Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, will speak about the opportunities and challenges facing Ontario's economy today and into the future.
The automotive industry has long been the engine of Canada’s manufacturing economy. But it is said that this sector is about to experience more dramatic change in the next decade than it has in the past 50 years. Steve Carlisle, a Canadian who recently returned as President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada, will outline the key forces that will disrupt the auto sector and how GM plans to be part of that disruption - in electric vehicles, connected cars, autonomous driving cars and new approaches to urban mobility. He will also discuss how Canada can benefit from these new automotive horizons.
Gary Doer will offer his insight into the state of Canada-US relations based on his experience as Canada’s Ambassador to the US for the past six years. Ambassador Doer will delve into the issues currently shaping the largest trading relationship in the world, from enhanced border cooperation to trade successes and irritants. He will speak candidly on the current US political climate and the impact changing US priorities will have on Canada and Canadians in the near future.
As the 42nd G7 Summit, to be held in 2016, quickly approaches the Economic Club will host each G7 country’s respective Ambassador to Canada to discuss the economic landscapes pertaining to the global economy and economic growth/opportunities, foreign affairs, political relationships and international trade development.
Join us as the panel of chief economists share their predictions for 2016.
Featuring the Chief Economists from Canada's "big five" FIs.