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Oct 06 2021

CABE Conference: Rolling the Dice on Canada’s Economic and Fiscal Future

The public health downturn in 2020 cannot be compared to a traditional business cycle contraction. It had tremendous impact on all areas and actors in the economy and society. Unique fiscal tools were used to bridge some of the problems. The recovery provides us with a chance to evaluate how we want to move forward as a society. CABE is very fortunate to have Don Drummond, one of the most experienced policy advisors and economic thinkers in the last decades. He will advise on the choices that he sees for the way forward.

DonDrummond125x125 Stauffer-Dunning Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University Don Drummond

Don Drummond is the Stauffer-Dunning Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. In 2011-12, he served as Chair for the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services. Its final report, released in February 2012, contained nearly four hundred recommendations to provide Ontarians with excellent and affordable public services.

Mr. Drummond previously held a series of progressively more senior positions in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy and tax policy during almost 23 years with Finance Canada. His last three positions were respectively Assistant Deputy Minister of Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy & Legislation and most recently, Associate Deputy Minister. In the latter position he was responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations and coordinated the planning of the annual federal budgets.

He subsequently was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the TD Bank (2000-2010), where he took the lead with TD Economics’ work in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad.  For Canada, this work was conducted at the city, provincial, industrial and national levels. TD Economics also analyzes the key policies which influence economic performance, including monetary and fiscal policies. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria and holds an M.A. (Economics) from Queen’s University.  He has honorary doctorates from Queen’s and the University of Victoria and is a member of the Order of Ontario.

Mr. Drummond is currently Chair, Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards; Fellow-in-Residence, C.D. Howe Institute and; member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices.

Event Details

Oct 06, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST

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Public Attendee List

  • John Gerritsen
  • Margaret Zafiriou
  • Susan Mowbray
  • Pujan Thakrar
  • Ann-Marie Lurie
  • Jonathan Thibault
  • Miles White
  • Jim Whitestone
  • Rebekah Young
  • Eric Lascelles
  • Alexander Vanderhoof
  • Jane Walpole
  • Melville McMillan
  • Julie Turcotte
  • Greg Landry
  • Michael Veall
  • Sandra Dunn
  • Jeffrey Salik
  • Richard Guertin
  • Ming Her
  • Judith McWhinney
  • Inbal Marcovitch
  • Terence Smyth
  • Charles St-Arnaud
  • James Marple
  • Aaron Aerts
  • Narendra Budhia
  • Jiangnan Ji
  • Joel Thomson
  • Paul Jacobson
  • surinder Suri
  • Joseph Macaluso
  • Steven Wald
  • Ray Gormley
  • John Hoicka
  • Trevor Cummings
  • Steve Dorey
  • Natasha Apollonova
  • Erik Johnson
  • Ryan Biln