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Order of Canada

Purdy Crawford, C.C., Q.C., LL.M., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Purdy Crawford, C.C., Q.C., LL.M., LL.D. C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada May 3, 2007 April 11, 2008
Purdy Crawford's service to our nation is vast and enduring. A lawyer by profession, he has played a major role in the strengthening and development of capital markets in Canada. While heading several consulting bodies, he has overseen groundbreaking work aimed at improving securities regulations. Known for his integrity, he was also sought out to serve as ethics advisor to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. A volunteer who encourages others to give of their time, he is a fundraiser for many non-profit organizations and is a leader in the governance of private and public institutions. He is considered a mentor and a model of exemplary citizenship by many. This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada May 9, 1996 November 13, 1996
As the quintessential corporate philanthropist, he has generously supported many worthy causes across the country including Mount Allison University, the United Way of Greater Montreal and the Banff Centre for Fine Arts. During his career as a lawyer and later as the Chief Executive Officer of one of Canada's largest conglomerates, he has emerged as a caring and sensitive leader.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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