Graham Day

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Sir Graham Day
OC ONS CD QC
Born Judson Graham Day
(1933-05-03) 3 May 1933 (age 81)
Residence Hantsport, Nova Scotia
Nationality British-Canadian
Alma mater Dalhousie Law School
Occupation Counsel at Stewart McKelvey

Sir Judson Graham Day, OC ONS CD QC (born 3 May 1933)[1] is a British-Canadian business executive, lawyer and corporate director who now lives in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.[2]

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he graduated from Dalhousie Law School with an LL.B. in 1959 and for a while appeared on Singalong Jubilee.[3] He was chairman and CEO of British Shipbuilders from 1983 to 1986, and chairman and CEO of the Rover Group from 1986 until 1991. He was chancellor of Dalhousie University from 1994 to 2001. He was chairman of Hydro One, but left following controversy over levels of executive and board compensation.[4] He is now counsel at Stewart McKelvey, an Atlantic Canadian law firm.[2]

Day has received a number of honours. He was knighted in 1989 by Queen Elizabeth II and was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2006. Day was appointed a member of the Order of Nova Scotia by Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Mayann Francis in 2011 [5] and an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General of Canada David Johnston in 2014.[6] He has received honorary degrees from Dalhousie University and several universities in the United Kingdom.[2][7]

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  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2014. "Sir Graham Day, former company chairman, 78" 
  2. ^ a b c "Sir Graham Day C.B.H.F.". Canadian Business Hall of Fame (C.B.H.F.). Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Demont, John (December 2, 2012). "Setting some things right: Margaret Thatcher’s top privatizer looks at how the Iron Lady would handle Nova Scotia’s problems". Halifax Herald (Sunday Magazine). Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Watson, Thomas (9 October 2006). "An apology for Eleanor Clitheroe". Canadian Business. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Order of Nova Scotia Recipients 2011". Nova Scotia Protocol Office. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Order of Canada Appointments". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Graham Day: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

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