Dr. Arthur Porter


Age: 59

Summary: Canadian cancer specialist and former head of the McGill University Health Centre who was once appointed by the Canadian prime minister to head the CSIS watchdog group Security Intelligence Review Committee when he was elevated to SIRC's chair two years later but resigned in December 2011 after published reports of his business links to an international arms dealer, and who was facing fraud charges related to a $1.3 billion hospital project in Montreal when he was arrested along with his wife Pamela during a flight layover in Panama and had been detained there since May 2013 as he fought extradition to Canada after moving to the Bahamas, in which police allege that he accepted a bribe of several million dollars from former executives of SNC-Lavalin for awarding the firm the contract for the hospital project, but who denied committing any fraud.

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Born: June 11, 1956

Died: July 1, 2015

Panama City, Panama