Jarislowsky Chairs Network Advisors
The network of chairs is supported by an advisory council of accomplished Canadians, who have all been involved in public service in various capacities with great distinction:
- Hon. Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell served as Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Campbell was Mayor of the City of Vancouver. Since 2011, he has been High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
- Hon. Pierre-Marc Johnson
A lawyer, physician and politician, Mr. Pierre-Marc Johnson was the 24th Premier of Quebec and a Minister under René Lévesque. Mr. Johnson was a professor of law at McGill University and practices law as a lawyer emeritus.
- Rt. Hon. David Johnston
Mr. David Johnston was Canada's 28th Governor General in 2010. A lawyer and academic by training, he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University from 1979 to 1994 and was President of the University of Waterloo from 1999 to 2010.
- Hon. Frank McKenna
A Canadian diplomat and lawyer, Frank McKenna served as Premier of New Brunswick for a decade, from 1987 to 1997. He later served as Canada's ambassador to the United States.
- Rt. Hon. Beverly McLachlin
Ms. Beverly McLachlin was Chief Justice of Canada from 2000 to 2017. Ms. McLachlin is the first woman to hold this position. Previously, she was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
- Hon. Anne McLellan
Ms. Anne McLellan has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Public Health, as well as Minister of Health and Minister of Justice of Canada. She was also a law professor and Dean of the University of Alberta.
- Hon. Murray Sinclair
Mr. Murray Sinclair is a lawyer, professor, judge, and Canadian Senator. In 1988, Mr. Sinclair became the first Indigenous judge appointed in the province. In 2021, he received the Order of Canada for his expertise for his work in the field of Aboriginal justice.
On behalf of the advisory council, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada from 2010 to 2017, emphasized that "this program is about helping to build trust in our institutions. Trust is the glue of our society and I think that glue is coming loose. Our democratic institutions are being eroded somewhat in various jurisdictions around the world, and we are not immune to that here in Canada.”