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Mr. David A. Asper

Wrong David A. Asper?

Chair and Trustee

Phone: (204) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Asper Foundation
1504-201 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3K6

Company Description: One of the major initiatives of The Asper Foundation is its Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program. The program objectives are to promote respect for others and...   more

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  • Masters , Law
    U of T law school
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A Message from David Asper, Chair and Trustee
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David Asper, Chair and Trustee on March 2nd, 2014
Board of Directors | Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 3 Mar 2014 [cached]
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Others are suggesting David ..., 1 Dec 2013 [cached]
Others are suggesting David Asper has been misleading the public for years.
That's why it's prepared to float a loan to Asper to get it started. And it is under construction as we speak.
Recently, I talked to David Asper who, barring a disaster, will soon be the owner of the Blue Bombers, and who says his real estate firm, Creswin Properties, is going through all the tenders and coming to terms with a final cost. He still believes it will be around $115 million.
Taggedbrett favre, Creswin Properties, David Asper, minnesota vikings, New York Yankees, stadium battle, TBS/FOX, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
If Selinger Says So, Then it Has to Be True Posted onMarch 27, 2010byScott Taylor|2 Comments
Saturday morning, David Asper woke up to the best news he's had since the Winnipeg Football Club accepted his proposal to build a new football stadium in Winnipeg way back in January of 2007.
The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Premier Greg Selinger would make an announcement "in days," guaranteeing that he would "step in to ensure a new home for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be built at the University of Manitoba."
As the story unfolded it became apparent that no one in Manitoba, including Asper, knew much of this incredible development but it was clear he was going to be the beneficiary of what appeared to be $85 million in provincial government money - $85 million that had not been written into the provincial budget.
But yesterday, Asper didn't sound too happy.
"I'm not talking about it," Asper snapped, when asked about the new deal.
Still, if this story is true, and I certainly believe it is, Selinger is going to give Asper an $85 million gift while the feds give him $15 million. When Asper gets his new mall operating, he'll get an option to purchase the team. Wow! that IS a new deal. It's not even close to the agreement the Bombers have with Asper. Not even close.
TaggedCanad Inns Stadium, Creswin Properties, David Asper, mayor of winnipeg, ndp government, premier greg selinger, sam katz, tcf bank stadium, University of Manitoba, university of minnesota, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Free Press
So when media baron and property developer David Asper came forward 14 months ago with an idea to build a new stadium and take over ownership - and fiscal responsibility - from the community board that has run the team for almost 80 years, it seemed like the right thing to do.
Still, Asper has spent the last 14 months doing everything possible to sell his idea to the community. He's run an interactive web site,; he's held open forums, both public and with special interest groups; and he's acquiesced to the demands of federal, provincial and civic politicians.
He has done everything in good faith.
Now I would not have thought anything of that question coming from, say CJOB, a Corus radio station that is and always has done quite well financially, but for CBC to send out its child reporter to suggest that Asper, who is using his own money (not Canwest's money) to build the stadium, would soon go broke and we'd have a helluva mess is patently outrageous.
Still, despite all of its own incompetence, some CBC news producer sent out a little girl with an attitude to suggest Asper was somehow going to fail miserably. Had she only bothered to use Google, she might have learned that Creswin Properties and Canwest Communications are two different companies run by two different people.
Taggedcanwest, cbc, CFL, Creswin Properties, CTV, dallas cowboys, David Asper, leonard asper, U of M Bisons, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
In fact, David Asper's dream of building a new football stadium in Winnipeg and, ultimately, taking over control of the city's CFL franchise, is very close to coming true.
TaggedCanwest Park, Creswin Properties, David Asper, jim toth, ken wiebe, Mayor Sam Katz, MTS Centre, new stadium, Point Douglas, shaw tv, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Goldeyes
MediaBully | Seriously Free Speech Committee, 25 Feb 2014 [cached]
Like Conrad Black before them, CanWest chiefs Leonard and David Asper are fond of saying they can't control what Canadians think.
Digging in his heels, David Asper famously borrowed a lyric from R.E.M. in a December 2001 speech: "I can say to our critics, and especially to the bleeding hearts of the journalist community, that it's the end of the world as they know it, and I feel fine."
DAVID A. ASPER Executive Vice-President Chairman, National Post
Mr. Asper, a lawyer, joined the Company in 1992 and is currently an Executive Vice-President of Canwest and Chairman of the National Post Company. He is a member of Canwest's Executive Management Committee and oversees the corporate office functions as well as the Canwest corporate affairs group. He is a member of the Board of Governors of St. John's Ravenscourt School, an Honourary Director of The Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Institute and a Director of The Asper Charitable Trust. Mr. Asper is also Chairman and founder of the Daremax Foundation through which Mr. Asper supports numerous charitable causes.
David Asper, 1 Nov 2009 [cached]
David Asper
> Asper Centre > Who We Are > David Asper
David Asper
David Asper is a business executive and Assistant Professor of Law, Robson Hall Law School at the University of Manitoba. A member of the Manitoba and Ontario Bar, he left the formal practice of law in 1992 after successfully serving as co-counsel in the David Milgaard wrongful conviction case and winning Mr. Milgaard's freedom before the Supreme Court of Canada. Asper earned a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2007. He joined CanWest Global in 1992 and has served as a member of CanWest's corporate development and operations team on many domestic and international projects. In addition Asper oversees the Canwest corporate communications groups based in Winnipeg and Toronto, including its highly successful philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs. In 1997, he was appointed to CanWest's Board of Directors and has also served on several subsidiary Boards in Canada and abroad. From 2003 until 2009 Asper served as Chair of the National Post where he maintained corporate responsibility for business strategy development as well as overall editorial standards in the company's publishing division. In 2007 Asper became a founding investor in Canterbury Park Capital, a private equity firm, where he serves on the investment committee and as a Director of Allegro Media Group, an investee company. He is also Executive Chairman of Creswin Properties which is a private real estate investment company. A past Director and Chair of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Asper is also an Honourary member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre; Vice Chair of the Pan Am Clinic Foundation in Winnipeg; and recently retired after serving several years as a Trustee of St. Johns Ravenscourt School. Asper also served as co-Chair of the 2006 Grey Cup Festival in Winnipeg, for which he was recognized by Destination Winnipeg with an Award of Distinction, and was also honoured by the Canadian Football League with the Commissioner's Special Award. He is a member of the Chief Justice of Canada's Advisory Board of the Canadian Judicial Council and was appointed by the Government of Ontario to the Governing Council of the University of Toronto where he served until his recent academic appointment at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Asper is also a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at the University of British Columbia Innocence Project. In July 2008 Asper was recognized with the Consumers Choice Award Businessman of the Year in Winnipeg. Also in September 2008, he received an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto recognizing his volunteer efforts toward promoting and improving the University experience. Asper is the founding Chair of The Daremax Foundation, which supports many local and national philanthropic projects. These include leadership giving to the United Way, the University of Manitoba Bison Football program and Asper has established a Centre for Constitutional Rights through a multi-million dollar gift to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Married to Ruth with three children, Asper lives in Winnipeg.
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