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Michael Atkinson, LLB

Headshot of Michael AtkinsonMichael Atkinson, LLB | Past President CCA, Past Secretary CCDC

Michael is a leading expert in standard construction contracts and practices in Canada. He was appointed Secretary to the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) in 1982 and served in this role until 1993 when he became President of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) from 1993 to 2017. In 2013, he was one of just 38 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals. He was awarded this honor for demonstrating outstanding service in the Canadian construction industry. In addition to his roles at the CCA, Michael has served as the Private Sector Vice-Chair of the Municipal Infrastructure Forum established by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and as a member of the Federal-Industry Real Property Advisory Council, the Industrial Security Advisory Board, the CORCAN Advisory Board, and a long-time member of the Construction Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.