Bennett Jones Welcomes David Dodge as Senior Advisor



    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Bennett Jones LLP, one of Canada's leading
business law firms today welcomed David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of
Canada (February 1, 2001 to January 31, 2008) to the firm as Senior Advisor.
    Mr. Dodge's unmatched expertise in government, business and domestic and
international finance will provide invaluable insight and advice to clients in
a period of complicated and turbulent financial markets.
    Says Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman and CEO of Bennett Jones, "We are honoured
to have David Dodge join our firm. He has held the highest positions in the
public service of Canada, he has distinguished himself in both domestic and
international finance, and he will be a great resource for our clients and our
firm in understanding what is happening today in global finance. Besides, we
figured it certainly wouldn't hurt to have someone on the team whose name is
on our currency."
    "Bennett Jones is a forward thinking law firm with an international
outlook and a willingness to have senior advisors on their team. I share in
their commitment to help clients understand national and international
economic developments, and to navigate global markets and succeed," said Mr.
Dodge. "I'm remarkably pleased to join Bennett Jones and to help build the new
Ottawa office from the ground up."
    A native of Toronto, Mr. Dodge received a bachelor's degree (honours) in
economics from Queen's University, and a PhD in economics from Princeton
(1972). During a distinguished career in the federal public service, he held
senior positions in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the
Anti-Inflation Board, and the Department of Employment and Immigration. After
serving in a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of
Finance, including that of G-7 Deputy, Mr. Dodge was appointed Deputy Minister
of Finance in 1992. He played a key role in the elimination of the fiscal
deficit, and in securing the long term sustainability of Canada's public
pension system. In 1998, Mr. Dodge was appointed Deputy Minister of Health, a
position he held until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada. He
was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007, and most recently became
Chancellor of Queen's University.
    Eddie Goldenberg, a partner at Bennett Jones adds, "During my ten years
as senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, I worked closely
with David Dodge in government and saw firsthand his tremendous ability to
find solutions to the most intractable problems in Canada. I am thrilled that
David will bring the same energy and thoughtfulness to our clients in Canada
and around the world."
    "Mr. Dodge adds unquestionable depth to the team of business advisory
experts we have available for our clients," said Hugh MacKinnon. "He joins
Paul Cantor, partner Eddie Goldenberg, Allan Gotlieb, Peter Lougheed, Jack
Major, Anne McLellan and Paul Moore to help our clients manage change and
build momentum."

    About Bennett Jones LLP

    Bennett Jones is a leading business law firm founded and focused on
principles of professional excellence, integrity, respect and independent
thought. Our firm's leadership position is reflected in the law we practise,
the groundbreaking work we do, the client relationships we have, and the
quality of our people. Our professional practice encompasses virtually every
sector of business, industry and government with offices in Toronto, Calgary,
Edmonton, and now Ottawa.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, Bennett Jones LLP, T: (416) 777-4810

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