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Guest Speaker: David Tsubouchi

November 27, 2020 @ 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

David Tsubouchi is the Registrar Emeritus of the Ontario College of Trades (regulator of trades). Mr. Tsubouchi holds a B.A. from York University, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, an LL.D. from Assumption University in Windsor, a D.S.Litt. from Huntington University and C.Dir. from McMaster University..

David Tsubouchi is the first Japanese Canadian to be elected to office in Canada and has served as the MPP for Markham for two terms and has held cabinet posts in the Ontario Legislature including Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations, Solicitor General, Chair of Management Board and Minister of Culture. Prior to serving in the Ontario Legislature, Mr. Tsubouchi served as a Councillor for the Town of Markham for two terms.

Mr. Tsubouchi currently sits on the board of directors for OMERS Administration Corporation and the Ontario Arts Council. He has served as the Honorary Consul General for Mongolia (Toronto). He has served on many boards of directors. He was also appointed as the Co-Chair of the Canada Vietnam Business Council by the Republic of Vietnam.

Mr. Tsubouchi, as the campaign chair, has raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations and institutions including Seneca College, George Brown College and the Rising Sun Campaign to assist the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.

Mr. Tsubouchi has received numerous awards and honors including the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilee Medals, NAAAP 100 Award, The Bruce Bryden Award (York University), The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, The Award of Merit From the Japanese Canadian Community and the Canadian Horse Racing Industry Award of Recognition.

David Tsubouchi has been an international key note speaker in many countries including Dubai, Macau, China, Japan, Canada and the United States on casino development, infrastructure, arts and culture, trade, politics and business development. 

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