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Lynton Ronald "Red" Wilson, O.C.                 

A senior executive with experience in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Lynton Ronald "Red" Wilson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) Inc. from 1992 to 1998. He previously served as BCE's President and Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to 1992 and as Chairman of the Board from 1993 to 2000.

Mr. Wilson held a number of other senior executive positions, including Vice-Chairman of the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1989 to1990, President and Chief Executive Officer, then Chairman, of Redpath Industries Ltd. (1981-89), and Deputy Minister of Industry and Tourism with the Government of Ontario (1978-81). In recognition of his many achievements, Mr. Wilson was recipient of the 1994 International Business Executive of the Year Award.

Mr. Wilson is currently Chairman of the Board of CAE Inc. and Chairman of AllerGen NCE Inc. He is also a director of DaimlerChrysler AG (Supervisory Board) and Chairman of the DaimlerChrysler Canadian Advisory Board. He is a Founding Co-Chairman of the Historica Foundation of Canada.

Mr. Wilson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1997. He has received honourary degrees from the Université de Montréal (D.h.c.) in 1995; McMaster University (LL.D.) in 1995; Bishop's University (D.C.L.) in 1997; University College of Cape Breton (LL.D.) in 1998; Mount Allison University (LL.D.) in 2000; and Brock University (LL.D) in 2003. Mr. Wilson was recently appointed Chancellor of McMaster University, effective September 1, 2007.


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Isabelle Hudon

Isabelle Hudon has developed solid expertise in both the public and private sectors. She began her professional career in federal politics, including service in the office of the Minister Responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency. Since that time, she has built her public and government relations career through positions at Bell Global Solutions, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Bombardier Aerospace, and BCE Media.

Ms. Hudon joined the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal in 2002 and is now President and Chief Executive Officer. She is a member of several boards of directors and is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Société du Havre de Montréal, Chairwoman of the Fondation les Petits Trésors of the Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies Board of Directors, Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), and member of the executive and audit committees. In 2005, she was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™. In 2006, she was one of the recipients of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™.


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P. Thomas Jenkins

P. Thomas Jenkins is Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Open Text Corporation based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He has served as a Director of Open Text since December 1994 and as its Chairman since June 30, 1998 and most recently as its Executive Chairman since June 30, 2005. From July 1994 to July 1997 Mr. Jenkins was President of Open Text and from July 1997 until July 2005, Mr. Jenkins served as Chief Executive Officer of Open Text. Mr. Jenkins was appointed Chief Strategy Officer of the company in August 2005 and currently serves in that capacity. From December 1986 until June 1994, Mr. Jenkins held several executive positions with DALSA Inc., an electronic imaging manufacturer based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Prior to these positions, Mr. Jenkins was employed in a variety of technical and managerial capacities at a variety of information technology based companies in Canada. 

Mr. Jenkins is currently a member of the board of BMC Software, Inc. a software corporation based in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Jenkins received an M.B.A. in entrepreneurship & technology management from the Schulich School of Business at York University, an M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a B.Eng. & Mgt. in engineering physics and commerce from McMaster University.


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Brian Levitt

Brian Levitt is Co-chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and practices in the firm's Montréal office. He is one of the leading corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions advisors in Canada.

Mr. Levitt first joined Osler's Toronto office in 1976 and became a partner in 1979. He left the firm in 1991 to become President and, later, CEO of Imasco, a position he held until 2000. He returned to Osler in 2001, where he played a leading role in opening the Montréal office that same year.

Mr. Levitt is a Director of Bell Canada, Domtar Corporation and the C.D. Howe Institute, Vice-Chairman of the Foundation of Greater Montréal, as well as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and of the Barreau du Québec.

He holds a Bachelor of Law and a B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto.


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N. Murray Edwards

N. Murray Edwards (born December 10, 1959) is owner and President of Edco Financial Holdings Ltd., a Calgary based management firm since 1988. He is a leading investor in, and managing director and chairman or vice chairman of, numerous Canadian publicly traded companies including Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Ensign Energy Services Inc., and Magellan Aerospace Corporation. Today, these companies employ over 15,000 individuals. He is also a chairman, director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club of the National Hockey League.

Mr. Edwards was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto. After moving to Calgary in 1983, he became a lawyer and later a Partner with Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, a Calgary-based law firm.