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Canadian government official

Roy MacLaren was Canadian government official. Commissioner Trilateral Commission; chairman Canada Institute International Affairs, Canada-India Business Council, Atlantic Council, Canada Europe Business Round Table; council member International Institute Strategic Studies, Ditchley Foundation; Member of Pratt's (London), White's (London), Rideau Club (Ottawa), Toronto Club, Royal Canada Yacht Club.

Background

MacLaren, Roy was born on October 26, 1934 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Wilbur and Anne (Graham) MacLaren.

Education

Bachelor, University British Columbia, 1955. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1957. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1974.

Master of Divinity, University Toronto, 1991. Data Control Language (honorary), University Toronto, 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University N. Alabama.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University New Brunswick. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Prince Edward Island.

Career

Foreign service officer Canada Diplomatic Service, 1957-1969. Director corporation public affairs Massey-Ferguson Ltd., Toronto, 1969-1974. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Ogilvy & Mather, 1974-1976.

Chairman C.B. Media Ltd., 1976-1993. Member Parliament of Canada, 1979-1984, 88-96, parliamentary secretary to minister of energy, mines and resources, 1980-1982, minister of state (finance), 1983-1984, minister of national revenue, 1984, minister of international trade, 1993-1996. High commissioner for Canada to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1996-2000.

Retired, 2000

Board directors Brookfield, Algoma Central, Seaway Maritime Transport, Pacific Safety Products. Former honorary colonel 7th Toronto Regiment Royal Canada Artillery.

Works

Membership

Commissioner Trilateral Commission. Chairman Canada Institute International Affairs, Canada-India Business Council, Atlantic Council, Canada Europe Business Round Table. Council member International Institute Strategic Studies, Ditchley Foundation.

Member of Pratt's (London), White's (London), Rideau Club (Ottawa), Toronto Club, Royal Canada Yacht Club.

Connections

Married Alethea Mitchell, June 25, 1959. Children: Ian, Vanessa, Malcolm.

father:
Wilbur MacLaren

mother:
Anne (Graham) MacLaren

spouse:
Alethea Mitchell

child:
Ian MacLaren

child:
Vanessa MacLaren

child:
Malcolm MacLaren