Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"Well, sports is so important to so many people, particularly young people, and it's a precursor to how you're going to behave in other aspects of social intercourse. You look around the world today and what have you got? The accounting profession is in the tank. You've got the business community in the tank. You've got the Enrons. You've got political shortcuts and all these kind of things, that it's very important to have some kind of activity where you can say to people 'this is on the level.' You respect the rules, you respect your opponents, you respect yourself. You play fair. I think that bleeds over into life as well.
I don't want my grandchildren to have to become chemical stockpiles in order to be good at sports and to have fun at it. Baseball, take your kid out to the ballpark some day and you say, 'Son, some day if you ingest enough of this sh[*!], you might be a player on that field, too.' It's a completely antithetical view to what sport should have been in the first place. It's essentially a humanistic endeavour to see how far you can go on your own talent."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Former President, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Former Vice-president, International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Partner, Stikeman Elliott
Chancellor, McGill University, 1999–present
Winner, Laureus Spirit of Sport Award, 2008
Awarded, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, Canadian Grenadier Guards, 2008
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, Beijing Sport University, 2006
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate of Sports Administration, Laurentian University, 2005
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate of Laws, University of Western Ontario, 2004
Awarded, Gold and Silver Star of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Government of Japan, 1998
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate of Laws, University of Windsor, 1997
Entitled, Officer of the National Order of Quebec, 1993
Entitled, Officer of the Order of Canada, 1992
Awarded, Queen's Counsel, Canada, 1992
Recipient, Honorary PhD, United States Sports Academy, 1989
BCL (Bachelor of Canon/Civil Law), McGill University, 1967
LA(Licentiate in Accounting), McGill University, 1964
BA, Sir George Williams University (Concordia University), 1963
BComm (Bachelor of Commerce), McGill University, 1962
Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, L'Association de Planification Fiscale et Financière, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the International Association of Practising Lawyers.
Included in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, and in A Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada