Committee Chair

Howard Wetston

Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

Longtime lawyer and former federal judge

  • Senator Howard Wetston was a lawyer at Goodmans LLP in Toronto, a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute, and an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto at the time of his Senate appointment.
  • Wetston spent the first 12 years of his career as a lawyer, achieving the positions of general counsel at the Canadian Transport Commission and assistant general counsel at the National Energy Board.  He was also general counsel and program director at the Consumers’ Association of Canada. Before that, he was a Crown Counsel in Nova Scotia and at the federal Department of Justice.

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