Position on Board
Board Member and Corporate Secretary
My day job
Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, practising corporate law
Travel, reading (history, biographies and literature), cooking, wine, music and cross-country skiing
Running a successful restaurant: now there’s a challenge!
Favourite French expression
“Sort un peu”, as in “get out and see the world around you”.
How I practice French in everyday life
In 2001, I moved from Toronto to help set up my firm’s office in Montreal: speaking French is now part of my day to day professional life. My eleven year old daughter and I regularly speak to each other in French too: hers is getting better than mine!
Why I think bilingualism is so important
Bilingualism opens many different doors: it gives you access to other cultures and experiences; it allows you travel and really understand a country that speaks your second language; it offers professional mobility (I have worked in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal); and, in Canada, it enables you to have a deeper appreciation for some of what is most special about our country.
I have a weakness for really good “frites”
Always changing: right now, Brett Dennen
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