PEI's Robert Ghiz joins DUC's Board of Directors

CHARLOTTETOWN, July 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is excited to announce that former Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz has joined its national Board of Directors.

Ghiz was born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI, and was first elected as an MLA in 2003. He then served as premier of the province for eight years, from 2007 until 2015. After his tenure as premier, Ghiz spent time as an independent business consultant before joining international law firm, Gowling WLG in June 2016.

"The board of directors is pleased to have Mr. Ghiz join us," said DUC President Jim Couch. "With his background and experience in policy and conservation issues in PEI and across Canada, he will be a wonderful addition to our national team."

"Working with DUC on the national board is a unique and exciting opportunity to help shape conservation in Canada, especially in my home province of PEI," said Ghiz. "The issues DUC stands for, including clean water, abundant wetlands, and healthy habitats for waterfowl and wildlife are crucial to our country."

Ghiz will be working with other volunteer directors and staff within PEI, Atlantic Canada, and nationally to enable DUC to enhance government and corporate relationships in support of our conservation mission.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at


For further information: Chelsea Murray, Communications Specialist, Atlantic Canada,, 902.292.2506


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