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5563 Mr Gus E Gillespie (RRMC RMC 1963) is a Consultant – President, Gillespie Consulting in Toronto, Ontario. Gus has been a professional management consultant for over 25 years and has operated his own practice for the past eight years. Prior to that, he was a partner in an international consulting firm, a consultant with the Canadian Institute of Metalworking, and an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The Royal Military College and an MBA from McMaster University. He is a Fellow and past-president of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario.

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10097 The Rev. Gregory R. Dickson attended the Royal Military College, and served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. It was during this time that he met and married his wife Melanie (Whyte) in 1975. She was a Registered Dietitian until her stroke in 1998. Rev. Dickson holds a baccalaureate degree in commerce (B.Comm.) and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). After many years of self-employment, he heard God’s call to ministry, entered Knox College, and graduated in 2007. Greg has enjoyed singing in the bass section of many choirs over the years; and is an amateur fiddler and an occasional golfer. Gregory was inducted as the Minister of New Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario on March 9, 2008.



Update: Even more CMC Ex-Cadets at the “Bar”!

The last few editions we included CMC graduates who are currently, or have been, lawyers. We have received a great many e-mails informing us of other ex-cadets who have been called to the bar that were not included in our list. In this edition, we try to provide a further update on ex-cadets we missed in our last editions.

Some “bios” are more exhaustive than others. We are by no means trying to promote any person over another. Simply, some of the information we obtained was more exhaustive on some than others.

Following are yet other ex-Cadets who have been called to the bar:


5029 Mr. Justice J. Peter Coulson (CMR 1961) retired mid-July 2004 as a Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Division, Napanee. Justice Coulson was Crown attorney in the very court he stepped into as a judge. He holds a LL.B. Queen’s University, and a B.A. Queen’s University. He was admitted to the Bar in 1967.




5539 Mr Larrie Noyce Boddy, QC (RRMC RMC 1962) is a lawyer in Edmonton, Alberta. He was elected to the 2006/07 Board of Directors of the Edmonton Apartment Association (EAA). He served as First Vice President of EAA in 2008 and President in 2009. The EAA and their partners in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program accepted the Alberta Consumer Champion Award of Merit in 2007.



5597 The Honourable Bruce M. Preston (RRMC 1962) is a Puisne Judge of the Superior Courts of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. He is a co-author of ‘Desk Order Divorce-An Annotated Guide’ published by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia 2006.


9419 Wallace Y. Shaw (RRMC RMC 1972)

Wally Shaw practises with the Tax Group in the Calgary Office and is in the process of winding down his practise. He has provided tax advice on all aspects of corporate, securities, financing and international transactions with particular emphasis in the resource industry.

Wally has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading lawyers in Canada. He is a past director of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society and past editor of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Journal.

Before entering private practice, Wally was a commissioned officer with the Canadian Armed Forces.  Source wally.shaw@shaw.ca


10191 Timothy “Tim” J. Wilkin, (RMC 1974) is a Barrister and Solicitor with Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP in Kingston, Ontario. He is a partner in the Municipal Law Group and Land Use Planning and Development Group. He has more than 30 years experience in municipal, land use planning and development and environmental law. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) (Economics & Commerce) Royal Military College of Canada; LL.B. Queen’s University Class of 1977 and M.B.A. Queen’s University Class of 1983. He was Called to the Bar in 1979. Tim is an active member of the Kingston business community and is a past Chairman of the Board of Management of the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area. To contact Tim, please email twilkin@cswan.com.



19894 Erin Michael O’Toole, C.D. (RMC 1995) is corporate legal counsel at Procter & Gamble Canada, where he is responsible for Canadian litigation matters and serves as legal counsel to the healthcare and beauty business groups at P&G. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University.

Prior to a career in law, Erin served as a commissioned officer in the Canadian Forces for eight years. He was trained as an Air Navigator in the Canadian Air Force and flew on the Sea King Helicopter as Tactical Officer. During this time, he sailed with the Royal Canadian Navy, most notably aboard HMCS St. John’s. Erin was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration (C.D.) in 2003.

Erin is a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and serves as a Director of the Albany Club and the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy.

Born in Montreal, Erin grew up in Bowmanville, Ontario. He kept his Upper Canadian roots hidden for the seven years he lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. While living in Nova Scotia, Erin served on the executive of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party and co-chaired the election tour of Premier John Hamm in 1999. He lives in the GTA with his wife Rebecca, who is from Fall River, Nova Scotia. They are the proud parents of their young daughter Mollie.  otoole.e.1@pg.com


Next week8813 John Gibson (RMC 1971) President, RMC Club of Canada 1997-98.

Also, we encourage e-Veritas readers to give us a heads up on any others we may have missed. We have no doubt that there are others!

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