Jan. 29, 2019 - Economic Outlook 2019 and the Federal Election
January 29, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Château Laurier, Adam Room
In 2019, federal politicians will be lacing up their running shoes and campaigning hard to win your vote. Our economy will once again dominate much of the debate.
To kick off this important year, the Canadian Club of Ottawa is putting its traditional Economic Outlook Panel to the task of providing key insights on what voters should expect and what political strategists of stripes should be focussing on.
Moderated by Mike Moffat panelists will include:
- Dawn Desjardins, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist at RBC - Francis Fong, Chief Economist at CPA Canada
Expect thought provoking discussion and unprecedented opportunities for audience input.
Who is Mike Moffat?
Mike Moffatt is an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey and is Senior Director, Policy and Innovation, Smart Prosperity Institute. In 2017, Mike was the Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada, advising Deputy Ministers on innovation policy and emerging trends. From 2013-2015 Mike served as an economic advisor to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.
More on Dawn Desjardins...
Dawn Desjardins joined the Royal Bank Economics team in January 2006 as a senior economist. She is responsible for the macroeconomic and interest rate forecasts for Canada and the U.S. Previously, Dawn worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Toronto covering the Canadian bond and currency markets. She was also the Canadian bond market strategist for a major U.S. bank for ten years. Dawn is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
What about Francis Fong?
Francis Fong joined CPA Canada as Chief Economist in February 2017. Francis was previously director of economic risk and senior economist at TD Economics where he oversaw risk activities including internal and regulatory stress testing. He has also conducted numerous reports on a variety of social and economic issues including immigration, youth unemployment, income inequality, financial markets, and labour market issues. Francis holds a master's degree in economics from Queen's University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.