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Claude Forget


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Claude Forget
Former Quebec Minister of Social Affairs; President, CEF Ganesh Corporation

PhD studies (Economics), Johns Hopkins University

MA (Economics and public finance), London School of Economics

LLB, University of Montreal


Mr. Forget's career has spanned the public service, academia and private sector. Select highlights include: Researcher, Royal Commission on Taxation, 1963-1964; Professor of Economics at the University of Montreal, 1966-1969; Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec, 1971-1973; Minister of Social Affairs, 1973-1976; partner at SECOR, 1984-1989; and Chairman of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance, 1985-87. He later pursued a career as an executive in many corporations in the financial and telecom sectors (1989-2004).

He holds a law degree from the University of Montreal, degrees in economics and public finance from the London School of Economics, and pursued doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University.

He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1991.

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