J. David A. Jackson

Senior Counsel at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

J. David A. Jackson

J. David A. Jackson

Senior Counsel at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Biography

J. David A. Jackson, ll.b.

Director since 2013

Mr. Jackson is Senior Counsel at the Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He joined the firm in 1972, became a partner in 1980 and was its Chairman from 1995 to 2001. He retired as a Partner of the law firm in 2012.

Mr. Jackson is a director of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life. He served on the Boards of Power Financial from 2013 to 2020 and of IG Wealth Management from 1991 to 2001. He also served as a director of a number of public and private corporations. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance by numerous independent assessment organizations.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Birthday

1947

Age

74

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Power Corp. of Canada

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Director, Co-President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Great-West, London Life & Canada Life at Great-West Lifeco Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Great-West Life Assurance Co.

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Deputy Vice Chairman of the Board & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Pargesa Holding SA

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Vice Chairman at Power Corp. of Canada

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Director at LafargeHolcim Ltd.

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Member-North American Group at The Trilateral Commission

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Founding President at Shape Up Foundation

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President at McArthur & Associates Ltd.

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Former Global Head of Regulatory Policy & Strategy at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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J. David A. Jackson
Senior Counsel at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Education
LLB
Class of 1972

Osgoode Hall Law School is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the oldest law school in Ontario, and is one of the professional faculties at York University. Osgoode Hall Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in Canada by Maclean's Magazine, ranking second among common-law schools in 2011 and 2012. Named after the first Chief Justice of Ontario, William Osgoode, the law school was established by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1889. The school was at the centre of the debates over the principles of modern legal education in the 1950s. Osgoode Hall Law School provided many of the founding members of the bar in the prairie provinces. Today, the law school offers a professional degree in law that is accepted for bar admission in every province in Canada with the exception of Quebec, as well as the American States of Massachusetts and New York. Osgoode has three joint degree programs, as well as Canada's largest graduate program in law. Osgoode Hall Law School has adopted the Juris Doctor degree designation which has replaced their previous Bachelor of Laws designation. The law school is home to the Law Reform Commission of Ontario, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, the German Law Journal, and the largest law library in the Commonwealth. Osgoode Hall Law School students may participate in a number of clinical and intensive programs, including the Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP), the Poverty Law Intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services, the Criminal Law Intensive, the Innocence Project, and the Osgoode Business Clinic.[5] According to the Official Guide to Canadian Law Schools, Osgoode Hall Law School has the most extensive range of clinical programs in Canada. The primary student government at Osgoode is the Legal and Literary Society. Osgoode Hall Law School is particularly known for its leading role in the areas of constitutional law, the Charter and human rights, and international law. (Peter Hogg, Brian Slattery, Patrick J. Monahan, Jean-Gabriel Castel) Some of the world's most important legal scholars teach at Osgoode, including Leslie Green who holds the University of Oxford's statutory Chair in Philosophy of Law. Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former judge at the Supreme Court of Canada, Louise Arbour taught at, and later became the associate dean of, Osgoode Hall Law School.

Bachelor of Commerce
Class of 1969

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The year 2013 will mark the University of Windsor's 50th anniversary as a public institution, but the story of our university actually began with its founding in September of 1857, when the first students arrived to study at its predecessor, Assumption College.

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Current

Ontario Bar Association is a bar association representing lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Ontario. It is also a branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Established in 1907, OBA was incorporated on April 22, 1985.

Career History
Senior Counsel
1972 - Current

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP provides legal advisory services. Its areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, alternative dispute resolution, aviation, communications, competition, construction, and e-commerce law. The firm offers legal advisory services in areas such as pension and employee benefits, products liability, restructuring and insolvency, sports, taxation, structured finance, outsourcing, and securities law. The company was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Vice Chairman
Prior

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre owns and manages hospitals. It operates as an academic health sciences center. The firm’s services encompass treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, orthopedic and arthritic conditions, and traumatic injuries. It focuses on areas of heart and stroke, cancer, trauma, emergency, and critical care, and women and babies. The firm caters to the war veterans, high risk pregnancies, critically-ill newborns, adults, and the elderly. The company was founded on June 12, 1948 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

The Great-West Life Assurance Co. provides insurance and financial services. The firm offers a portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families and business owners. The company was founded on August 28, 1891 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada.

Director
1991 - 2001

Founded in 1926, Investors Group, Inc. is an investment advisor headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The firm is a subsidiary of IGM Financial, Inc. (Toronto: IGM.TO), one of Canada’s premier personal financial services companies and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of mutual funds and other managed asset products. Their ultimate parent is Power Corp. of Canada (TSX: POW), a diversified management and holding company that has interests, directly or indirectly, in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United States and Europe. Investors Group provides financial solutions to Canadians through a network of consultants located throughout Canada. They offer a range of insurance, securities, mortgage and banking services.

Chairman
1972 - Prior

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP provides legal advisory services. Its areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, alternative dispute resolution, aviation, communications, competition, construction, and e-commerce law. The firm offers legal advisory services in areas such as pension and employee benefits, products liability, restructuring and insolvency, sports, taxation, structured finance, outsourcing, and securities law. The company was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Suncor Energy, Inc. (Inactive) purchases Petro-Canada resulting in a new company Suncor Energy, Inc.

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Power Corp. of Canada, Great-West Lifeco Inc. purchase Putnam LLC from Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

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