Tribunal Members

Donald Buckingham (LL.D., Dip. Int. Law (Cambridge), LL.B.)
Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce La Rochelle (LL.B., Ph.D., C.A, C.M.A)
Part-Time Member

The Tribunal consists of members appointed by the Governor in Council, one of whom is appointed as Chairperson. The Chairperson is also its Chief Executive Officer.

The Chairperson of the Tribunal is appointed as a full time member and the other members are appointed as either full time or part time members of the Tribunal, drawn from across Canada.

Each member of the Tribunal is appointed for a term of not more than five years and shall hold office during good behaviour, but may be removed by the Governor in Council for cause. Each member of the Tribunal may be re-appointed as a member in the same or another capacity.

A person is not eligible to be appointed as member of the Tribunal unless the person is knowledgeable about or has experience related to agriculture or agri-food. In addition, the Chairperson of the Tribunal and at least one other member of the Tribunal must be a barrister or advocate of at least 10 years standing at the bar of any province or a notary of at least 10 years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Where the Chairperson of the Tribunal is absent or unable to act or the Chairperson's position becomes vacant, the members of the Tribunal designate a member of the Tribunal with the legal qualifications described above to act as Chairperson, pending the appointment of a replacement.

A member of the Tribunal may not be a person employed in the public service of Canada. A member of the Tribunal cannot accept or hold any office or employment that is inconsistent with the member's duties or take part in any matter before the Tribunal in which the member has an interest.

To contact Tribunal members, please send an email to infotribunal@cart-crac.gc.ca

Interested in interning at the Tribunal? See our internship opportunities.