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Independent Review Committee




In accordance with Canadian securities regulations, RPIA has established an Independent Review Committee (“IRC”) to help address potential conflicts of interest that may arise between RPIA and the funds it manages. Where appropriate and subject to applicable regulations, the IRC can provide advice, recommendations, decisions, and approvals to assist RPIA in ensuring that it conducts its activities as a registered Investment Fund Manager in a manner that places the interest of the funds and unitholders above its own. Pursuant to applicable regulations, the IRC’s mandate primarily applies to prospectus-based mutual funds but is also extended in a specified and limited capacity to the private pooled funds managed by RPIA.


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The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C.

Joe Oliver is the former Minister of Finance, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the GTA, and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence. While Finance Minister, he presented a budget that was balanced fiscally and socially and kept personal taxes at the lowest level in 50 years.

Mr. Oliver represented Canada at G7, G20, IMF, and World Bank meetings of Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks. He co-chaired the G20 committee responsible for generating and overseeing country plans to increase global growth by $2 trillion.

Joe Oliver served as President and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and was the founding CEO of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and the Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Oliver spent over 20 years running the investment banking operations of several Canadian investment dealers.

Mr. Oliver graduated from McGill University with a BA and BCL (civil law) and from the Harvard Graduate School of Business with an MBA. He was granted an ICD.D Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Oliver is the Chair of the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator and the RP Investment Advisors Independent Review Committee. He is a Director of Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation, High Arctic Energy Services, and the Canadian Strong and Free Network. He regularly writes articles and appears in the media on issues related to finance, natural resources, public policy, and politics.



Alison Gould

Alison Gould is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience managing both insurance and pension assets. She is currently the Chief Investment Officer for the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and is responsible for approximately $8 billion in assets under management. Alison is also active on various boards and advisory committees.

Prior to her time with Saskatchewan Teachers, Alison managed multiple investment portfolios for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Alison holds an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. 




Elizabeth McEwen

Elizabeth McEwen was appointed as a member of the Independent Review Committee in February 2022.  She is a CPA, CA, and has over 15 years of international finance and accounting experience in a variety of different companies. Elizabeth is currently the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for a family office in Halifax, NS which has over a billion in assets under management. 

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University and is currently a member of CPA New Brunswick and CPA Nova Scotia. Outside of work, she enjoys ultra trail running and spending time with her senior dog.