David Asper (born November 26, 1958) is a Canadian businessman and lawyer. He is the former Executive Vice President of the Canadian media company CanWest Global Communications Corp. He is Executive Chairman of Creswin Properties, a private real estate firm and is involved in several private equity business investments. He is also a Professor at the Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.
In the mid-1980s, Asper represented David Milgaard, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1970. With Asper arguing the case before the Supreme Court of Canada, Milgaard's conviction was overturned in 1992.
Asper was the lead proponent behind building a new stadium for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before having his design and architectural plans acquired by the provincial government in late 2010.
Asper is married to Ruth Asper and has two sons, Daniel and Max and a daughter Rebecca.
References / External Resources 
- ^ Asper granted funding for some Milgaard inquiry costs, CBC News, March 2, 2006
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