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Stikeman Elliott partner Waitzer named fellow of think tank

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:45 AM | By John Chunn

Stikeman Elliott partner Edward J. Waitzer has been appointed as a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute.

Waitzer was recognized for his expertise and leadership within the legal community as a professor and director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall law school and Schulich School of Business at York University. He holds the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney chair in corporate governance and is an inaugural fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.

Waitzer served as chair of Stikeman Elliott from 1999 to 2006. His practice focuses on complex business transactions. He also advises clients in public policy and governance matters. He serves as a director of numerous corporations and community organizations and writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of legal and public policy issues. With his expertise in business and finance, Waitzer previously contributed to the Howe institute though research, including his collaborative research on pension reform and a critique of Bill C-25.

He was chair of the Strategy Working Party, which restructured the International Accounting Standards Board and served as a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Task Force on Standard Setting. He was a public director of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Independent Review Panel on the comptrollership function in Canada and was chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research think tank focused on raising living standards by fostering economically sound public policies.