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Donald Johnston takes ITIC role

Donald Johnston, secretary general of the OECD between 1996 and 2006, has joined the International Tax and Investment Centre’s board of directors as an honorary co-chairman. He will advise ITIC on key fiscal reform programmes and ITIC’s work in the BRIIC (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia and China) and other emerging economies.

Before his role at the OECD, Johnston was a tax lawyer in Canada, first with Stikeman Elliott and then the now-defunct Heenan Blaikie. He was a Canadian member of parliament for 10 years and served as minister of state for science and technology, and minister of state for economic and regional development in the government that was in office between 1980 and 1984.

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