A board of directors and executive officers have been chosen to lead the Consumers Council of Canada in 2016-17. Don Mercer has returned to the board after a two-year hiatus from the role and has been named President. He replaces Aubrey LeBlanc, who remains as a member of the Council's board of directors.
Three new directors were named at the Council's annual general meeting to the board of directors:
Julie Cassie, a consultant and a researcher-professor of family studies at Université de Moncton with a doctorate in francophone minority education from Université de Moncton.
Sally Southey, president of Southey Consultants and formerly Director General Strategic Communications and Parliamentary Affairs, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission; Vice President, External Relations and Communications, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); Minister-Counsellor Public Affairs, Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.; Director of Communications for different sectors for Industry Canada, Senior Policy Analyst, Communications, Privy Council Office; and Chief Media Relations, Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Christine Simpson, a consultant with extensive knowledge of consumer product safety issues developed over many years of public service as a Consumer Product Safety Officer at Health Canada
The Council's board of directors and general membership extended thanks and appreciation to former Council secretary Agni Shah and members Les Jacobs and Elizabeth Nielsen for their service to the Council on its board of directors.
Dennis Hogarth was reappointed as Vice President, Howard Deane as Treasurer and Simon Wong was newly named as the Council's secretary.
The rest of the members of the board, who are continuing their service for 2016-17, are: