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Nation Builder

W. Galen Weston, O.C.

Born 1940, the youngest of nine children, he came to Canada from England at age four. Though from a prominent family, in his early twenties he struck out on his own and built a chain of grocery and department stores in Ireland. At 31, he returned to Canada to lead his family’s North American businesses and is credited with a “textbook turnaround” of their operations. With holdings in supermarkets, bakeries and merchandising, he is also president of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians. W. Galen Weston is a builder of Canada.

With thanks to
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
George Weston Limited

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