Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Yvon Dumont trial - Lead Counsel Anders Bruun!

Senior Partner
Campbell, Marr LLP
10 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 1L5

Telephone: 942-3311
Ext. 211
Coleen Lazarenko
Telephone: 942-3311

Ext. 226

Anders joined the firm as a partner in 2001 and is engaged in general legal practice with a focus on agricultural and agri-business law. With extensive experience as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel to Manitoba Pool Elevators (1992-1998) and as solicitor to the Canadian Wheat Board (1984-1992), Anders brings a wealth of experience in commercial and corporate matters. His experience includee: participation in matters such as developing commercial paper programs; other corporate finance transactions; developing contracts for commodity purchases and sales; asset acquisition and sale; employee benefits issues; and corporate governance.

He has participated extensively in the legislative process at the federal and provincial levels through involvement in the development of several amendments to the Canadian Wheat Board Act from the initial conceptual stages throught to Parliamentary Committee Review. As well, he has assisted in detailed review, and through appearances before Legislative Committees, implementation of the Manitoba and Canada Cooperatives Acts.

Mr. Bruun has experience in corporate governamce matters having been a member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperators Group Limited and five of its subsidiaries. He has also chaired the Corporate Governance and Resolutions and By-laws Committees of the Cooperators which is Canada's largest wholly Canadian owned general insurer listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Anders is Honorary Consul of Denmark, having been appointed as Consul for the Province of Manitoba by Her Majesty Margarethe II of Denmark in 1983. He was awarded the Knights Cross of Dannebrog in 1992, the Knights Cross of Dannebrog (First Class) in 2001 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 for community service.

Anders is on the Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative Council.
Tansi/Good Day Readers:

Lead counsel Anders Bruun was more than capably assisted by Mr. Jeffrey J. Niederhoffer (Ext. 224; in defending Yvon Dumont against a lawsuit initiated by The Metis National Council Secretariat and President Clem Chartier on behalf of the Metis National Council. It was alleged Mr. Dumont owes MNCS slightly more than $47,000 plus interest and damages for allegedly breaching a contract stipulating he not engage in Metis politics for two years after leaving as MNC's Metis Nation Governor. The Honourable W. Yvon Dumont ran in the controversial 2003 MMF election. Counselor Murray Norman Trachtenberg acted on behalf of the Plaintiffs.

Justice Menzies heard the case which concluded April 28, 2006. We're still awaiting his written decision.


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