October 15, 2008
An alumni member of LO heads this year’s edition of the Canadian National Exhibition. Jim McMillen, a member of the Scugog municipal council, was elected president of the CNE, overseeing all aspects of the annual Toronto event. The CNE’s budget this year is $55 million. Jim McMillen also has a a seat on the board of governors of Exhibition Place, which counts the CNE as a tenant.

McMillen helped found LO’s Durham Chapter. His history with the CNE goes back eight years, when he joined its executive board as a representative of Landscape Ontario.