Serving on the Board since 1999, Mr. Donald K. Johnson is a Member of the Advisory Board, BMO Capital Markets and a former Vice-Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. Mr. Johnson continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the firm following his 2004 retirement. He also serves on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. He played a key role in convincing the federal government to eliminate the capital gains tax on gifts of listed securities in the 2006 Budget and in the April 2015 Budget, to eliminate the capital gains tax on gifts of private company shares and real estate. Unfortunately, the 2016 budget stated the government would not implement the April 25 budget measure. He is now on a Campaign to convince the government to include this measure in the 2019 Budget.
Mr. Johnson is Chair of the Vision Science Campaign. He is Board Champion of the Vision Program and the Krembil Neuroscience Centre Campaign. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.