Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos

Canada’s Minister of Health

The Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos is a Canadian economist, Member of Parliament and is currently Canada’s Minister of Health.

Jean-Yves Duclos studied at the University of Alberta, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in economics, followed by graduate and doctoral studies in economics at the London School of Economics. He was a tenured professor at Université Laval, where he also was the Director of the Department of Economics.

Jean-Yves Duclos was the president-elect of the Canadian Economics Association and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.

In 2015, Jean-Yves Duclos was elected to represent the riding of Quebec in the House of Commons. He has previously served as President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.