Environment Canada

Environment Canada

August 20, 2010 09:55 ET

New Member Appointed to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2010) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, announced the appointment of David John Bishop to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). This appointment is effective immediately.

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bishop to the NRTEE and I look forward to his contribution over the next few years," said Minister Jim Prentice. "He will bring some strong experience and insight to the roundtable, particularly in the area of corporate environmental issues, that will complement the depth and expertise of the roundtable's current members."

NRTEE's members are drawn from distinguished leaders in business and labour, universities, environmental organizations, Aboriginal communities and municipalities who offer different perspectives on issues of environmental concern. Members are appointed for up to three years.

NRTEE's mission is to generate and promote innovative ways to advance Canada's environmental and economic issues concurrently. To achieve this, it undertakes research based on sound knowledge, advises governments and stakeholders on key issues and promotes practices on sustainable development. Results of their research and discussions are disseminated nationally and internationally.

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National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy – Biography

David John Bishop, Regina, Saskatchewan

Partner, McKercher LLP

David John Bishop is currently a partner at McKercher LLP, where he has practiced since 2008 in the areas of real estate and corporate and commercial law, including small business. He has been working in the legal profession since 1990 and has experience in almost all areas of the law, including civil litigation, criminal law, and estates.

Mr. Bishop currently serves on the Board of Directors of SaskEnergy, including as Chair of Safety, Health and Environment Committee/Governance Committee.

Mr. Bishop holds a BA (Hons.) in History and a LLB from the University of Saskatchewan.

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