May 2017

Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - Canadian Room - 1 Rideau, Ottawa

Canada is in a global innovation race.We are competing with other countries around the world for the most talented people, the fastest-growing companies and the newest technologies.‎ Jobs and prosperity will go to the countries that get those three things right. The Government of Canada is targeting its investments in high-growth areas where Canada is a world leader.The goal is to establish engines of growth that create new opportunities for Canadian businesses to expand beyond our borders. That’s how innovation will create middle-class jobs that equip Canadians with the skills they need for today and tomorrow.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email morano@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to morano@economicclub.ca by Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Government of Canada

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

The Honourable Navdeep Bains is the Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton and was appointed Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development on November 4, 2015. He has extensive parliamentary experience, having represented Mississauga–Malton from 2004 to 2011. He served as Privy Councillor and Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and then as Critic for Public Works and Government Services, the Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism.

Minister Bains was an adjunct lecturer at the Master of Public Service program at the University of Waterloo and a distinguished visiting professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. His private sector experience includes several years at the Ford Motor Company of Canada.

In addition to ties within the academic and business communities, he has held Director positions with social and cultural organizations within the non-profit sector. He is the recipient of a number of awards recognizing his work in promoting diversity in communities.

Minister Bains has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor. He also holds a Certified Management Accountant designation.

He is a long-time resident of Mississauga, where he lives now with his wife and two children.

Our Sponsors