Panel members

Market surveillance panel members

The members of the Panel bring with them broad experience and expertise in economics, competition law, corporate governance, public policy and the electricity industry:

Glenn Leslie is appointed Chair of the Market Surveillance Panel effective August 6, 2013. Glenn is a partner emeritus at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He was General Counsel to that firm from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, Glenn was a partner in the Litigation and Competition law groups at Blakes, and was recognized as a  leading practitioner of competition law in Canada. Mr. Leslie received his law degree from the University of Toronto Law School. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1974 and to the Alberta Bar in 1984. He has appeared as lead counsel in civil and criminal matters before all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has appeared before regulatory tribunals including the Ontario Energy Board, the Competition Tribunal and the Ontario Securities Commission.

Amir Shalaby is appointed a member of the Market Surveillance Panel effective April 1, 2015. From 2005 to 2014, he was Vice President – Power System Planning with the former Ontario Power Authority. Previously, he held positions with the Independent Electricity System Operator and the former Ontario Hydro. A registered Professional Engineer, Mr. Shalaby holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, a Master of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo. 

Donald Dewees is appointed a member of the Market Surveillance Panel effective October 1, 2016. Donald is a Professor Emeritus of Economics and of Law at the University of Toronto. He holds an engineering degree from Swarthmore College, an LLB from Harvard and a PhD in Economics from Harvard. He served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Market Design Committee, which advised the government on the introduction of competition into the electricity market. He has been Vice Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the U of T and Interim Chair of Economics. His research is in the areas of environmental economics, law and economics, and energy policy including the environmental effects of electricity generation, renewable power, and consumer response to prices and incentives.