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Mr. David A. Asper

Executive Vice President

CanWest Global Communications Corp.

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CanWest Global Communications Corp.

3100 Canwest Global Place 201 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L7


Company Description

Canwest Global Communications Corp. (, (TSX: CGS and CGS.A,) an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of English language ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


The Asper Foundation

Assistant Professor of Law

University of Manitoba


National Post

Chair and Co-Founder

Amenity Health Care

Sessional Lecturer

Lakehead University

Adjunct Faculty

Arizona State University

Sessional Lecturer

University of Toronto Faculty of Law


Amenity Health Care



Winnipeg Free Press

Executive Chairman

Board Member
Cubresa Inc

Member of the Board of Governors
St. John's-Ravenscourt School

Board Member

Board Member

Center for Constitutional Rights Inc

Member of the Chief Justice of Advisory Board
Historica Canada

Advisory Board
Canadian Judicial Council

Governing Council of the University of Toronto

David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights at the University of Toronto

Member of the Dean's Advisory Board
University of British Columbia Innocence Project

Board Member
Arterial Stiffness Inc.

Law Society of Manitoba Articling Task Force

Member of the Dean's Advisory Board
UBC Innocence Project

Advisory Board Member
Accretive Advisor Inc

Board Member
Allegro Media Inc.

Board Member
Merry Go Round Foundation

Board Member
The Fraser Institute

Chairman of the Stakeholders Steering Committee
Province of Manitoba

Board Member
Outstanding CEO Of

Chairman, Publishing Committee of the Board of Directors, CanWest
Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Finance Committee
Center for Christian Study

Board Member
Frontier Centre for Public Policy

Board Member

Board Member
Canadian Club

Chairman of the Publications Committee
Montreal Newspaper Guild


Board Member


University of Toronto

Bachelor of Arts

University of Manitoba


Master's Degree of Law

University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law



U of T law school



University of Toronto

Web References (79 Total References)

StarTiger - Browse Celebrities by Category or A-Z [cached]

David Asper Lawyer: Represented David Milgaard, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1970. With Asper arguing the case before the Supreme Court of Canada, Milgaard's conviction was overturned in 1992. // Former Executive Vice President of CanWest Global

Canterbury Park Capital LP [cached]

DAVID ASPER FOUNDER David Asper is the Executive Vice President of CanWest Global Communications Corp., and Chairman of the National Post newspaper. He is a member of the board of directors of CanWest and serves as a member of both its corporate Executive Management and Pension Committees. Previously Mr. Asper has served in a variety of management roles within the CanWest organization and played major roles in a variety of its acquisitions both within Canada and internationally. Mr. Asper is also responsible for a number of the Asper family's private investments, including its real estate division.

SJRAA Notable Alumni - St. John’s-Ravenscourt School [cached]

David Asper '76 : Lawyer; businessman; Chairman of the National Post newspaper; Executive Vice President of CanWest Global Communications Corp

About | [cached]

In fact, CanWest publications committee chair David Asper in a speech in January borrowed lyrics from the rock group REM: "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," he said.

Our Donor [cached]

David Asper is a lawyer, business-person, philanthropist and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service. Starting his career as a lawyer Mr. Asper focused primarily on criminal defense litigation and successfully represented David Milgaard in overturning one of Canada's most notorious wrongful conviction cases.

In philanthropy and public service, Asper is Chair of The Asper Foundation, which is one of Canada's largest private charities. He is also Vice Chair of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club, member of the Board of the Pan Am Clinic Foundation and co-Chair of the 2015 CFL Grey Cup Festival Committee. Through his philanthropy Asper provided the lead gift to establish the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights at the University of Toronto. He has also established major endowments at the University of Manitoba, United Way and the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba where he actively supports the Jewish Child and Family Services Helping Hand Initiative. For several years Asper successfully led the community effort to construct a new football stadium in Winnipeg, now known as Investors Group Field. Past community involvement includes President of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Chairman of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Vice Chair of the Canadian Football League Board of Governors, Co-Chair of the 2006 Winnipeg Grey Cup Festival, Governor and Vice Chair at St. John's Ravenscourt School, member of the University of Toronto Governing Council, member of the Board of the Canadian Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. Asper has been recognized with the Arbour Award from the University of Toronto, Consumers Choice Winnipeg Businessman of the Year, CFL Commissioners Special Award and the Award of Distinction from Destination Winnipeg.

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