The Financial and Consumer Services Tribunal consists of a chair and other members appointed by Order-in-Council. Members hold hearings, make rulings, review and analyze evidence and make decisions. Below is a list of the Tribunal's members.
Ms. McGrath was appointed a member of the Tribunal on April 11, 2018 for a term of two years. She was reappointed for an additional one year term on June 9, 2020. On May 27, 2021, she was appointed Chair of the tribunal for a term ending on September 26, 2022.
After being admitted to the New Brunswick Law Society in 2007, Ms. McGrath focused her legal practice in real estate law, family law, corporate law and estate law. She is also an independent chairperson hearing disciplinary charges of federal penitentiaries – Atlantic Region.
Ms. McGrath is fluently bilingual and is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Canadian Bar Association. She is a partner in the law firm of Bell McGrath.
Ms. McGrath has always been very active in her community as well as her workplace. She has been involved with several organizations including the Jeux de l’Acadie, the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne, and the 2017 Allan Cup. She is also on the boards of the 2021 Jeux de la francophonie internationale, the Bouctouche Chamber of Commerce and the Bouctouche Business Improvement Corporation. She is also active on Law Society committees.
During her free time, Ms. McGrath loves spending time with her husband and three children and travelling.
Mr. Boudreau was appointed a member of the Tribunal on February 18, 2016 for a term of five years. He was the Vice-Chair from July 15, 2018 to February 2, 2020. Mr. Boudreau was the acting Chair of the Tribunal from February 3, 2020 to May 26, 2021. On May 27, 2021, Mr. Boudreau was reappointed for a second term ending on September 26, 2022.
After being called to the bar in 2005, Mr. Boudreau has practiced law mostly as a sole practitioner, focusing mainly on family law, real estate law, estate law, corporate law as well as criminal law. He has worked as an ad hoc Crown Attorney since 2006 in both criminal and family proceedings.
Mr. Boudreau is fluently bilingual and is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Boudreau also has a bachelor of administration degree in management-marketing and a master’s degree in business administration. Mr. Boudreau is a lifelong resident of Memramcook and is also the owner and operator of the LeBlanc Restaurant in Memramcook.
Mr. Legere was appointed a member of the Tribunal on January 22, 2014 for a term of four years. He was reappointed for another two-year term on March 14, 2019. On May 27, 2021, he was reappointed for a third term ending on September 26, 2022.
Mr. Legere is an accountant with extensive experience working in private practice, as well as owning his own accounting practice. In addition to his accounting experience, he was part owner of a mid-sized company that manufactured windows and doors.
Mr. Legere has been the Chair of the Employment Insurance Appeal Board of Referees and a board member for a number of foundations and associations, such as Canadian Business Development Corporation and Insulated Glass Manufacturing Association of Canada.
Ms. Thibodeau was appointed a member of the Tribunal on September 27, 2017 for a five-year term. Ms. Thibodeau has practiced law since 1999. She is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Canadian Bar Association. Her bilingual practice focuses on civil litigation, insurance law, municipal law, medical malpractice, and administrative law. Ms. Thibodeau has represented clients before all levels of New Brunswick courts as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.
She is the practice group leader for Life and Disability with the law firm of Stewart McKelvey. Ms. Thibodeau is vice-chair of the Law Society Complaints Committee. She is also the past chair of the Law Society Examining Committee, a past member of the Law Society Bar Review Committee as well as a past member of the council of the Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch.
Ms. Thibodeau lives in Dieppe with her family.
Mr. Baker was appointed a member of the Tribunal on June 9, 2020 for a term of one year. On May 27, 2021, he was reappointed for a second term ending on September 26, 2022.
Mr. Baker is also a panel member of the Hearings Committee of the Professional Conduct Committee of CPA New Brunswick. He also presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Horizon Health Authority.
Mr. Baker is a CPA who has worked in public practice for over fifty years. He has served as manager of audit services and been a partner with KPMG. He established his own accounting practice focused on the needs of entrepreneurs and businesses which was sold in 2009. He has specific knowledge of current corporate governance, risk and compliance practices. He has a strong interest in business valuations having graduated from the course studies of the Chartered Business Valuators in 1976.
Mr. Baker resides in Riverview, where he is very active member of the community. He has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Moncton West/Riverview Rotary Club on three occasions in recognition of his volunteer contributions. Mr. Baker has also served as a director, treasurer or president of a number of not-for-profit organizations including his church, Rotary Club, Youth Impact Jeunesse Inc., Moncton Headstart Inc. Moncton Midland Junior Hockey Club, Trans Aqua Inc., FCNB, the Altantic School of Accountancy, CPA New Brunswick and CPA Canada.
Ms. St-Pierre was appointed a member of the Tribunal on November 4, 2021 for a term ending on September 26, 2022.
After completing her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1996, she received a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies (D.E.A.) in comparative law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1997. She was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1999 and has been practicing law in northwestern New Brunswick with the McLaughlin Law Firm since that time, primarily in the areas of civil litigation, insurance law, real estate, bankruptcy, estate and corporate law.
Ms. St-Pierre is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of New Brunswick, the Madawaska Law Society, the Association des juristes d'expression française, a former member of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and also volunteers on several committees of the Law Society of New Brunswick. Ms. St-Pierre is fluently bilingual in both official languages of New Brunswick.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, camping with her partner and dog, and reading.
Mr. Léger was called to the bar in 2015, and endeavours mostly in the fields of family and criminal law as a sole practitioner. He also represents the otherwise unrepresented by dedicating a portion of his time to acting as duty counsel in Provincial Court and in the Court of Queen’s Bench, Family Division.
In addition to his role as member of the Consumer and Financial Services Tribunal, Mr. Léger has been a vice-chairperson of the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Tribunal and is currently the Chairperson of the Mental Health Review Board.
Mr. Léger is fluently bilingual and is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Canadian Bar association.
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