Board of Directors & Advisory Council

 Our Board of Directors

Jonathan Allen
Financial Research Analyst

Jonathan Allen has over 17 years of investment, finance, and accounting experience. Jonathan is currently the head of fixed income investment research at a large Canadian asset manager, leading a team of senior analysts. Previously, he was head of credit research at RBC Capital Markets and worked as an equity research analyst in the telecommunications industry for a decade. Jonathan also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and as an auditor in China.   Jonathan holds a Hons. B.Comm from Queen’s University and is a CFA charterholder. Jonathan sits on the board of the Canadian Bond Investors Association (CBIA), an industry advocacy group, and on the board of the Chartered Professional Accountants’ (CPA Canada) Canadian Performance Reporting Board, which establishes best practices for public company financial disclosure.

Timothy Boyle
Lawyer, Spier Harben

BoyleWith over 30 years experience, Timothy Boyle has acted as litigation counsel to plaintiffs and defendants in virtually every type of civil and quasi criminal  dispute ranging from commercial foreclosures and receiverships, to defamation suits and university disciplinary procedures that encroach upon freedom of expression.  For the past 15 years he has focused primarily on bodily injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, wrongful deaths, falls, disability claims, medical negligence, and assaults while maintaining an active case load in the area of Administrative Law, Wrongful dismissal, insured property loss and commercial disputes.  He has appeared before administrative tribunals and all levels of courts in Alberta and also before the Supreme Court of Canada on a challenge that resulted in his client successfully having the Federal Lord’s Day Act declared unconstitutional under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Bruce Hallsor
Managing Partner, Crease Harman LLP

BruceHallsoratCABruce Hallsor is the managing partner of Crease Harman LLP, Western Canada’s oldest law firm.  Bruce’s practice includes tax planning and litigation, as well as issues related to electoral law.  Bruce has represented candidates and parties from across the political spectrum, as well as organizations such as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation., Labourwatch, and Fair Voting BC.  Bruce was named among the “Top 40 under 40” for Vancouver Island in 2007.  He also won the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for community service in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service in 2012.

Bruce is currently a director of the Prince Rupert Port Authority, and a member of the Board of the BC College Social Workers.  He is the Chief Electoral Officer for Scouts Canada, and is honourary counsel for Scouts Canada in BC and the Yukon.  Bruce is Chairman of the City of Victoria Board of Variance, and has served on the Saanich Arts Advisory Committee, the Saanich Advisory Design Panel, and the Provincial Child Care Council.  He is a former Chairman of Workstreams Employment Society, a non-profit society which provided employment counseling and life skills services in greater Victoria.  He is co-chair of the Victoria Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada.  Bruce also served as president of Fair Voting BC and as Vice president of Fair Vote Canada.  Bruce led the “yes” side in the 2005 referendum on STV which obtained 58% of the vote province wide.  Bruce is also a past co-chair of the federal conservative party campaign in British Columbia.

Bruce was born and raised in Northern British Columbia, and first came to Victoria to work in the legislature in 1987.  He attended U Vic Law school from 1992 to 1995, and articled at Crease Harman.  In his spare time he volunteers as a soccer coach with Saanich Fusion FC, and as a cub scout leader in Cordova Bay.

Alan Honner
Barrister & Solicitor

honnermugAlan Honner is a lawyer based in Toronto, Ontario. He represents individual and corporate clients in a variety of legal matters, including police misconduct, professional negligence, personal injury and criminal litigation.

Alan has published in The Litigator and has appeared as trial counsel in the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Waterloo.

Barbara Kay
Journalist

Barbara Kay earned her B.A. (University of Toronto) and M.A. (McGill University) in English Literature, and has taught literature at Concordia University and various Montreal CEGEPs.

Barbara’s journalism career began in the 1990s with frequent contributions to Cité libre, the federalist magazine founded by Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and reanimated in the run-up to the 1995 referendum as a tool to combat separatism.

Since 2003, Barbara has been a weekly columnist for the National Post, writing on cultural misandry, freedom of speech, Islamist reverberations in western culture, the bizarre world of canine politics, and other diverse subjects.

Barbara’s writings have also appeared in C2C Journal Online, the New York Daily News, Campus Watch, Front Page Magazine, Pajamas Media, the Dorchester Review, and the Prince Arthur Herald.  In 2013, she was awarded the Diamond Jubilee medal for excellence in journalism.  In 2015 Barbara published “A Three Day Event,” a murder mystery novel.

David Livingstone
Professor of Liberal Studies and Political Studies, Vancouver Island University

livingstonemuggshotDavid Livingstone earned his Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Dallas and a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alberta under the expert guidance Dr. Leon Craig. David is a university-college professor at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC where he has taught in the Liberal Studies and Political Studies Departments since 2005. Prior to coming to VIU, he served as Assistant Dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas before taking an appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

His scholarly interests lie mainly in classical political philosophy and early enlightenment philosophy, including the influence of these traditions on the constitutional structures of both the United States and Canada. He is also particularly interested in the eclipse of traditional liberal education in our contemporary universities and the effects this decline may have on the health of political discourse in a free society. In addition to numerous conference presentations, David has published articles and book reviews on a variety of topics, including Abraham Lincoln’s statesmanship, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s political philosophy, and Thomas D’Arcy McGee’s contribution to Canadian confederation. He edited a collection of essays entitled Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime: Past Principles and Present Challenges (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015).

 

Marco Navarro-Genie
President, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies

NavarroDr. Marco Navarro-Genie holds a BA from Concordia University, an MA from the University of Calgary, and a PhD from the University of Calgary. He has also taught political science at Mount Royal University, St. Mary’s College, the University of Calgary, and Concordia University. His teaching and pioneering research have been recognized, respectively, by a Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (1999) at Mount Royal University and an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (2004-2006) held at the University of Calgary. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He regularly comments on Canadian and provincial politics for various local, national, and international print and broadcast news outlets that include Calgary Herald, Leader Post, Vancouver Sun, Windsor Star, Montreal Gazette, National Post, Radio-Canada International, Radio-Canada, CTV News, Sun TV, and RDI.

 

 

Our Advisory Council

Dr. Barry Cooper
Department of Political Science, University of Calgary

Troy Lanigan
President and CEO, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Regina

Daniel Mol
Kuzyck & Mol Lawyers, Vegreville/Edmonton

Dwight Newman
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Brian Purdy, Q.C.
Defense counsel and retired Crown Prosecuter, Calgary

Tom Ross
McLennan Ross LLP, Calgary

Dr. Gad Saad
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Daniel Santoro
DSF Litigation, Toronto

Dr. Clive Seligman
Department of Psychology, Western University, London

Michael Taube
Journalist and public policy commentator, Toronto