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Eric Stefanson

ImageEric Stefanson
Director, Chair of Audit Committee

Eric Stefanson was the Managing Partner of the Central Canada Region (CCR) for BDO Canada LLP Chartered Accountants and Advisors, one of the largest accounting firms in Canada, from 2004 to 2009. He was Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Finance and Planning for Assante Canada from April 2001 to January 2004 and from November 1999 to April 2001 he was the Chief Operating Officer for Assante Asset Management Ltd.

Eric Stefanson was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Kirkfield Park constituency from 1990 to 2000. He served as the Minister of Health and Deputy Premier from February 1999 to October 1999. In 1997, he was given the responsibilities of Minister responsible for Sport, Minister charged with the administration of the Boxing commission Act, and the Fitness and Amateur Sport Act.

Eric Stefanson was Minister of Finance, Minister charged with the administration of The Crown Corporations Public Review and Accountability Act, and Chair of Treasury Board from September 1993 to February 1999. From February 1991 to September 1993, he was Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Minister responsible for Sport.

From 1982 to 1989, he was a Winnipeg city councilor and served as Deputy Mayor from 1986 to 1988.

Eric received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1971 and graduated from chartered accountancy in 1975. He also received his Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (FCA) in 1991. From 1978 to 1990 Eric was a partner in Stefanson and Lee, a local chartered accountancy firm.

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