Gwyn Morgan

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For the Welsh writer, see Gwyn Morgan (writer).

Gwyn Morgan, C.M. is a director on the boards of several large corporations in Canada, including EnCana Corporation. He is also on the board of trustees of the right wing think tank, the Fraser Institute, a director for The Manning Centre for Building Democracy and a non-executive director of HSBC. He is the former Chairman of SNC-Lavalin and President and CEO of EnCana Corporation.[1] Morgan writes a column for the business section of the Globe and Mail.

Morgan was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2010.

Public appointment commission controversy[edit]

In 2006, Morgan was appointed by Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper to chair the new public appointment commission. However, the appointment was rejected by opposition MPs due to statements Morgan had made linking refugees with crime in Canada and because Morgan's past role as a supporter and fundraiser for the Conservative Party of Canada would conflict with the commission's role of eliminating the use of public appointments for partisan patronage purposes.[2]

Conservatives countered with the fact that the previously-governing Liberals had sponsored a program under Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada targeting a community "made up of recent Arabic and Somalian immigrants" with the goal of reducing crime.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q&A with retired oilman Gwyn Morgan". Maclean's. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Frustrated PM abruptly cancels public appointments commission". Canada.com. 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  3. ^ {{cite web |url=http://www.psepc.gc.ca/res/cp/ev/pe-en.asp |title=Keeping Canadians Safe, Project Early Intervention |publisher=Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada} |accessdate=2013-11-02}
  4. ^ "Smearing Mr. Morgan". National Post. 17 May 2006.