An Order of Canada recipient and founder of multiple charitable endeavors has joined the Canadian Freedom Institute.

Reford MacDougall, C.M. is the newest board member of the Canadian Freedom Institute. MacDougall was the co-founder of the Montreal Economic Institute and has founded multiple charities focused on youth and cultural festivals in Montreal.

The former financial journalist was the primary actor in bringing the case against a unilateral declaration of independence before the Supreme Court of Canada and was integral in organizing NO rallies in the city of Montreal in 1995 during the referedum on Quebec’s separation from Canada.

As an alumnus of the Adam Smith Institute in London, England, MacDougall brings free market think tank expertise to the Canadian Freedom Institute.

MacDougall received the Order of Canada for his decades of fundraising for over 30 charitable organizations.