Ottawa, December 19, 2011
Archived - Minister of Finance Appoints New Member to the Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors
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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced the appointment of Guy Dancosse to the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Mint.
“Mr. Dancosse has a wide range of experience in law and public service, making him an excellent choice for this position,” said Minister Flaherty.
Mr. Dancosse, of Montréal, is a partner with Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP law firm. Prior to that, he worked for several national law firms. With more than 30 years of experience, he has extensive expertise in arbitration, negotiation and mediation, both nationally and internationally, in all areas of business and labour relations.
The Royal Canadian Mint is a for-profit Crown corporation with a mandate to produce circulation and non-circulation coins (for Canada and other countries), manage the domestic coinage system, and provide advice to the Minister of Finance on all matters related to coinage.
Biographical notes are attached.
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Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Office of the Minister of Finance
Department of Finance
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Mr. Guy Dancosse, a partner with the Montréal law firm Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP, has more than 30 years of experience in arbitration, negotiation and mediation, both nationally and internationally, in all areas of business and labour relations. His practice focuses on labour and employment law, pension plans and social benefits, as well as immigration and alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Dancosse has published numerous books and articles on arbitration and negotiation. He is a certified counsellor in Industrial Relations (1984) and completed his Master’s degree in Commercial Law at the Université de Montréal (1967). Mr. Dancosse completed the Advanced Education Program for lawyers, Harvard Law School, in 1998 and was named Queen’s Counsel by the federal government in 1988.