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Bruce Lourie is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the bestselling books Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World and Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health. He is President of Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation, a Director of the Ontario Power Authority and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and has founded several non-profit and for-profit organizations in Canada.
Rick Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Rick Smith has been Executive Director of Environmental Defence since June 2003.
Prior to joining Environmental Defence, Rick was, from 1996, Canadian Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and served as Acting United Kingdom Director for IFAW in 2001.
He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Guelph in 1999 for his study of a unique and endangered subspecies of freshwater harbour seal in northern Québec, which he completed in cooperation with a nearby community of Cree hunters. He has authored numerous articles in both the scientific and popular press on environmental and animal welfare issues.
Originally from Montreal, Rick now lives in Toronto with his wife Jennifer and their son Zachary.
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