Julian’s distinguished career in law enforcement and government, as the Toronto, York and London Police Chief and Ontario’s Commissioner of Emergency Management culminated in his appointment as the Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner. He then was elected to Parliament, becoming Minister of Veterans Affairs, National Defence and International Cooperation. A leading expert on drug enforcement and federal regulatory policy, Julian advocates for the well- being of first responders, and police, fire and military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorders.
Raf retired as RCMP Deputy Commissioner of Federal and International Policing, after 34 years in progressively senior roles. His portfolio included drug and organized crime enforcement, national security, counter terrorism and the Prime Minister’s security. He led the development of the drug-impaired driving legislation and the creation of the Drug Recognition Expert training for police officers. After counselling successive Justice Ministers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Raf to the nine-member Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, which provided advice on the new legislative and regulatory framework for legal access to cannabis.
Gary is a Doctor of Chiropractic, has been at the forefront of health care, business and government. After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he developed a successful franchised model for the treatment and management of non-head injuries from motor vehicle accidents, and practiced for 20 years until his election to Parliament in 2004. He served as Canada’s Minister of State, Science and Technology as well as Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency, Southern Ontario, with a dual focus on enriching Canada’s innovation and research agenda.
After completing a three-year Petroleum Engineering Technology program at the Cabot Institute of Applied Engineer Science, John received Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 from Memorial University. He worked as an engineer in Canada, the U.S. and overseas before founding CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc. in 1997; he has now been active in the medical industry for two decades.
In 2013, John became a Certified Canadian Management Consultant and was certified through the Executive Stream. An active volunteer, he serves on several boards and executive committees including the Halifax Club (the oldest business club in North America), the East Hants Sportsplex (a $22 million facility) and the Oakfield Golf & Country Club.
Michael earned an MBA from the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business in 2009 and an M.D. from Schulich School of Medicine at Western University in 2013, before entering a Family Practice residency at the University of Toronto. A member of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, Doctors for Responsible Access and the Canadian Pain Society, he has completed over 2,000 cannabinoid therapy consultations, and has presented many talks in community and hospital settings while serving as student health physician at Seneca College and Medical Director, Canabo Medical Clinic.