February 2020

Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Discusses Canada’s Plan to Grow an Economy that Benefits Everyone

7:30am-9:00am | The Westin Calgary - 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary

While the Canadian economy is strong and growing, Minister Morneau will discuss the very real regional economic concerns of Western Canada. This conversation includes key strategic investments the government is making to strengthen the economies of Western Canada, and the government’s commitment to an open and collaborative relationship with Alberta, Saskatchewan, and all provinces and territories. Morneau will also discuss the government’s plan to strengthen the middle class, build a more sustainable economy, and Canada’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

- Breakfast will be served -
Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +GST
Table (seats 10): $800 +GST

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


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- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted nadia@economicclub.ca by Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.
- Refunds/credits: We require three business days notice in advance of the event date for ticket cancellations

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Bill Morneau

Minister of Finance
Government of Canada

Bill Morneau

Bill Morneau is Canada’s Minister of Finance and has been in that role since 2015. He is the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, and an accomplished business leader.

As Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill has played a key role in shaping government policy and initiatives, including the introduction of the Canada Child Benefit, tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses, and the negotiation of an enhanced Canada Pension Plan.

Between 1990 and 2015, Bill led the human resources firm, Morneau Shepell, through a period of transformational growth. Under his leadership, the firm grew from 200 employees to 4,000, becoming the largest firm of its kind in Canada, providing services to thousands of Canadian organizations and millions of Canadians.

As a community leader, Bill has worked to support the arts, help at-risk-youth, and improve access to health care and education. Over a period of 20 years, he served as the chair of the board at St. Michael’s Hospital, Chair of Covenant House and Chair of the C.D. Howe Institute, and sat on many boards, including at the Loran Scholars Foundation and the Learning Partnership.

Internationally, Bill founded a school for Somali and Sudanese girls in Kakuma Refugee Camp, a UNHCR camp in northern Kenya.

Bill has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and previously served as pension investment advisor to the Ontario government. He holds a BA from Western University, an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

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