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Izzy Asper

Personal data
Date of birthAugust 11, 1932
Place of birthMinnedosa, Manitoba
Date of deathOctober 7, 2003(age 71)
Place of deathWinnipeg, Manitoba
Birth nameIsrael Harold Asper
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal
SpouseBarbara "Babs" Asper
ChildrenDavid, Gail, and Leonard
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba
OccupationLawyer, politician, media owner
ReligionJudaism
Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party
In office1970 - 1975
Succeeded byCharles Huband
Preceded byRobert Bend
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Wolseley
In office1972 - 1975
Succeeded byRobert Wilson
Preceded byLeonard Claydon

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Israel Harold "Izzy" Asper, (August 11, 1932 - October 7, 2003), Canadian tax lawyer and media magnate, was the founder of CanWest Global Communications Corp and father to current CEO and President Leonard Asper, current director and corporate secretary Gail Asper, as well as Executive Vice President David Asper.


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