Toronto, Ontario , Canada
|| February 14, 1952
Mar 29, 2013 11:49pm
|Info||A graduate of Upper Canada College and the University of Western Ontario, John Carmichael’s broad range of business experience and community service has equipped him with the tools and the determination to bring responsibility, consensus-building, and sound management back to government. John understands how politics and governance should work, and he is eager to bring his experience to government and to be a strong new voice for Toronto in Ottawa as the Member of Parliament for Don Valley West. |
John is the Chairman and CEO of City Buick Pontiac Cadillac GMC Ltd, a long standing, family owned and operated business that has been a part of the Toronto Community for over 50 years. He has served as president of a national leasing company, as Chairman of ARK e-tail Services and as Chairman of Commonwealth Financial Corporation. He brings policy development experience from his role as Past Chairman of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association and from his appointment as founding chairman of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council. In both these roles John has been a leader in promoting consumer protection and raising standards in the automobile industry.
Outside his business life, John is a strong advocate for strengthening community and family. John’s commitment is evident from his many years as a volunteer and fundraiser, focusing on championing the causes of health care, education and sport. John is a member of North York General Hospitals Governors Council and has served on the Wellesley Hospital Foundation Board. John is an avid golfer and has been a competitive rower for many years. He is also the current president of Rowing Canada Aviron and a director of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
A resident of Toronto all his life, John and his wife Kerry are the proud parents of three grown children, Christin, Michael and Julie.