George Harold McIvor

George Harold McIvor, businessman, public servant (b at Portage la Prairie, Man 1894; d on vacation in Scotland 2 Mar 1991). Starting in the grain business at 15, McIvor rose from work at a country elevator to the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. In 1935 he joined John I.

George Harold McIvor

George Harold McIvor, businessman, public servant (b at Portage la Prairie, Man 1894; d on vacation in Scotland 2 Mar 1991). Starting in the grain business at 15, McIvor rose from work at a country elevator to the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. In 1935 he joined John I. McFarland as assistant chief commissioner of the CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD. He became chief commissioner of the board in 1937, and held the post until 1958 when he became chairman of Robin Hood Flour. He was closely linked to C.D. HOWE and was blamed by many for Howe's unpopular policies during the wheat glut of the mid-1950s. McIvor retired to Calgary in 1969.