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Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

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Susan Kohn Ross

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Andrew Hudson



Canadian International Trade Tribunal Gets Former Trade Lawyer as the New Chairman

On December 17, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that Mr. Serge Frechette has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the CITT. Mr. Frechette replaced Mr. Pierre Gosselin, whose term at the CITT ended on December 15, 2007 (I am sure the trade bar will arrange a proper sendoff and time for reminiscing).  Mr. Frechette has been a Vice-Chairman of the CITT since his appointment in 2006. 

The good news for the trade bar and Canada's trading partners, Mr. Frechette was a lawyer in private practice specializing in international trade and regulatory affairs before his appointment to the CITT.  He assisted the Government of Canada with certain cases at the World Trade Organization.  Before that, he was a lawyer with the Department of Justice and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  He was invovled in WTO and NAFTA negotiations.  Needless to say, Chairman Frechette has legal knowledge of international trade law.

At the present time, the CITT has some vacancies and there are only 4 members (including the Chairman).  Since quorum consists of three members for many cases, the current members have a lot of work to do.

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