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Change Your Train of Thought: Luncheon & Discussion with CN for Rail Safety Week

September 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Rail Safety Week is September 23 to 29, across North America.

CN has a 100-year history in Canada but won’t rest on its legacy. It’s always laying track to the future and that means “changing our train of thought” when it comes to rail safety. Join Sean Finn, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CN to discuss CN’s 100-year history and its plans for the future, with a focus on rail safety across its network, and in our community/region.

Be inspired by CN’s commitment to bringing railroad crossing/trespassing accidents down to zero and perhaps even come away with a renewed commitment to safety in your own workplace.

Together we can all save lives.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Registration Opens: 11:30am

Luncheon & Panel: 12:00pm – 2:00pm


River Rock Casino Resort (Whistler Ballroom)

8811 River Road, Richmond


General Admission: $60 + GST

Chamber Member: $40 + GST



Sean Finn was appointed Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer in December 2008. He is responsible for a wide array of legal, government, regulatory, public affairs, risk mitigation and security matters. Mr. Finn joined CN in January 1994 and led the Company’s corporate tax function while being involved extensively in CN’s privatization in November 1995. He was appointed Treasurer and Principal Tax Counsel in August 1996, Vice-President, Treasurer and Principal Tax Counsel in January 2000, Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in December 2000, and Senior Vice-President Public Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in February 2003. As Corporate Secretary, he is actively involved and responsible for CN’s Corporate Governance Practices and the implementation of the CN Business Code of Conduct.

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Finn was the managing tax partner with the Montreal law firm Lavery, de Billy, where he was involved in domestic and international tax planning, cross-border financing, and corporate financing and reorganizations.

Mr. Finn graduated from the faculty of law of the University of Montreal in 1981 and completed a Masters degree in tax law at the University of Toronto in 1983. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1983.

Mr. Finn was named Tax Lawyer of the Year 2000 by his peers. He is former Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (2006-2007) and of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce (2002-2003). He was also the mayor of the City of Saint-Lambert, Quebec from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Finn was a lecturer for 20 years in tax legislation and policy for the masters in taxation at Université de Sherbrooke and for the graduate diploma in taxation at McGill.



Richmond Chamber of Commerce


River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 Canada
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