Mrs. McDougall is an advisor at Aird & Berlis, counseling clients on matters of international business development, corporate governance and government relations. Barbara McDougall was a Member of Parliament for nine years and held several cabinet posts, including: Finance (Minister of State), Privatization, Employment and Immigration, and finally External Affairs. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, a Chartered Financial Analyst and has an honorary doctorate from St. Lawrence University.