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Edward J. Waitzer
Former Chair of Stikeman Elliott LLP

Summary

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, the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance, and 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  of  the  Technical Committee of the International Organization  of  Securities  Commissions) 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 recently retired as Chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and as Vice-Chair of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM).   He earned his LL.B. (1976) and LL.M. (1981) from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.