Senator Angus was born
in Toronto in 1937, but grew up and still resides in Montreal.
He retired in 2009 as a senior partner of
Stikeman Elliott LLP and was associated with the
firm's Montreal office since his graduation from McGill
University's Faculty of Law with First Class Honours in 1962.
He previously attended Lower Canada College and Princeton
University, graduating from Princeton cum laude in 1959.
He was appointed
Queen's Counsel in December 1984 and is an Honourary Life
Member of the Canadian Maritime Law Association
of which he
served as President from 1989 to 1992. He was recognized
and honoured by Le Barreau du Quebec on May 28th, 2009 when he
was designated as Advocatus Emeritus. He has extensive
experience in all facets of maritime, insurance and commercial
Senator Angus was
appointed to the
Senate of Canada
by the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney on June 10, 1993 and served on
Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce
from 1993 to 2009. He served as both Chair and Deputy
Chair on this Committee. He is currently the Chair of the
Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural
Resources and a Member of the
Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
as well as a Member of the
Conflict of Interest for Senators Committee.
Senator Angus has
served on the boards of a number of Canadian public and private
corporations, including Air Canada from 1985 to 2004, and has
extensive experience with audit, corporate governance and
compensation committees of corporate boards. He has been very active with community and
public service organizations throughout his career and
is the immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the McGill University Health Centre
and of the Montreal General
Hospital Corporation and a past member of the Board of the
Montreal General Hospital Foundation. He is a member
of the Board of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Homes Foundation.
St. Andrew's Homes is a Montreal residence for senior citizens
for which Senator Angus has been an active supporter since 1964.
Senator Angus is
a proud member of the
Conservative Party of Canada and has taken a great interest
in Canadian politics, both provincial and federal since his
university days. He joined the Progressive Conservative
Party of Canada in 1957 and has held important offices at all
levels of the Party. Over the years, he was particularly
active in fundraising and was Chair of PC Canada Fund from
1983 to 1993 when he became Chairman Emeritus of the Fund.
Today he is a Director of the Conservative Fund Canada and Chair
of its Audit Committee. Senator Angus is generally recognized as one of Canada's leading
experts in the theory and practice of money in politics.
He has an active
and ongoing interest in athletics and the outdoors and played
varsity hockey and golf while at Princeton University. He
remains a keen and active golfer, skier and fly fisherman. He is
a member of the Canadian Seniors Golf Association and has a
great interest in links and foursomes golf as evidenced by his
membership in several United Kingdom clubs including the Royal
and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew's and the Honourable Company
of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield) in Scotland; the Royal County
Down and the Royal Portrush Golf Clubs in Northern Ireland; and
the Royal St. George's Golf Club in
England. He is President of the St-John Salmon Club of Gaspé.
Senate Biography for Senator Angus
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