Michael Meighen

Michael Meighen of Toronto, Ontario, was educated in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario. He graduated from McGill University (B.A.) and Univesité Laval (LL.L cum laude) and thereafter practiced law in Montreal and subsequently Toronto. He was elected National President of the Progressive Conservative Association of Canada and was the Party’s official candidate for the riding of Westmount-St-Antoine in the 1972 and 1974 Federal elections. He acted as Co-Chief Counsel to the Deschênes Commission on War Criminals and, in 1990 was appointed to the Senate of Canada where he served for 21 years including a three year term as Chair of the Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. Mr. Meighen has been a director of numerous public, private and not-for-profit companies. In addition to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (Canada), Mr. Meighen also Chairs the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation and is the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Allision University, the University of New Brunswick, Western University and McGill University. In 2014 Michael Meighen was appointed the 19th Chancellor of McGill University. In 2015 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Michael and his wife Kelly have three grown sons and reside in Toronto, Ontario and St. Andrews, New Brunswick.