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George Ashley

Ottawa, Ontario
» Appointed to a part-time term of four years on November 29, 2017.

Mr. George “Ron” Ashley is retired from the Canadian Pacific Railway where he was senior legal counsel. He previously worked as senior counsel at the Canadian Transportation Agency. His area of focus in both positions was the monitoring of, and need for, compliance with the laws of economic regulation affecting railway companies operating in Canada and the United States. In 2008, for a one-year period and as part of his transitioning from the public to the private sector, he was appointed as a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where he conducted quasi-judicial hearings on immigration appeals. His early career was at the Competition Bureau, a period marked by an evolution toward de-regulation in Canada's air and rail modes. Mr. Ashley has extensive experience in regulatory hearings and in writing quasi-judicial decisions, as well as in litigating appeals. He has degrees in business and law from Queen's University.