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


Steve Ambler

Professor of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal
Åke Blomqvist

Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
Tom Closson

Principal, Tom Closson Consulting; Former President & CEO, Ontario Hospital Association
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
Wendy Dobson

Co-director, Rotman Institute for International Business