Advisory Council

Mary Clancy, former Consul General to New England, joins the ACSUS Advisory Council. Appointed by Prime Minister Jean Chretien in July, 1997, Ms. Clancy was the Government of Canada’s official representative in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island, as well as the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. To read full story click here.

Prior to becoming Consul General, Ms. Clancy twice served as a Liberal Member of Canada’s House of Commons. First elected to represent the riding in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the general election of November 21, 1988, she was re-elected on October 25, 1993. While in government, Ms. Clancy served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (1993-96) and Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defense and Veterans Affairs (1996-97).

Ms. Clancy received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint VincentUniversity, a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University, and a Masters of Law from the   University of British Columbia Mount Saint VincentUniversity Acadia University, and Dalhousie University. She will take up her appointment as President of Burlington College in July.

MaryScott “Scotty” Greenwood, McKenna Long & Aldridge. Scotty Greenwood focuses on international trade and government affairs. Prior to working at Long Aldridge, she was appointed by President Clinton to serve as chief of staff for the U.S. Ambassador to Canada. During her tenure, Scotty received the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for her innovative awareness and outreach program to all fifty Governors on U.S./Canada issues.

Prior to her diplomatic service, Scotty was the chief lobbyist for the City ofAtlanta, representing the Mayor of Atlanta at the federal level in Washington, D.C. and at the state capitol. During her tenure, Scotty led the team that secured a coveted Empowerment Zone designation forAtlanta, bringing in over $250 million in new federal funds to the city. Scotty also chaired the successful effort to pass state legislation allowing the construction of a new NBA/NHL arena for professional sports teams in downtown Atlanta

Scotty also served as Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, appointed by Governor Zell Miller. She worked on the 1988, 1992, and 1996 presidential campaigns in addition to gubernatorial, congressional and local races for Democratic Party candidates during her tenure at the Party. She chaired the Southern Regional Caucus of Democratic Party Executive Directors. Scotty traveled extensively throughoutGeorgia and the U.S. speaking on political fundraising. She was recognized in the media for being a “rising star” on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution and more recently in the Ottawa Citizen.

Michael Hawes, Canada U.S. Fulbright Program.   Dr. Hawes is Executive Director of the Canada U.S. Fulbright Program. He has been a professor of international political economy and international relations in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University since 1985. During the 1999/2000 academic year Michael was the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Professor of International and Area Studies at theUniversity of California at Berkeley and the John A. Sproul Senior Research Fellow in the Canadian Studies Program.

He has held posts as visiting scholar at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico inMexico City, visiting professor of International Relations at Tsukuba University in Japan, and, on several occasions, visiting professor of international political economy at the International University of Japan. He has published widely on foreign policy, political culture, international economic relations, regional integration in North America and East Asia and related subjects. He currently resides in Ottawawith his wife, Dr. Donaleen Hawes, and their two sons.

Paul Raymond, NECBC President and CEO. Mr. Raymond is Senior Vice President for CGI in the greater Boston Region, located in Andover,MA.  Founded in 1976, with headquarters in Montreal, Canada, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in India and Canada. Website:

The New England-Canada Business Council, Inc. (NECBC) was formed in 1981 to bring together businesses and individuals with an interest in the relationship and, more specifically, New England-Canada political, business and cultural issues. Today, the Council's membership is composed of business leaders from a wide range of sectors including banking, law, consulting, energy, and high technology, as well as government and academic officials and individuals with links to Canada. Membership in the NECBC is open to all with an interest in stimulating the growth of New England-Canada ties. Website: .

David Staines, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa.  Staines is a founding member of the Giller Prize jury and serves on the Giller Foundation Advisory Board. The Giller Prize is a major literary award that annually honors the best in Canadian-English language fiction. He is also a director of the Canadian Writer’s Foundation and for the past decade he has been the general editor of the New Canadian Library.

In addition to serving on the ACSUS Advisory Council,Staines is a member of the advisory boards of the Northrop Frye Centre, theStephen LeacockMuseum, and the Pratt Editorial Project.  As a scholar, author, editor, and literary critic, Staines’ contributions to Canadian cultural life were acknowledged by the Royal Society of Canada, which recently awarded him its prestigious Lorne Pierce Medal.

Dr. Staines, who became Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 1996, began his academic career atHarvard Universityand joined the University of Ottawain 1978.  


Claude Beland
Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, Montréal

Mary Clancy
Past Consul General for New England
Burlington College, Burlington

Rt. Hon. Joe Clark
Joe Clark Associates, Calgary

Claude Corbo
Université de Québec à Montréal, Montréal

Thomas d'Aquino
Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Ottawa

Gaetana Enders
New York City

Allan Gotlieb
Stikeman‑Elliott, Toronto

MaryScott “Scotty” Greenwood
McKenna Long & Aldridge

Michael Hawes
Canada U.S. Fulbright Program

James Horsman
The Horsman Group, Medicine Hat

Robert Pines
Pines Venture Capital, New York City

Paul Raymond
NECBC President and CEO

Jeffrey Simpson
Globe & Mail

David Staines
University of Ottawa 



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