Richard A. Morgan takes oath of office as IJC Commissioner, Gordon Walker Selected as Canadian Chair


[Washington, D.C.] At a meeting of the International Joint Commission (IJC) today in Washington D.C., Commissioner Richard A. Morgan made a solemn declaration to faithfully and impartially perform the duties assigned under the Boundary Waters Treaty.  Richard A. Morgan was appointed a Commissioner of the Canadian Section, International Joint Commission, by Her Majesty on the recommendation of the Governor-in-Council, effective December 4, 2014, for a four year term.

Canadian Commissioners, Gordon Walker, Benoit Bouchard, U.S. Chair Lana Pollack and U.S. Commissioners Dereth Glance and Richard Moy were all present.

Pursuant to the Boundary Waters Treaty, Canadian Commissioners selected Commissioner Gordon Walker Q.C. as the Canadian Chair of the International Joint Commission.  Commissioner Walker was most recently appointed to the Commission June 6, 2013 and served as Acting Chair since January 15, 2014.  Commissioner Bouchard was also appointed June 6, 2013.

Mr. Richard Morgan has over 25 years of combined experience in government, business and management consulting in several sectors including natural resources, telecommunications, transport, financial services, professional services, procurement, aerospace and health sciences, including seven years of service in the Office of the  Prime Minister during the late 1980s and early 1990s in a variety of senior roles. 

From Montreal, Mr. Morgan is fluently bilingual and holds a business degree from the University of Ottawa and a CEGEP degree in health sciences from Collège Brébeuf in Montreal.

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