The Honourable Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance
” Speech on Canada’s Economic Plan “
Mar 6, 2020
Since 2015, Canada has seen strong growth with unemployment at record lows, and Canada maintains the best balance sheet in the G7. But Canada must keep looking to the future.
Join Canadian Club Toronto and the C.D. Howe Institute when Minister Morneau will address the state of the Canadian economy in the current global context and how Canada will promote growth through the challenges and uncertainties that lie ahead.
Minister Morneau will be joined in conversation with Amanda Lang, BNN Bloomberg
The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P. , Minister of Finance
Bill Morneau is Canada’s Minister of Finance and has been in that role since 2015. He is the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, and an accomplished business leader.
As Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill has played a key role in shaping government policy and initiatives, including the introduction of the Canada Child Benefit, tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses, and the negotiation of an enhanced Canada Pension Plan.
Between 1990 and 2015, Bill led the human resources firm, Morneau Shepell, through a period of transformational growth. Under his leadership, the firm grew from 200 employees to 4,000, becoming the largest firm of its kind in Canada, providing services to thousands of Canadian organizations and millions of Canadians.
As a community leader, Bill has worked to support the arts, help at-risk-youth, and improve access to health care and education. Over a period of 20 years, he served as the chair of the board at St. Michael’s Hospital, Chair of Covenant House and Chair of the C.D. Howe Institute, and sat on many boards, including at the Loran Scholars Foundation and the Learning Partnership.
Internationally, Bill founded a school for Somali and Sudanese girls in Kakuma Refugee Camp, a UNHCR camp in northern Kenya.
Bill has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and previously served as pension investment advisor to the Ontario government. He holds a BA from Western University, an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.