Committed to Accountability and Transparency

Citizens Inquiry Canada (CIC) is the non-profit corporation that provides the legal framework for the National Citizens’ Inquiry initiative.

Where the Commissioners ensure that the NCI is conducted according to the highest evidentiary standards, the CIC’s Board of Directors ensure that the NCI’s administration is carried out with rigorous financial and legal oversight.

The CIC’s Board of Directors ensure:

  • Funds received and disbursed are done so according to the required accounting and audit standards and practices;
  • Compliance with Canadian privacy legislation and other laws; and
  • Sound corporate governance and risk management.

CIC Board of Directors

Born in 1942, Preston Manning is the second son of long time Alberta Premier Ernest C. Manning. Mr. Manning graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in Economics and provided consulting services to the energy industry for twenty years before entering the political arena.

Mr. Manning served as a member of Parliament from 1993 to 2001. He founded two political parties – the Reform Party of Canada and the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance – both of which became the Official Opposition in the Canadian Parliament, and laid the foundation for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). Mr. Manning served as Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2000 and was also his party’s science and technology critic. In 2007, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and in 2013 was appointed to the Privy Council.

After leaving parliament in 2001, Mr. Manning founded and led two non-profit organizations, the Manning Foundation for Democratic Education and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. These organizations offered research, educational, and communications services designed to strengthen Canadian democracy.

In 2019 Mr. Manning began the process of “retirement” although he continues to write, speak, and contribute advice to various public policy projects. He and his wife Sandra divide their time between Calgary and Vancouver. They have five grown children and fourteen grandchildren.

David Ross is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick and Canada. As a life-long volunteer in professional and charitable activities, David’s service includes the following:

  • more than 40 years as Treasurer, then President* of Calvary Road Gospel Association, a small Canadian religious charity serving primarily in Cuba;
  • more than 35 years as Interpreter* to the Deaf, Moncton Wesleyan Church;
  • more than 25 years as Chair* of the Complaints (Professional Conduct) Committee, Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick;
  • more than 20 years as committee member, then Chair*, of the Unified Rules Standing (Ethics) Committee (and predecessors), Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada;
  • 20 years as Board and/or Finance Committee Chair, Moncton Christian Academy;
  • 10 years as Chapel Volunteer, Dorchester Penitentiary; and
  • 4 years as Community Representative, Research Ethics Board, Horizon Healthcare Corporation, New Brunswick.

* Denotes continuing.

Mr. Litvinjenko is a Canadian lawyer specializing in corporate governance and commercial law. He is a Member of the Law Society of Ontario.

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