New Board Members 2019-2020

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.

ROBYN GERVAIS

British Columbia

Robyn Gervais is the Acting Co-Director for the University of British Columbia’s Independent Investigations Office where she is engaged in building an independent investigations office to manage complaints of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment in relation to staff, faculty and students.   Robyn obtained her Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in 2008.  Prior to joining UBC, Robyn was a trial lawyer providing legal counsel in child protection matters on behalf of the BC Director of Child Family and Community Service (2011-2018). In 2011, she was appointed to represent Aboriginal interests in BC’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry and has represented First Nations in high profile administrative tribunals. In 2018, Robyn was appointed legal counsel to the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and advocated for policy reform regarding police oversight and police investigation of Indigenous Missing and Murdered Women and Girls.  Robyn serves as an executive member of the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum of the BC Branch of the CBA and on its Government Relations Committee.  She is a member of the Independent Investigations Office of BC’s Advisory Committee, BC’s Advisory Committee for Provincial Policy Standards and the Advisory Committee for the Society for Children and Youth and the Law Society of British Columbia. 

SUSAN GOVER

Newfoundland & 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 oil and gas and environmental law. 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.

STÉPHANE LACOSTE

Québec

StĂ©phane Lacoste was appointed General Counsel of the Teamsters Canada Union in 2004 where he advises the national Executive Committee on governance and policy issues.  StĂ©phane obtained his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al in 1988. In 2018, he was elected Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Laws and awarded the title of Advocatus Emeritus (AD.E).  StĂ©phane has sat on numerous CBA committees over the years: Executive Member of the National Labour and Employment Law Section (2011-2013); Co-Chair of a National Task Force on the effects of the flu pandemic on labour and employment law; Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee (2012-2014); and Member and Chair of the Communications Committee (2014-2017).  StĂ©phane was a CBA Board Member in 2015; Vice-Chair of the Board from 2016-2017 and Chairman of the Board from 2017 to 2018.  He is past Chair of the CBA’s Quebec Branch and has served as an executive member of the CBA’s Quebec Branch Labour and Employment Law Section since 2008 and which he chaired from 2015-2018.  He also chairs the Legislation and Law Reform Committee.  He is a member of the Barreau du QuĂ©bec and American Bar Association.  He was elected the first President of the General Counsel Club in 2018. 

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, and  was Chief Legal Officer for ASSET Inc. (now Teranet) from 1999-2009. 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

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). She is passionate about community engagement and is a member of Saskatoon Women Building Better Business.

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.