jason served on the Executive Committee of the CBA's Nova Scotia branch and chaired the Legislation and Law Reform Committee. In 2018-2019, he sat on the CBA Governance and Equality Committee.

CHANDRA FLETT

CHANDRA FLETT

Alberta

Chandra Flett is a founding Partner of Flett Manning Moore in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Her area of practice includes family law, mediation, collaborative practice, adoption, wills and estates and estate planning.  Chandra is a rural Albertan originating from the farming community of Hines Creek.  She holds a Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of Alberta (2005) and a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) degree (B.A.) in Sociology and Psychology from Augustana University College in Camrose.   Chandra is President of the Fort McMurray Bar Association and for many years coordinated, in partnership with the CBA, the annual Fort McMurray Law Day activities (2008-2017).  She is past Chair of the Board of Some Other Solutions (2011-2017), an organization which offers intervention and prevention programs in Fort McMurray.  She is past Vice-Chair of the Board for Wood Buffalo Food Bank (2011-2017) and was a member of the Assessment Review Board for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  She is also a member of the Fort McMurray Rotary Club.  Chandra and her husband, Rob Flett, have 3 children, Lelend, Landan and Alyssa.

SUSAN GOVER

SUSAN GOVER

Newfoundland and Labrador

Susan Gover is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board where she provides advice on operational and legal matters as they relate to information technology (IT) and digitalization.  From 1995-2001, she held the position of Director of Commercial Registrations for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Susan was called to the bar in 1993 after having obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (B.Com (Hons) degree and her Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree.  She obtained a Certificate in Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution in 2009 from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS.  In 2011-2012, Susan was President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the CBA.  She is actively involved in the Women Lawyers Forum and the National Environmental, Energy and Resource Law Section, which she co-chaired during the CBA’s 2016 conference.  She is a member of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and a Board Member of the Shallaway Youth Choir.   Susan is a former member of St. Mark’s Vestry and Lakecrest Independent School.

KEVIN J. HACHÉ

KEVIN J. HACHÉ

New Brunswick

Kevin Haché is the President of Kevin J. Haché C.P. Inc., a general law practice focusing on family law and property law which he founded in 1999. He possesses a Baccalauréat en Administration des Affaires degree (1994) from Université de Moncton and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa where he graduated cum laude in 1997. Kevin is a past President of the Caraquet Chamber of Commerce and is currently a member. He is also past President of the Caraquet Figure Skating Club and is a member of the Centre-Ville Caraquet Corporation. A former municipal councillor (elected 2004), Kevin is the Mayor of Caraquet, a position he has held since 2012. In 2018-2019, he sat on the CBA Audit and Finance Committees.

VINCENT LAROCHELLE

VINCENT LAROCHELLE

Yukon

Vincent Larochelle is an appellate and criminal lawyer for Yukon Legal Aid where he conducts all criminal appeals funded by the Yukon Legal Services Society. He is a former tax associate with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in New York, NY where he focussed on cross-border taxation matters. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc.H.) degree in Mathematics from McGill University where he graduated summa cum laude in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence degree (2012) from Exeter College, Oxford University. He is a Board member of  the Yukon Chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada and the Climb Yukon Association. He is a former President of the CBA's Yukon Branch. In May 2018, Vincent was appointed Chief Adjudicator of the Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators.

THOMAS LAUGHLIN, <abbr lang="en" title="Queen's Counsel">Q.C.</abbr>

THOMAS LAUGHLIN, Q.C.

Prince Edward Island

Thomas Laughlin is a Partner at Stewart McKelvey and his area of practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation. He has worked as both Crown prosecutor and defence counsel. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree (1995) from the University of PEI’s School of Business. He received an LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick in 1998 where he was Treasurer of the Environmental Law Society and a member of the International Law Students Association, the Law Students Society and of the Canadian Council of International Law. He is past President of the PEI branch of the CBA (2015-2016). In 2018-2019, he chaired the CBA Policy committee.

MARC NOREAU

MARC NOREAU

Nunavut

Marc Noreau is the Executive Legal Officer for the Government of Nunavut’s Court of Justice, a position he assumed in February 2019.   Marc earned his Bachelor on Civil Law (B.C.L) degree from UniversitĂ© de Laval in 1988 and his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993.  In 2015, he also obtained the Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice.  Marc began his career as a Civil and Commercial Litigator in Quebec City with Lavery deBilly, LLP where he practiced insurance, bankruptcy and insolvency, contract and debtor and creditor law.  Marc also practiced banking and commercial litigation with Solomon, Rothbart, Goodman, LLP in Toronto.  From 1999-2009 Marc was the Chief Legal Officer for ASSET Inc. (now Teranet), a company specializing in information technology and legal processes where he was involved in negotiating complex service agreements with financial institutions in Australia, the UK, United States and Canada.  In 2011, Marc was appointed Policy Counsel for the Government of Nunavut and in 2014 Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Justice.  He was Legal Advisor to the Receivable Management Association of Canada (2015-2018) and is a past Board Member of the Credit Association of Greater Toronto (2015-2018).  He is a member of the Barreau du QuĂ©bec and the Law Society of Nunavut and a former member of the CBA’s Access to Justice Committee.

BONNIE REDDEKOPP

BONNIE REDDEKOPP

Saskatchewan

Bonnie Reddekopp joined CJC & Co. LLP in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2015 where she practices family, wills and estates, small claims, debt-judgment enforcement, real estate law and civil litigation.  Born and raised in rural Saskatchewan, Bonnie completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours), (B.A.(Hons) and received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  Bonnie has been a member of the CBA’s Saskatchewan Branch Family Law North Section since 2013 and has sat on numerous boards and committees including the Community Legal Assistance for Saskatoon’s Inner City, the Legal Advisory and Governance Committee (2012-2017) and the Human Resources and Governance Committee (2017-2018).  As a single parent, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Brandi and family and appreciates the simple things in life.  She is passionate about community engagement and is a member of Saskatoon Women Building Better Business.

STEPHEN ROTSTEIN

STEPHEN ROTSTEIN

Ontario

Stephen Rotstein is Vice-President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel at FP Canada (formerly Financial Planning Standards Council) where he practices corporate, commercial, employment, IP, corporate governance, privacy and non-profit law and oversees all government, regulatory and public policy matters for the organization.  Stephen also serves on the Governance Committees of the Credit Counseling Society (CCS) and Four Villages Community Health Centre.  Stephen obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science and History from the University of Western Ontario in 1993.  He obtained is Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from York University – Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996.  Stephen served as Director of Government Relations and General Counsel at the Human Resources Professionals Association and the Employment Accessibility Standards Development Committee of Ontario.  He has been a member of the CBA since 2015; a past member of the CBA’s Board of Directors (2016-2017) and is a member of the CBA’s Audit Committee.

BILL VEENSTRA, <abbr lang="en" title="Queen's Counsel">Q.C.</abbr>

BILL VEENSTRA, Q.C.

Bill Veenstra is Associate Counsel with Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bill practices in the areas of commercial and construction litigation. Bill obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Science) (BA.Sc.) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986 and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Victoria in 1990 after which, he spent a year as a law clerk with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Bill was called to the Bar in 1992 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel by BC’s Attorney General in 2018. Bill has been active in the CBA for numerous years.  He was President of the CBA’s BC Branch (2017-2018) and is the recipient of the CBABC President’s Medal (2015) and the CBABC Presidential Citation (2009).  He was a member of the CBA’s Funding Formula Task Force (2017-2018), its Governance Transition Task Force (2016-2017) and its Intervention Policy Review Committee (2014-2015). From 2013-2014, Bill chaired the CBA’s National Civil Litigation Section.