December 2016

Navigating Canada's Housing Market

11:30am-1:30pm | InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front St. West , Toronto

Real estate is top-of-mind for many Canadians. Recent changes made at the federal and provincial levels as well as the enduring white-hot markets in Vancouver and Toronto have people talking. How will new regulations affect the market? Is the much-talked about housing bubble finally on the verge of bursting? What needs to be done to make homes more affordable?

Join the Economic Club of Canada for an exclusive talk about the state of the Canadian real estate market, featuring Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association and Jean-François Perrault, Chief Economist at Scotiabank. The discussion will be moderated by Greg Bonnell, Real Estate Reporter at BNN.

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

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

- Lunch will be served -

- For information about accessibility, please email merpaw@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to merpaw@economicclub.ca 48 hours in advance of event.

Greg Bonnell

Real Estate Reporter/Anchor

Greg Bonnell

Greg Bonnell is a reporter and anchor focusing on Canada’s booming real estate market, how it drives the economy and the risks that come with it. Bonnell, a former business editor of Canadian Press, also interviews many of Canada’s top economic policy makers.

Starting his journalism career in radio broadcasting before focusing on print, Greg has covered beats as diverse as politics, law, crime and entertainment.

Jean-François Perrault

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Jean-François Perrault

Jean-François Perrault joined Scotiabank in 2015 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist. He leads a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines and clients from retail to capital markets, providing Scotiabank's senior executives, business lines and customers with perspectives, insights and forecasts on economic, financial market and policy developments.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean-François held prominent roles with the federal government, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Tim Hudak

Ontario Real Estate Association

After a distinguished 21 years of public service in the Ontario Legislature, Tim Hudak is now the CEO-Designate of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), one of Canada’s largest provincial industry associations representing over 66,000 REALTORS®.

First elected to Queen’s Park in 1995, Hudak was appointed to Cabinet in three successive economic portfolios: Northern Development and Mines; Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Consumer and Business Services where he focused on job creation, spurring investment and modernizing regulations. As Minister of Consumer and Business Services, he worked closely with OREA to write the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, and to create the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).

In 2009, Hudak won the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, where he spearheaded the development of his Party’s integrated and detailed policies for job creation and economic growth. Two years later, he led his Party to the largest increase in the number of PC MPPs since Mike Harris in 1995.

Hudak earned an Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario, and was subsequently awarded a full academic scholarship to the University of Washington, where he obtained his Master of Arts in Economics. He is married to Deb Hutton and together they have two daughters, Miller and Maitland.

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