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Governing Ourselves

Governing Ourselves informs members of legal and regulatory matters affecting the profession. This section provides updates on licensing and qualification requirements, notification of Council resolutions and reports from various Council committees, including reports on accreditation and discipline matters.

New Council Member

A profile photo of new Council member James Knopp.

James Knopp

The College Council welcomes new Council member James Knopp, who was appointed in February 2016 for a three-year term. James Knopp joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 1978 and has served in Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. He completed two tours of duty with the United Nations in Namibia and in Haiti, and is a recipient of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal.

Since receiving his Queen’s Commission in 2009, Knopp has chaired disciplinary tribunals for the RCMP and has sat on more than 100 disciplinary boards.

He and his wife spend much of their free time skiing with their 10-year-old son.

For the past eight years, Knopp has been on the board of directors of the Bells Corners Academy of Music in Nepean, Ont. He also plays saxophone with an Ottawa jazz ensemble, The Free Associations.

He holds a bachelor of arts (Hons. Economics) from Concordia University and a law degree (LL.B.) from McGill.

Knopp was appointed to Council on February 10, 2016, for a three-year term.