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The Honorable Larry Smith is a widely recognized and respected figure in Quebec. Mr. Smith is a member of the Senate of Canada and former leader of the opposition in the Senate. Mr. Smith is well-known in Montreal from his days as a fullback with the Montreal Alouettes from 1972 to 1980, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the same team from 1997 to 2001 and again in 2004. Working tirelessly to promote professional and amateur football, Mr. Smith also served as Commissioner of the Canadian Football League (CFL) prior to his first term as Alouettes’ President.

Outside of football, Mr. Smith has served on a number of civic charitable boards, including as Co-President of the 2001 Montreal Centraide Campaign and on the board of the Canadian Olympic Committee. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience in the business world, including positions with John Labatt, Ltd., and Ogilvie Mills, Ltd., and as president and publisher of The Montreal Gazette in 2002 and 2003.

Mr. Smith graduated from Bishop’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from McGill University.