The Honourable Allan P. Boudreau was born in Concession, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s he worked as a banker with the Royal Bank of Canada, and he graduated from St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1972. He graduated from Dalhousie Law School with his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1975, and practiced both civil and criminal law in Nova Scotia from 1975 to 1990. During that time, he taught commercial law at St. Mary's University and Université Sainte-Anne on a part-time basis. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 1990 and has presided over civil and criminal cases, both jury and non-jury. In 2007, Justice Boudreau took on his present position as Supernumerary Justice of the Court, where he still presides over cases on a part-time basis.
David Blaikie studied law at Dalhousie University and Harvard Law School. He is currently a professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he teaches tort law, civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution and professional responsibility. He has published several books and articles regarding law and religion and is currently completing a book on the law of damages. He is a founder and co-editor of the Journal of Arbitration and Mediation. Prior to joining the law faculty at Dalhousie, he practiced civil litigation in Truro. Dr. Blaikie is a board director of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation and past director and board chair of the Colchester Residential Services Society in Truro.
Dr. Louise Carbert is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She was granted a Doctor of Philosophy degree by York University in 1991 and has been at Dalhousie University since 1995. She has published widely on civic engagement and political leadership. Previously, she was President of the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association and currently sits as a board member of the Canadian Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.