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John McKennirey is new chair of the CIRB Client Consultation Committee

Jurisdiction: - Canada/Federal

John McKennirey has been named as the new chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) Client Consultation Committee, replacing Mike McDermott. The announcement was made by Elizabeth MacPherson, Chairperson Canada Industrial Relations Board.

Mr. McKennirey is former Assistant Deputy Minister of Labour & Head of the FMCS (2003 - 2007). He also served as Executive Director of the Commission for Labour Co-operation (NAFTA Labour Commission) from 1995-1999 and was Director General of Policy and International Labour Affairs at Labour Canada from 2000 to 2003. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Management and Policy, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

Mr. McKennirey was also "instrumental in conceiving and launching" the review of the Canada Labour Code - Part III, as noted by Harry Arthurs in the Federal Labour Standards Review.