John Bragg (businessman)

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John L. Bragg
OC B.Comm B.Ed
Born (1940-05-03) May 3, 1940 (age 74)
Springhill, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian

John L. Bragg, OC (born May 3, 1940) is a Canadian businessman and former Chancellor of Mount Allison University.

Born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from Mount Allison University. He is the Chairman, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Frozen Foods Limited, a food manufacturer which he founded in 1968 and operates the largest fruit farm in the world, with over 12,000 acres (49 km²) of wild blueberries.[1] He also founded a cable television company in the 1970s which became known as Bragg Communications and was subsequently expanded to become EastLink.

He is a director of TD Bank Financial Group, Canada Bread Limited, Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc.[2]

In 1996, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[3] In 1994, he was awarded the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Governor General of Canada Ray Hnatyshyn.[4]

Bragg had a net worth of $490 million CDN in 2006. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Oxford Frozen Foods". Retrieved May 29, 2006. 
  2. ^ "TD Bank Financial Group - Corporate Directors". Retrieved May 29, 2006. 
  3. ^ Order of Canada citation
  4. ^ "House of Commons Hansard". Retrieved May 29, 2006.