|Name Gwyn Morgan|
Education University of Alberta
|Organizations founded Encana|
Gwyn morgan c m member of the order of canada
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 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. 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
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.
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.