Perrin Beatty

The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, is the president and chief executive officer of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association.

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Bio

The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, is the president and chief executive officer of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. A descendant of one of Canada’s most prominent manufacturing families, he grew up in Fergus, Ontario, and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1971. Perrin was first elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative in 1972. During his 21 years in Parliament, he served as minister in seven different portfolios, including the Treasury Board, national revenue, solicitor general, defence, national health and welfare, communications and external affairs.