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
Sherry Cooper

Sherry Cooper

Former Chief Economist, BMO; TMX Professor, DeGroote School of Business
Leo De Bever

Former CEO, Alberta Investment Management Corporation
David F. Denison

David F. Denison

Former President & CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board