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Peter A. Howlett works with many companies and is an investor in major projects in North America, Europe and Asia. He is currently president of Montorsan Holdings and Meta Energy and is a founding member of the Montreal International Institute for the Environment. Throughout his career, Mr. Howlett has demonstrated a strong commitment to the community.

In fact, Peter A. Howlett has become involved with a number of non-profit organizations. For example, he is president and founder of Portage Canada, a national organization that has helped more than 33,000 people since it was founded. He is president of Les Amis de la montagne and has actively participated in fundraising campaigns for various charitable organizations, such as the campaign for the 50th anniversary of The Priory School, along with campaigns for the Butters Foundation, the Greene Avenue Community Centre and the Maison Smith. He has also served as a board member for the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Peter A. Howlett has shown great commitment to Concordia University as a member of the Board of Governors, vice-president of the Concordia Foundation, and an honourary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

These accomplishments have earned Mr. Howlett many accolades, including the Order of Canada, an award for excellence from the Concordia University Alumni Association, “Irishman of the Year,” and an honourary award from the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA ). Under his presidency, Les Amis de la montagne received an honourary award for heritage and the environment from the City of Montréal and Héritage Montréal.

Peter A. Howlett has a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College as well as a Bachelor of Law from McGill University. He was also a professional football player for the Montreal Alouettes from 1967 to 1970 and was a member of the Canadian rugby team in 1974.