MacKay, Harold (1940–)

An expert in the country’s legal, business, and financial sectors, Harold MacKay was born in Regina on August 1, 1940, and received his early education at Weyburn Collegiate Institute. He earned his BA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1960 and his LLB from Dalhousie University three years later. In addition to practicing as a lawyer, MacKay chaired the Federal Business Development Bank from 1981 to 1985 and the Task Force on the Future of the Canadian Financial Services Sector in 1998. Provincially, he served as special representative to Saskatchewan’s Minister of Post-Secondary Education and as chair of the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy. Recognized as an astute and unwavering leader, Harold MacKay was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.

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