Brian Flemming, CM, QC, DCL is an international lawyer, writer and policy advisor. He practised law with Stewart McKelvey of Halifax for many years before leaving the firm to pursue private business interests and public service. In recent years, he was chairman of the Canada Transportation Act Review Panel, a statutorily decennial review of Canada’s transport policies. In 2002, he became the first CEO and chairman of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Canada’s principal response to the tragedy of 9/11. In 2005, he became a founding member of the federal Advisory Council on National Security.