• COMMISSIONERS

The Commission is composed of men and women from across Canada, including members of First Nations, who are committed to the development of a system of First Nations real property taxation and who have the experience of capacity to enable the Commission to fulfill its mandate.

On the recommendation of the Minister, the Governor in Council appoints nine of the ten Commissioners. This includes the Chief Commissioner and Deputy Chief Commissioner, three Commissioners who must be taxpayers using reserve lands for commercial purposes, one for residential purposes and one for utility purposes, and four additional Commissioners. A tenth Commissioner is appointed by the Indigenous Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan (the NLC)—the appointing body prescribed by the First Nations Tax Commissioner Appointment Regulations.

Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules

Chief Commissioner Manny Jules has dedicated over 40 years of his life to public service in support of Aboriginal issues. He is a member of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and served as Chief from 1984 to 2000. Mr. Jules led the amendment to the Indian Act in 1988 so that First Nations could exercise the jurisdiction to levy property taxes on-reserve. The Indian Taxation Advisory Board (ITAB) and the current First Nation property tax system were created as a result of his vision and efforts. Mr. Jules served as Chair of ITAB from 1989 to 2003 and 2005 to 2007. He was the driving force behind the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, passed by Parliament in 2005, creating the First Nations Tax Commission. Mr. Jules was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from both the University of British Columbia in 1997 and Thompson Rivers University in 2006, the Order of British Columbia in 2009, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013. Mr. Jules is also a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame. In 2019, Mr. Jules was reappointed Chief Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules

Manny Jules has dedicated over 40 years of his life to public service in support of Aboriginal issues. He is a member of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and served as Chief from 1984 to 2000. Mr. Jules led the amendment to the Indian Act in 1988 so that First Nations could exercise the jurisdiction to levy property taxes on-reserve. The Indian Taxation Advisory Board (ITAB) and the current First Nation property tax system were created as a result of his vision and efforts. Mr. Jules served as Chair of ITAB from 1989 to 2003 and 2005 to 2007. He was the driving force behind the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, passed by Parliament in 2005, creating the First Nations Tax Commission. Mr. Jules was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from both the University of British Columbia in 1997 and Thompson Rivers University in 2006, the Order of British Columbia in 2009, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013. Mr. Jules is also a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame.

Deputy Chief Commissioner David Paul

Mr. David Paul is a member of the Maliseet Nation at Tobique, New Brunswick. Mr. Paul is the President and founder of the Aboriginal Resource Consultants, Atlantic Canada’s largest Aboriginal consulting firm. He has an extensive background, and more than 30 years’ experience, in First Nation issues, specifically economic development, communications, and government and corporate relations. Mr. Paul served as Deputy Chair of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board from 2003 to 2005 and its Atlantic representative from 1989 to 2007. In 2007, Mr. Paul was appointed Deputy Chief Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Dr. Céline Auclair

Dr. Céline Auclair is the founder and Chief Executive of the “First Peoples Innovation Center”, a non profit Aboriginal organization that stimulates and assists the development of social innovation for the First People communities. Recently, Dr. Auclair and her team created the first Indigenous FabLab in Canada, a creative space where Indigenous Peoples can create and produce innovation using computer-driven machines.
Previously, Dr. Auclair co-founded the Forum of Federations, an international governance organization promoting intergovernmental learning on governance challenges in multi-level democracies. For 10 years, she acted as Vice-President of the organization. From 1996-1998, she worked in Bosnia Herzegovina with an international team to rebuild the regime’s properties and its legislative body. Dr. Auclair holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Regional Development.

Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules

Manny Jules has dedicated over 40 years of his life to public service in support of Aboriginal issues. He is a member of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and served as Chief from 1984 to 2000. Mr. Jules led the amendment to the Indian Act in 1988 so that First Nations could exercise the jurisdiction to levy property taxes on-reserve. The Indian Taxation Advisory Board (ITAB) and the current First Nation property tax system were created as a result of his vision and efforts. Mr. Jules served as Chair of ITAB from 1989 to 2003 and 2005 to 2007. He was the driving force behind the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, passed by Parliament in 2005, creating the First Nations Tax Commission. Mr. Jules was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from both the University of British Columbia in 1997 and Thompson Rivers University in 2006, the Order of British Columbia in 2009, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013. Mr. Jules is also a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame.

Deputy Chief Commissioner David Paul

Mr. David Paul is a member of the Maliseet Nation at Tobique, New Brunswick. Mr. Paul is the President and founder of the Aboriginal Resource Consultants, Atlantic Canada’s largest Aboriginal consulting firm. He has an extensive background, and more than 30 years’ experience, in First Nation issues, specifically economic development, communications, and government and corporate relations. Mr. Paul served as Deputy Chair of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board from 2003 to 2005 and its Atlantic representative from 1989 to 2007. In 2007, Mr. Paul was appointed Deputy Chief Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Deputy Chief Commissioner David Paul

Mr. David Paul is a member of the Maliseet Nation at Tobique, New Brunswick. Mr. Paul is the President and founder of the Aboriginal Resource Consultants, Atlantic Canada’s largest Aboriginal consulting firm. He has an extensive background, and more than 30 years’ experience, in First Nation issues, specifically economic development, communications, and government and corporate relations.
Mr. Paul served as Deputy Chair of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board from 2003 to 2005 and its Atlantic representative from 1989 to 2007. In 2019, Mr. Paul was reappointed Deputy Chief Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Mrs. Latrica (Terry) Babin

Mrs. Terry Babin brings extensive experience in Aboriginal Financial Administration, First Nations Property Taxation, First Nations GST, economic development and management of First Nations lands. Mrs. Babin has earned certificates in Indigenous Peoples Resource Management, Professional Land Management and is one of the first graduates from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics, earning a certificate in First Nation Taxation Administration. She is a founding member of the BC Aboriginal Land Managers Association and served as President 2015 to 2017 and Vice-President from 2013-2014. She has served as a Director of the First Nations Tax Administrators Association for 25 years and as a Director of All Nations Trust Company for 22 years. Mrs. Babin was appointed to the Commission by the Indigenous Law Centre.

Mr. Ken Marsh

Mr. Ken Marsh is a Property Tax Director from Alberta with more than 35 years’ experience managing property valuation and taxation. He maintains a property tax base in excess of $500 million annually for TC Energy. Since 1996, he has been a Member of the Canadian Property Tax Association, serving in various positions, including President in 2003. Mr. Marsh’s background in property taxation includes technical expertise in the valuation of pipeline assets and negotiations with assessment authorities, at all levels of government in Canada and the United States. Mr. Marsh is a leading authority in assessing varying classes of properties for local taxation purposes (including oil and gas, commercial and industrial property interests), and promoting education in assessment and taxation. Mr. Marsh was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for utility purposes.

Mr. Randy Price

Mr. Randy Price is a Certified Public Accountant and a respected natural gas pipeline industry tax professional from British Columbia with over 40 years of experience in taxation. He served as Vice President, Financial Services at Westcoast Energy Inc. and the Duke Energy Corporation between 1977 and 2003, responsible for property and income taxation, insurance, and internal audit. He consults on First Nations issues through RC Price & Associates and Price Waterhouse Coopers, and has extensive experience with property tax matters as they relate to non-Aboriginal commercial interests on reserve. He is a member of the Commission’s Audit Committee. Mr. Price was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for commercial purposes.

Dr. Céline Auclair

Dr. Céline Auclair is the founder and Chief Executive of the “First Peoples Innovation Center”, a non profit Aboriginal organization that stimulates and assists the development of social innovation for the First People communities. Recently, Dr. Auclair and her team created the first Indigenous FabLab in Canada, a creative space where Indigenous Peoples can create and produce innovation using computer-driven machines.
Previously, Dr. Auclair co-founded the Forum of Federations, an international governance organization promoting intergovernmental learning on governance challenges in multi-level democracies. For 10 years, she acted as Vice-President of the organization. From 1996-1998, she worked in Bosnia Herzegovina with an international team to rebuild the regime’s properties and its legislative body. Dr. Auclair holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Regional Development.

Mrs. Latrica (Terry) Babin

Mrs. Terry Babin brings extensive experience in Aboriginal Financial Administration, First Nations Property Taxation, First Nations GST, economic development and management of First Nations lands. Mrs. Babin has earned certificates in Indigenous Peoples Resource Management, Professional Land Management and is one of the first graduates from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics, earning a certificate in First Nation Taxation Administration. She is a founding member of the BC Aboriginal Land Managers Association and served as President 2015 to 2017 and Vice-President from 2013-2014. She has served as a Director of the First Nations Tax Administrators Association for 25 years and as a Director of All Nations Trust Company for 22 years. Mrs. Babin was appointed to the Commission by the Indigenous Law Centre. Mrs. Babin was appointed to the Commission by the Indigenous Law Centre.

Dr. Céline Auclair

Dr. Céline Auclair is the founder and Chief Executive of the “First Peoples Innovation Centre”, a non profit Aboriginal organization that stimulates and assists the development of social innovation for the First People communities. Recently, Dr. Auclair and her team created the first Indigenous FabLab in Canada, a creative space where Indigenous Peoples can create and produce innovation using computer-driven machines.
Previously, Dr. Auclair co-founded the Forum of Federations, an international governance organization promoting intergovernmental learning on governance challenges in multi-level democracies. For 10 years, she acted as Vice-President of the organization. From 1996-1998, she worked in Bosnia Herzegovina with an international team to rebuild the regime’s properties and its legislative body. Dr. Auclair holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Regional Development. In 2018, Dr. Auclair was reappointed Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Ms. Leslie Brochu

Ms. Leslie Brochu is a residential taxpayer who lives on the Quaaout Indian Reserve in British Columbia. She is the Principal of Simplifize Project Strategies specializing in marketing strategy and project development. As the former Vice-President of Sun Rivers Resort Community in Kamloops BC, Leslie was instrumental in the development of the Sun Rivers community located on the lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. Sun Rivers is recognized as one of the most progressive and innovative Master Planned communities on First Nations Land in Canada. She has served as a director and co-founder of numerous Indian land/residential leaseholder/taxpayer associations. Her long history of community service includes the Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Home Builder Association, Tourism Kamloops, Venture Kamloops, Not-for Profit Seniors Housing and Cancer patient support. Ms. Brochu has extensive experience working in the areas of economic development, land leasing, real estate development, social housing, financing, evaluation and marketing, and infrastructure development and operations on First Nations lands. Ms. Brochu was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for residential purposes.

Mr. William (Bill) McCue

Mr. Bill McCue was Chief of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation from 1993 until March 31, 2005. He retired from that position and is currently a Councillor for the First Nation. Mr. McCue was appointed Chairman of the Ogemawahj Tribal Council’s Economic Development Board and is a member of the Finance Committee for the First Nations Lands Advisory Board. He is a tireless advocate for the continued support of economic self-sufficiency for First Nations. Mr. McCue also served as the Ontario representative on the Indian Taxation Advisory Board from 1997 to 2007. Mr. McCue is the Chair of the Commission’s Audit Committee.

Ms. Georjann Morriseau

Ms. Georjann Morriseau was born on Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She takes great pride in developing the relationships between governments and relations at all levels in Canada. Ms. Georjann Morriseau received her Aboriginal Law and Advocacy diploma from Confederation College in 2009 where she later served on the Board of Governors. She also has served on a number of boards and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. Ms. Georjann Morriseau was also a founding board member for the Governance Development Network of which their main objective was to promote and build upon self governance and sustainability within First Nation communities. In her career, Ms. Georjann Morriseau has lead by an example of high standards and commitment in her personal life and professional capacities offering progressive, practical and results based approaches that are adaptable to changing needs while meeting common goals, focusing on sustainable and mutually beneficial outcomes.

Mr. Ken Marsh

Mr. Ken Marsh is a Property Tax Director from Alberta with more than 35 years’ experience managing property valuation and taxation. He maintains a property tax base in excess of $500 million annually for TC Energy. Since 1996, he has been a Member of the Canadian Property Tax Association, serving in various positions, including President in 2003. Mr. Marsh’s background in property taxation includes technical expertise in the valuation of pipeline assets and negotiations with assessment authorities, at all levels of government in Canada and the United States. Mr. Marsh is a leading authority in assessing varying classes of properties for local taxation purposes (including oil and gas, commercial and industrial property interests), and promoting education in assessment and taxation. Mr. Marsh was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for utility purposes.

Mr. Randy Price

Mr. Randy Price is a Certified Public Accountant and a respected natural gas pipeline industry tax professional from British Columbia with over 40 years of experience in taxation. He served as Vice President, Financial Services at Westcoast Energy Inc. and the Duke Energy Corporation between 1977 and 2003, responsible for property and income taxation, insurance, and internal audit. He consults on First Nations issues through RC Price & Associates and Price Waterhouse Coopers, and has extensive experience with property tax matters as they relate to non-Aboriginal commercial interests on reserve. He is a member of the Commission’s Audit Committee. Mr. Price was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for commercial purposes.

Mrs. Latrica (Terry) Babin

Mrs. Terry Babin brings extensive experience in Aboriginal Financial Administration, First Nations Property Taxation, First Nations GST, economic development and management of First Nations lands. Mrs. Babin has earned certificates in Indigenous Peoples Resource Management, Professional Land Management and is one of the first graduates from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics, earning a certificate in First Nation Taxation Administration. She is a founding member of the BC Aboriginal Land Managers Association and served as President 2015 to 2017 and Vice-President from 2013-2014. She has served as a Director of the First Nations Tax Administrators Association for 25 years and as a Director of All Nations Trust Company for 22 years. In 2019, Mrs. Babin was reappointed to the Commission by the Indigenous Law Centre.

Ms. Leslie Brochu

Ms. Leslie Brochu is a residential taxpayer who lives on the Quaaout Indian Reserve in British Columbia. She is the Principal of Simplifize Project Strategies specializing in marketing strategy and project development. As the former Vice-President of Sun Rivers Resort Community in Kamloops BC, Leslie was instrumental in the development of the Sun Rivers community located on the lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. Sun Rivers is recognized as one of the most progressive and innovative Master Planned communities on First Nations Land in Canada. She has served as a director and co-founder of numerous Indian land/residential leaseholder/taxpayer associations. Her long history of community service includes the Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Home Builder Association, Tourism Kamloops, Venture Kamloops, Not-for Profit Seniors Housing and Cancer patient support. Ms. Brochu has extensive experience working in the areas of economic development, land leasing, real estate development, social housing, financing, evaluation and marketing, and infrastructure development and operations on First Nations lands. Ms. Brochu was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for residential purposes.

Mr. William (Bill) McCue

Mr. Bill McCue was Chief of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation from 1993 until March 31, 2005. He retired from that position and is currently a Councillor for the First Nation. Mr. Bill McCue was appointed Chairman of the Ogemawahj Tribal Council’s Economic Development Board and is a member of the Finance Committee for the First Nations Lands Advisory Board. He is a tireless advocate for the continued support of economic self-sufficiency for First Nations. Mr. Bill McCue also served as the Ontario representative on the Indian Taxation Advisory Board from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Bill McCue is the Chair of the Commission’s Audit Committee.

Mr. Ken Marsh

Mr. Ken Marsh is a Property Tax Director from Alberta with more than 35 years’ experience managing property valuation and taxation. He maintains a property tax base in excess of $500 million annually for TC Energy. Since 1996, he has been a Member of the Canadian Property Tax Association, serving in various positions, including President in 2003. Mr. Marsh’s background in property taxation includes technical expertise in the valuation of pipeline assets and negotiations with assessment authorities, at all levels of government in Canada and the United States. Mr. Marsh is a leading authority in assessing varying classes of properties for local taxation purposes (including oil and gas, commercial and industrial property interests), and promoting education in assessment and taxation. Mr. Marsh was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for utility purposes. In 2018, Mr. Marsh was reappointed Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Ms. Georjann Morriseau

Ms. Georjann Morriseau was born on Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She takes great pride in developing the relationships between governments and relations at all levels in Canada. Ms. Georjann Morriseau received her Aboriginal Law and Advocacy diploma from Confederation College in 2009 where she later served on the Board of Governors. She also has served on a number of boards and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. Ms. Georjann Morriseau was also a founding board member for the Governance Development Network of which their main objective was to promote and build upon self governance and sustainability within First Nation communities. In her career, Ms. Georjann Morriseau has lead by an example of high standards and commitment in her personal life and professional capacities offering progressive, practical and results based approaches that are adaptable to changing needs while meeting common goals, focusing on sustainable and mutually beneficial outcomes.

Mr. Randy Price

Mr. Randy Price is a Certified Public Accountant and a respected natural gas pipeline industry tax professional from British Columbia with over 40 years of experience in taxation. He served as Vice President, Financial Services at Westcoast Energy Inc. and the Duke Energy Corporation between 1977 and 2003, responsible for property and income taxation, insurance, and internal audit. He consults on First Nations issues through RC Price & Associates and Price Waterhouse Coopers, and has extensive experience with property tax matters as they relate to non-Aboriginal commercial interests on reserve. He is a member of the Commission’s Audit Committee. Mr. Price was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for commercial purposes. In 2018, Mr. Prince was reappointed Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Ms. Leslie Brochu

Ms. Leslie Brochu is a residential taxpayer who lives on the Quaaout Indian Reserve in British Columbia. She is the Principal of Simplifize Project Strategies specializing in marketing strategy and project development. As the former Vice-President of Sun Rivers Resort Community in Kamloops BC, Leslie was instrumental in the development of the Sun Rivers community located on the lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. Sun Rivers is recognized as one of the most progressive and innovative Master Planned communities on First Nations Land in Canada. She has served as a director and co-founder of numerous Indian land/residential leaseholder/taxpayer associations. Her long history of community service includes the Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Home Builder Association, Tourism Kamloops, Venture Kamloops, Not-for Profit Seniors Housing and Cancer patient support. Ms. Brochu has extensive experience working in the areas of economic development, land leasing, real estate development, social housing, financing, evaluation and marketing, and infrastructure development and operations on First Nations lands. Ms. Brochu was appointed to the Commission as a taxpayer using reserve lands for residential purposes. In 2019, Ms. Brochu was reappointed Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Mr. William (Bill) McCue

Mr. Bill McCue was Chief of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation from 1993 until March 31, 2005. He retired from that position and is currently a Councillor for the First Nation. Mr. McCue was appointed Chairman of the Ogemawahj Tribal Council’s Economic Development Board and is a member of the Finance Committee for the First Nations Lands Advisory Board. He is a tireless advocate for the continued support of economic self-sufficiency for First Nations. Mr. McCue also served as the Ontario representative on the Indian Taxation Advisory Board from 1997 to 2007. Mr. McCue is the Chair of the Commission’s Audit Committee. In 2018, Mr. McCue was reappointed Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.

Ms. Georjann Morriseau

Ms. Georjann Morriseau was born on Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She takes great pride in developing the relationships between governments and relations at all levels in Canada. Ms. Georjann Morriseau received her Aboriginal Law and Advocacy diploma from Confederation College in 2009 where she later served on the Board of Governors. She also has served on a number of boards and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. Ms. Georjann Morriseau was also a founding board member for the Governance Development Network of which their main objective was to promote and build upon self governance and sustainability within First Nation communities. In her career, Ms. Georjann Morriseau has lead by an example of high standards and commitment in her personal life and professional capacities offering progressive, practical and results based approaches that are adaptable to changing needs while meeting common goals, focusing on sustainable and mutually beneficial outcomes. In 2019, Ms. Georjann Morriseau was appointed Commissioner for the First Nations Tax Commission.