January 2017

Ontario’s Plan for Economic Growth and Prosperity

11:45am-1:30pm | Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

The Ontario government is on track to balance the budget in 2017-18, while implementing the largest investment in infrastructure in the province’s history, and improving education, healthcare and government services. Ontario’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country and private-sector economists expect the Province’s growth to continue to outpace the rest of Canada over the next two years, with the Conference Board of Canada recently describing Ontario as “a pillar of growth”.

Join us to hear The Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance talk about the Province’s plan to strengthen economic competitiveness, create jobs and ensure more people are sharing in the benefits of economic growth.

Charles Sousa

Minister of Finance
Government of Ontario

Charles Sousa

Charles Sousa is Ontario’s Minister of Finance and has been the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Mississauga South since 2007.

As Minister of Finance, Charles has overseen the delivery of Ontario’s first balanced budget in a decade, supporting historic investments in infrastructure, education and healthcare. He has played a lead role in the formation of the Canadian Cooperative Securities Regulator and led Ontario’s negotiation with the federal government and other provinces to enhance the Canada Pension Plan.

He possesses an extensive background in the financial sector, working at RBC Financial Group for more than 20 years in commercial banking. He has also served as a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Toronto Board of Trade, and as a director of the American Chamber of Commerce.

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