June 2016

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau: Long-Term Growth for the Middle Class

7:45am-9:15am | Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present the Government’s new approach to economic growth for the middle class, and discuss issues of importance for the Canadian economy, including federal-provincial negotiations on retirement security, housing and global volatility.

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

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

- Breakfast will be served -

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Minister of Finance Bill Morneau: Long-Term Growth for the Middle Class

Bill Morneau

Minister of Finance
Government of Canada

Bill Morneau

Bill Morneau was appointed as Finance Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015, following his election as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. Prior to that appointment, he had a very successful business career. He has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years.

When Bill became President of Morneau Shepell in 1992 the firm employed 200 people and provided employee benefits and pension services. Under his leadership, the company expanded to become the largest Canadian human resources company, employing 4000 people in Canada and around the world, and he took the company public in 2005 on the TSX.

Bill studied retirement issues as a member of the Government of Ontario’s Pension Advisory Council and in 2012, he was appointed as Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Finance.

Bill’s community service in Toronto Centre is extensive. He has worked to support the arts, help street kids, and improve access to health care and education. He was chair of the board of St-Michael’s Hospital, Covenant House and the CD Howe Institute, and sat on the boards of The Loran Scholars Foundation and The Learning Partnership.

Internationally, Bill founded a special school for Somali and Sudanese girls in an African refugee camp.

Bill has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and has authored numerous articles on public policy issues. Bill holds a B.A from Western University, an M. Sc. (Econ) from London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

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