Johnston, David L.

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Johnston, David L.

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Born in Sudbury, Ontario , David Johnston received his B. A. from Harvard in 1963 . He holds law degrees from Cambridge University and from Queen's, and served on the Law Faculties of Queen's and the University of Toronto before being appointed Dean of Law at the University of Western Ontario in 1974. The author of numerous publications, he has specialized in securities regulation and in corporation and labour law. He took up his duties as Principal and Vice-Chancellor in September 1979, serving in that capacity until August 1994 . Thereafter, he continued his academic career at McGill, teaching in the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law.


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