Ottawa, November 27, 2012
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced the appointment of Daniel Petit as a member of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT).
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Petit to the CITT,” said Minister Flaherty. “He has a strong legal background, making him well suited for a tribunal that plays an important role in Canada’s trade remedy system.”
Mr. Petit operates his own law practice and is a former Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice.
The CITT provides Canadian and international businesses with access to fair, transparent and timely processes for the investigation of trade remedy cases and complaints concerning federal government procurement and for the adjudication of appeals on customs and excise matters. At the request of the Government, the CITT provides advice on tariff, trade, commercial and economic matters.
Office of the Minister of Finance
Department of Finance
Daniel Petit began his law career in the 1970s. He has operated his own practice and has argued cases in front of numerous civil, criminal and administrative courts. After being elected as Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice from 2008 to 2011, and spent five years on the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. He returned to private practice in May 2011.