David P. O'Brien

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David P. O'Brien "is a director of the C.D. Howe Institute and is also Chancellor of Concordia University. Mr. O’Brien was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PanCanadian Energy Corporation (oil and gas) from October 2001 to April 2002 and was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific Limited (energy, transportation and hotels) from May 1996 to October 2001. He worked in the legal profession from 1967 to 1977, and in the oil and gas industry since 1978. He has also held senior executive positions at Petro-Canada. Mr. O'Brien was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008.

"Mr. O’Brien has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from Loyola College and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He also has an Honourary Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship (International) from Mount Royal College and an Honourary Doctorate of Civil Law from Bishops University." [1]

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  1. Directors, TransCanada, accessed September 25, 2009.