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Member Only Webinar

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of our Canadian Economy and How to Fix it

April 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please join us at our latest webinar in our GRI Macroeconomic Policy series as we hear from leading Canadian economists Don Drummond and Jack Mintz as they discuss what's wrong with our Canadian economy and offer monetary and fiscal policy suggestions to address our economic challenges.
After more than a decade of unprecedented economic pressures since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/2009 and the fallout forces of the current pandemic, Canada's real economic growth rate is the worst since the Great Depression.
Together, they will discuss a broad range of economic topics, including:
  • Canada's economic growth and productivity challenges
  • How to deal with our debt burden caused by the pandemic
  • Should we expect inflation and can we keep it under control


Don Drummond


Don Drummond

Adjunct Professor and
Stauffer-Dunning Fellow


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.


Dr. Jack M. Mintz

Jack Mintz,
President’s Fellow of the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Dr. Jack M. Mintz served as the Palmer Chair and Director from January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2015.  He also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited and Morneau Shepell and is the National Policy Advisor for Ernst & Young.

Dr. Mintz held the position of Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School of Business from 1989-2007 and Department of Economics at Queen’s University, Kingston, 1978-89. He was a Visiting Professor, New York University Law School, 2007; President and CEO of the C. D. Howe Institute from 1999-2006; Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance, Ottawa; and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Management, University of Toronto, 1993 – 1995.

He chaired the federal government’s Technical Committee on Business Taxation in 1996 and 1997 that led to corporate tax reform in Canada since 2000. Dr. Mintz became a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 as well as receiving the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community.



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April 8, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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