Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

June 17, 2005 13:06 ET

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada: Edmonton Lawyer Laird Hunter Honoured by Co-Operative Housing Federation of Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 17, 2005) - Edmonton lawyer Laird Hunter will be named an honorary life associate of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada at its Annual General Meeting on June 18 at 9 pm in the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton.

Hunter, a partner in the Edmonton legal firm of Worton, Hunter & Callaghan, has been associated with CHF Canada since 1978. As a law student, he became interested in co-operative housing through Communitas, an Edmonton co-op housing developer. While undertaking a graduate degree in Ottawa, he began advising CHF Canada on legal and business matters. Hunter is now corporate counsel for CHF Canada, the country's leading co-operative housing organization.

"Laird Hunter has played a matchless role in shaping the federal Co-operatives Act as well as co-op legislation in most provinces," said Nicholas Gazzard, CHF Canada's acting Executive Director. Hunter has been retained on matters involving legislative review in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec and at the federal level.

A graduate in arts and law from the University of Alberta, Hunter undertook graduate studies in International Relations at Carleton University, Ottawa and in Labour Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. He has carried on a corporate, commercial and real estate practice with a significant portion of his time spent on the affairs of charitable organizations and non-profit organizations, including First Nation structures.

CHF Canada is a national organization representing over 900 non-profit housing co-operatives across Canada. The Honorary Life Associate is presented annually to individuals who have given long and valuable service to CHF Canada.

Contact Information

  • Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
    Merrilee Robson
    National Communications Officer
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