Executive Committee of the Grand Priory in Canada

Executive Committee is part of the Order in Canada's Governing Council which is comprised of members who are elected by the members of the Order of St. Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada to provide leadership and direct the Order in fulfilling its mission and vision. Executive Committee members are elected to their position for a period of 3 years. No individual can serve in their capacity for more than 2 consecutive terms.

The following are members of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada, currently serving on the Executive Committee:

Grand Prior (Board Chair): The Hon. Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, PC, OC, FRSC, KCLJ, MMLJ
Ottawa Commandery

Peter is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 until his retirement in 2011 and served as Speaker of the House for 10 years beginning in 2001. Milliken represented the Ontario riding of Kingston and the Islands as a member of the Liberal Party. On October 12, 2009, he became the longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons in Canadian history. His Speakership was notable for the number of tie-breaking votes he was required to make as well as for making several historic rulings. Milliken also has the unique distinction of being the first Speaker to preside over four Parliaments. His legacy includes his landmark rulings on Parliament’s right to information, which are key elements of parliamentary precedent both in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth. Milliken is the cousin of John Matheson, a former Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) best known for his prominent role in adopting the red maple leaf as the Flag of Canada.
 
Prior (Board Vice-Chair): Chev. Claude Labbé, KCLJ, GOMLJ
Quebec Commandery

A member of the Sun Life Financial Hall of Fame, Claude has more than 40 years of experience in financial services. His involvement in various charities has provided opportunities for Suzie Labbé Financial Services Inc. to assist those charities in the Quebec City region.
 
Chancellor (Chief Administrative Officer): Dame Jane K. Anema, DCLJ, CMLJ
Manitoba Delegation

Jane is currently the Executive Director of the Sarnia Community Foundation and the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services at the Sarnia Jail. She has been involved with a number of volunteer organizations at the local, regional, and national levels for more than 35 years in both a volunteer and a professional capacity. In addition to her employment and work with the Order of Saint Lazarus, she is the treasurer for two volunteer organizations based in Sarnia, a member of the Ontario Independent Police Review Directors resource committee, and past President of the local chapter of Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). Other volunteer activities have included writing and editing a national magazine, a stint as a member of the Public issues team for the Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues, managing a thrift store, working with the community grants committee for the United Way of Winnipeg along with being part of many community activities, fund raisers and capital campaigns. When not volunteering, she spent nearly 30 years learning with children as a special education consultant and classroom teacher.
 
Justiciar (Legal Counsel): Chev. Richard W. Pound, CC, OQ, QC, AdE., FCA/FCPA, KCLJ, MMLJ
Montréal Commandery

Richard is a Canadian lawyer and accountant. He is a graduate of McGill University and has served as Chair of its Board of Governors (5years) and as Chancellor (10 years). He is currently Chancellor Emeritus. He is a member of the International Olympic Committee, having served for 16 years on its Executive Board, 8 of which as Vice President and is currently the IOC’s longest serving active member. He is the Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Grenadier Guards, former Chairman of the Board of the Foundation of Greater Montreal and former Chair of Canada’s National History Society. He was an Olympic finalist in swimming and Commonwealth champion. Following his swimming career, he became Secretary then President of the Canadian Olympic Committee. He is author of several professional publications, as well as more than a dozen other publications.
 
Secretary / Registrar General: Chev. Andrew C. Duncanson, KCLJ
Toronto Commandery

Andrew, a graduate of Queen's University and Ryerson University, spent his career in the auto businesses in Minnesota. His Chevrolet Dealership in Minneapolis/St. Paul became the largest Chevrolet dealership in the mid-west. Also, his independent used car business was the largest in the Twin Cities. During his career he was the president of The National Association of Fleet resale Dealers and held several board positions in the automobile business. Andrew has been on the Toronto Commandery Council since his return from the US in 2010 and was Commander from 2011-2014. Also, he has been a warden at Grace Church-on-the-Hill in Toronto for the past four years and continues in that capacity. Andy and his wife Gayle enjoy their country house just north of Toronto and enjoy travelling and playing golf.
 
Vice-Chancellor Finance: Mr. Julien DeSchutter, CLJ
Calgary Commandery

Julien DeSchutter spent more than 42 years in the travel and aviation-related business. During 30 years with Air Canada, he held a number of management and senior management positions in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal, in the areas of Business Development, Information Technology, Marketing, as well as Corporate and Commercial Strategy. He is also a Past Chair of the Board of Tourism Calgary. In January 1998 Julien was hired as Vice-President, Airport Marketing for The Calgary Airport Authority and remained in that role until he retired at the end of 2008. In that role he was responsible for all Passenger Air Service Development, Tourism Development, Commercial Development, as well as Hospitality Relations. He was also instrumental in bringing large meetings, events, and conferences to Calgary including The International Air Cargo Association in 2006, World Skills International in 2009, and the Airports Council International North American and International Conferences in 2010. Julien is currently involved with a number of charities including amongst them, The NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank, The Order of St. Lazarus as Vice-Chancellor of Finance, and Dreams Take Flight, where he is the Treasurer of the Calgary Chapter as well as being a member of the National Board of Directors.
 
Vice-Chancellor Commanderies: Mr. Britton Osler Mockridge, MSM, CLJ, MMLJ
Calgary Commandery

Britton received his education at Trinity College School, Princeton University and the University of Toronto Law School. He has been called to the Bar in Ontario and Alberta. He worked in Toronto for Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt and with INCO before moving to Calgary and working with Mobil Oil Canada, Suncor and Husky. He moved to Kuwait and worked for the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company KSC arriving six weeks before Iraqi invasion where he became a “guest” of the Iraqi forces for four and a half months where as a Canadian Warden he cared for western ex-pats especially those nationalities which were taken as “human shields”. He along with other Canadian Wardens ran a clandestine mail service by smuggling mail out with evacuation flights for women and children. They also arranged to supply food and services to house bound ex-pats including dental services, special needs such as medicines and even cash supplied by the Kuwaiti Government in exile. For his efforts during the Iraqi occupation he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Canada. After 13 years in the Middle East he and his wife Judi, who joined him in Kuwait after liberation, returned to Calgary where he currently practices law mainly international oil and gas transactions. He is an H. Lt. Col. In the Fraser Highlanders and has been a director of a number of junior oil and gas companies.