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16 November 2008

David Emerson Joins Farris As Senior Advisor

VANCOUVER – Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP (Farris), one of Canada’s leading law firms, today welcomes The Honourable David Emerson, P.C., formerly Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the firm as Senior Advisor. Farris Chair Keith Mitchell, Q.C., said today, “Mr. Emerson is one of Canada’s outstanding leaders in both the public and private sectors. We are honoured and delighted he has decided to join Farris.” “Mr. Emerson, having served in leadership roles nationally with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Prime Minister Paul Martin and provincially with Premiers Barrett, Bennett, Vander Zalm, Harcourt and Campbell, brings exceptional expertise and insight to our firm and its clients”, noted Alan Hamilton, Q.C., Managing Partner. Mr. Emerson said, “I am looking forward to working with Farris, a British Columbia-based firm with a national perspective. I am pleased to join this team and share in their focus on assisting their clients in meeting the practical demands and opportunities of today, provincially, nationally and internationally.” Mr. Emerson obtained his Doctorate in Economics from Queens University. Nationally he has held senior positions that include Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Industry, Minister of International Trade and Minister for Pacific Gateway and Vancouver � Whistler Olympics. In British Columbia he was the Province’s Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister to the Premier and later President of the British Columbia Trade Development Corporation. He has also served in leadership roles in the private sector, including as President and CEO of Canfor Corporation, the first President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport Authority and Chairman and CEO of Canadian Western Bank. Mr. Emerson has been deeply involved in economic policy, globalization and trade policy and public/private partnerships. To download a copy of the News Release, download the PDF file here.

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