Jack Austin

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"The Hon. Jack Austin, P.C, Q.C. is a graduate in law from the University of British Columbia and Harvard Law School. He practised law in Vancouver for nearly 20 years specializing in natural resource law, securities and finance. In public life he served for four years as Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources in Ottawa, one and a half years as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Trudeau, Cabinet Minister in the Trudeau government (1981-1984), and in the Martin government (2003-2006). Mr. Austin served as a Senator representing British Columbia from 1975 to 2007. Currently he is Senior Advisor-International to Stern Partners Inc. a private investment group, a director of two public companies, and President of Centerpoint Resources Inc. of Vancouver, a private company owned by Canadian and Chinese investors in the natural resources sector. " [1]


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  1. Grandview Gold Board, organizational web page, accessed April 7, 2013.