Event

6

March 2020

Growing an Economy that Works for Everyone

11:30am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front St W, Toronto

Join Minister Maryam Monsef, Minister Mona Fortier, and Minister Anita Anand for an important address to the Economic Club of Canada.

Economic growth creates more profit for businesses, thus making it a crucial economic indicator. We are excited to explore the link between economic growth and quality of life as it pertains to associated labour market trends, the place of women in economic development, and the role of the new economy.

This discussion will address GBA+ (gender-based analysis)—an analytical process used to assess how diverse groups of women, men, and non-binary people may experience government policy. The federal government recently renewed its commitment and is working to strengthen implementation across government, departments, and industry.

This engaging panel discussion will explore how the federal government is growing Canada’s middle class and strengthening the economy by delivering proactive pay equity legislation and gender-based budgeting.

- 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

Important:
- For information about accessibility, please email nadia@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted nadia@economicclub.ca.
- Refunds/credits: We require three business days notice in advance of the event date for ticket cancellations

*The views expressed on the Economic Club platform are not that of the Economic Club or its affiliates but of the speakers alone and the organizations they represent*

The Hon. Anita Anand

Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Government of Canada

The Hon. Anita Anand

The Honourable Anita Anand was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Oakville in 2019.

Minister Anand is a scholar, lawyer, researcher, and mother of four children. Born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, she moved to Ontario in 1985.

Minister Anand is a devoted leader with a proven record of service. In her Oakville community, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Lighthouse Foundation for Grieving Children, the Oakville Hospital Foundation, and Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.

For the past two decades, Minister Anand has been a legal academic, employed most recently as a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto where she held the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance. She served as Associate Dean and was a member of the Governing Board of Massey College and the Director of Policy and Research at the Capital Markets Research Institute, Rotman School of Management. She has also taught law at Yale Law School, Queen’s University, and Western University.

Minister Anand has completed extensive research on the regulation of financial markets, corporate governance, and shareholder rights, and has appeared regularly in the media to discuss these topics. In 2015, she was appointed to the Government of Ontario’s Expert Committee to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives. She has conducted research for Ontario's Five-Year Review Committee, the federal Wise Person's Committee, and the Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada. In 2019, the Royal Society of Canada awarded her the Yvan Allaire medal for outstanding contributions in governance relating to private and public organizations.

Minister Anand holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies from Queen's University, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994.

Minister Anand and her husband, John, raised their four children in Oakville.

The Hon. Maryam Monsef

Minister for Women and Gender Equality
Government of Canada

The Hon. Maryam Monsef

The Honourable Maryam Monsef was first elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha.

Minister Monsef is a dedicated community organizer, a former Peterborough mayoral candidate, and a co-recipient of the YMCA’s Peace Medallion.

A passionate volunteer, Minister Monsef has sat on the boards and committees of several high-profile organizations. She was the Vice-President of the YWCA of Peterborough and Haliburton Board of Directors, and a former director of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group as well as the New Canadians Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers in the Peterborough and Northumberland regions.

Minister Monsef was also the co-founder of the Red Pashmina Campaign, a grassroots initiative she started while at Trent University, which has successfully raised over $150,000 to date to help support women in Afghanistan.

Minister Monsef has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trent University, and speaks English, Farsi, and Dari.

The Hon. Mona Fortier

Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance
Government of Canada

The Hon. Mona Fortier

Elected in 2017, the Honourable Mona Fortier is the first female Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier.

Minister Fortier has always believed that she can best serve her community by getting involved and taking action. Her expertise covers the areas of health care, education, job creation, and francophone affairs.

Prior to being elected, Minister Fortier worked as the Chief Director of Communications and Market Development at Collège La Cité and managed her own strategic communications consulting firm. She has also served on several non-profit Boards of Directors, including the Montfort Hospital, the Ontario Provincial Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs, and the Shaw Centre. In addition, she has received numerous awards for her community involvement, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Minister Fortier is focused on making life more affordable for Canadians, protecting the environment, and helping businesses prosper. She is a strong advocate for linguistic duality and always searches for the right balance between prosperity and social justice.

As a mother of three, a University of Ottawa graduate, community leader, and entrepreneur, Minister Fortier knows that it is important to come together with an ambitious plan to build stronger and better communities while growing the middle class.

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