Mary Dawson is currently a member of Perley Health's Board of Directors. She was appointed Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner under Parliament of Canada Act on July 9, 2007. She had a long career with the Government of Canada and oversaw a wide variety of legal issues from within the Department of Justice. She retired from the Government in 2005 as Associate Deputy Minister, a position she had held since 1988.
Mary holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, and a Bachelor Civil Law from McGill University, an LL. B, Common Law, from Dalhousie University and a Diplome d’etudes superieures en droit, droit public, from the University of Ottawa.
Mary is a member of the Nova Scotia and Ontario Bars. Mary made Queen’s Counsel in 1978 and was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2007. Mary served on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Hospital from June 2006 to June 2014.