He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960 from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1963 from Dalhousie University. He was called to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1964. He was made a Queen"s Counsel in 1981.
Worked at MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman (Regina, Saskatchewan) specializing in General Practice. Trial and Appellate Practice. Corporate and Commercial Law.
Corporate Financing Law.
Insurance, Labor Relations, Mining, Oil and Gas, Probate and Estate Planning, Real Property, Taxation, Transportation. Admitted to the bar, 1964, Saskatchewan.
Queens Counsel, 1980. Member: Regina and Canadian (Past President, Saskatchewan Branch) Bar Associations.
Law Society of Saskatchewan.
MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman continues a Saskatchewan legal tradition that dates from 1920 when the firm was founded by Murdoch Alexander MacPherson at the City of Regina.
He is a member of the board of directors of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and The Mosaic Company and is the Chairman of the Board of Domtar Corporation.
Married Jean Elizabeth Hutchison, December 27, 1963. Children: Carol, Donald.