Purdy Crawford

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

Purdy Crawford was a former Chairman of Imasco, Ltd.


Mr. Crawford joined Imasco, Limited in 1985 as President and Chief Operating Officer. In 1986 he became Chief Executive Officer, and in 1987 was named Chairman, President ad Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Crawford retired as Chief Executive Officer in 1995, but continued serving as non-executive Chairman until the sale of Imasco in February 2000. Prior to joining Imasco, Mr. Crawford was a senior partner with the law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, practicing primarily in the corporate/commercial area.

Imperial Tobacco Ltd. is one of Canada's major cigarette producers, and is a subsidiary of Imasco Ltd., circa 1994 (WSJ 5/9/94).

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