Richard Drouin, O.C., Q.C, of Quebec City is appointed Chairperson of the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission.
Mr. Drouin graduated in law from l'Université Laval in Quebec City and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1957. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1972.
Mr. Drouin is currently Vice-Chairman of Morgan Stanley Canada and a partner in the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault. He was the Chairman and CEO of Hydro-Québec from 1988 to 1995.
Mr. Drouin sits on the boards of numerous national corporations and is a member of the Board of Trustees of l'Université Laval. Mr. Drouin is also a Fellow and Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and an Honorary Consul for Great Britain in Quebec.
Ms. Cronk graduated in law from the University of Windsor and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977.
Ms. Cronk is currently a senior litigation partner with the law firm of Lax O'Sullivan Cronk in Toronto. Ms. Cronk has a broad practice in all aspects of civil, administrative, environmental, commercial, insurance and health law litigation as well as in mediation and arbitration.
Ms. Cronk is a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She was the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Task Force on Systems of Civil Justice, and is a member of numerous boards and national and provincial professional associations. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a past president of The Advocates' Society.
Mr. Gorbet obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University, North Carolina, in 1972.
Mr. Gorbet is currently Principal of Strategy Solutions, a public policy consulting firm in Toronto, and Director of the Financial Services Program at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Mr. Gorbet is also a director of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal.
From 1973 to 1992, Mr. Gorbet held a number of senior positions in the federal government. From 1987 to 1988, he was Associate Secretary to the Cabinet (Strategic Planning and Policy) with the Privy Council Office. From 1988 to 1992, he was Deputy Minister of Finance. Mr. Gorbet also spent three years with the International Energy Agency in Paris.