Albert Wesley Johnson

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1923 – 2010

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Who was Albert Wesley Johnson?

Albert Wesley Johnson, CC was a Canadian civil servant, former president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, professor in the department of political science at the University of Toronto, and author.

Born in Insinger, Saskatchewan, he received a Master's in public administration from the University of Toronto and an MPA and a PhD from Harvard University. He was deputy treasurer of Saskatchewan from 1952 until 1964. In 1964 he became assistant deputy minister of finance for the federal government. From 1975 until 1982 he was president of the CBC. He subsequently taught at Queen's University and the University of Toronto.

In 1980 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1996 in recognition of his "outstanding career as a public servant, university professor and consultant on post-secondary education, social policy and public management both nationally and internationally".

He wrote the 2004 book Dream No Little Dreams, A Biography of the Douglas Government of Saskatchewan, 1944–1961.

After leaving the federal civil service he embarked on an international career:

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Born
Oct 18, 1923
Insinger
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • University of Toronto
Lived in
  • Saskatchewan
Died
Nov 9, 2010
Ottawa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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