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Canada’s Richest People: The Harrison McCain Family

Canada’s Richest People
Harrison McCain Family
(Photo: Bob Wilson/CP)

Harrison McCain Family

Net Worth:
$3.79 billion
(▲2.4% from 2017)

Rich 100 rank: #23
Change in rank from 2017: ▼4
Major company holdings: McCain Foods
Location: Florenceville, N.B.

This side of the McCain clan has the largest share in the family firm, McCain Foods. Last April, the company announced a $65-million expansion of a potato processing plant in Florenceville, N.B., the town where it was founded. The business also made its debut as a tech investor, contributing to Series B funding for Fredericton drone crop-monitoring startup Resson Aerospace, and announced a research program in the works aimed at developing precision agriculture technologies for the potato industry.

Though a management team of hired guns manages day-to-day operations, Harrison’s son Mark is active as deputy chairman of the board. His daughter Ann is a director of the McCain Foundation and chairs a separate charitable organization named for her father.

Updated Thursday, November 9, 2017