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April 16, 2024

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David Harris, Bcomm, MBA, CMA, FICB, CD, CSC, TEP

Professional Status

  • President, Harris Beattie MacLennan & Company Limited, Halifax
  • In full-time income tax practice since 1989
  • Member, Tax Specialist Group (TSG)
  • Author of numerous papers on Canadian and international taxation, lecturer and media commentator on tax issues
  • Former instructor at the Canadian Tax Foundationís annual Estate Planning Course, an intensive course designed to provide lawyers and accountants specializing in taxation with the most advanced estate planning information
  • Treasurer, Liberal Party of Nova Scotia
  • Member of Board of Directors of Medmira Inc, a publicly traded biotechnology company. Chair of Audit and Compensation Committees
  • Former Board Member and Executive Committee Member of Nova Scotiaís Central Regional Health Board, a public body with budgetary responsibility of $350 million and 4,000 employees.
  • Has taught at several Canadian and US universities in the faculties of Business, Law and Dentistry


  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Society of Management Accountants of Nova Scotia

Academic Background

  • Trust and Estate Practitioner, 2001
  • Certified Management Accountant, 1989
  • Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, 1986
  • Master of Business Administration - Applied Mathematics, Dalhousie University, 1984
  • Bachelor of Commerce- Accounting (First Class Honours), Dalhousie University, 1983