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 (Retired), Université du Québec à Montréal
Bob Baldwin

Proprietor, Baldwin Consulting
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
Leo de Bever

Former CEO, Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Brad Corson

Brad Corson

Chairman, President and CEO, Imperial Oil
David F. Denison

David F. Denison

Former President & CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board