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New members’ biographies

Marvin Harold Shaffer

Marvin Shaffer is a consulting economist and adjunct professor in the public policy program at Simon Fraser University. He has extensive experience with Crown corporations and other government agencies from the work he has undertaken in his consulting career and while working as head of the Crown Corporations Secretariat in the mid-1990s. Shaffer was a lead negotiator for the Greater Vancouver Regional District, leading to the creation of TransLink. He was the lead negotiator for the Province of B.C., arranging for the return of the downstream power benefits (DSB) under the Columbia River Treaty upon the expiry of the original 30-year sale of the DSBs. He wrote a textbook on multiple account benefit-cost analysis of major projects and policies and has lectured on benefit-cost analysis in Canada and Australia. Shaffer has undertaken many major assignments for public- and private-sector clients, First Nations, unions and community organizations on energy, transportation and other areas.

Shona Anne Moore

Shona A. Moore, QC, is a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster LLP. Moore restricts her law practice to labour relations and administrative law, including human rights and accommodation. Between 1983 and 1986, she served as a vice-chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board. In addition to her law practice, Moore has been active in a number of professional and community organizations, including Westcoast Legal Education and Action Fund, the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Law Society of B.C. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences addressing labour relations, human rights, professional ethics and privacy matters. Moore was educated at the University of British Columbia where she graduated from law school in 1979.