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National Council


The C.D. Howe Institute’s National Council brings together a distinguished group of Canadian business leaders, academics, former public officials, and other experts to provide strategic perspectives relevant to the Institute’s overall research program. David Dodge, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP and former Governor of the Bank of Canada, chairs the Council. Its members provide their insights about emerging national, sectoral and regional policy challenges to support the quality and relevance of the Institute’s research and related activities.


David Dodge
Former Governor, Bank of Canada; Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP


Elyse Allan, O.C.
Former President and CEO, GE Canada
Steve Ambler
Professor of Economics, Université du Québec
Anita Anand
J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance; Professor of Law & Academic Director, Centre for the Legal Profession and Program on Ethics in Law and Business
Åke Blomqvist
Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Tom Closson
Tom Closson
Former President & CEO, Ontario Hospital Association; President and CEO, Tom Closson Consulting
Marshall Cohen
Marshall Cohen
Former Deputy Minister, Industry, Trade & Commerce, Energy, Mines & Resources, and Finance, Canada; Counsel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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