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Blair East

Blair East


Blair has over 30 years of experience in a diverse range of business, industry and personal situations involving tax, financial planning, estate planning, business set up and succession, accounting, assurance, and compliance related issues for private organizations, owners and families, and individuals.

He particularly enjoys collaborating with clients, as a respected and trusted financial advisor, to help them develop and implement strategies to achieve their financial and personal goals.  Blair’s industry experience includes real estate investment and development, metal recycling, medical instruments and professional service organizations – including doctors, architects, engineers and lawyers.

Blair has spent  many hours of volunteer time to support his profession.  Most recenlty, he was a North American region board member of PrimeGlobal.  He is a past chairman of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant’s International Qualifications Appraisal Board, which studies foreign accounting designations for reciprocity, and is a past member of numerous committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and the District of North Vancouver.

Blair graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1978.  From 1975 to 1986, Blair was with Price Waterhouse where he rose to senior manager.  After growing his own public accounting practice for thirteen years Blair merged with Manning Elliott in January 2000.

When not at work, Blair and his wife Janie can be found travelling the world, enjoying their recreational property near Fernie, BC and gardening in their beautiful backyard at home.

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