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Members of the Elections Canada Advisory Board

Sheila Fraser

Sheila Fraser is a member of the Board of Directors of Manulife Financial Corporation, Bombardier Inc. and the Ottawa Food Bank. She is also a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board and a trustee of the IFRS Foundation.

Ms. Fraser served as Auditor General of Canada from 2001 to 2011, the first female to hold this position. Born in Dundee, Quebec, Ms. Fraser is a Chartered Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. Before joining the Office of the Auditor General in 1999, Ms. Fraser enjoyed a fruitful and challenging career with the firm of Ernst & Young, where she became a partner in 1981.

For her noteworthy service to the auditing and accounting professions, Ms. Fraser was awarded the designation of Fellow by the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec and by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO). She was a 2009 recipient of the ICAO Award of Outstanding Merit, the highest honour that the institute can bestow upon its members.

Ms. Fraser has also been awarded honorary degrees from 16 Canadian universities, recognizing her contribution to the fields of accounting, legislative auditing and public administration.