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May 29

Delivering Real Change: Investing in the Middle Class

Annual Directors' Dinner with The Honourable Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:30
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Join us on May 29 for the C.D. Howe Institute’s Annual Directors’ Dinner to hear Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, speak about the challenges the government has faced, the changing nature of the Canadian economy, and how the government plans to invest in the middle class. Our Annual Directors’ Dinner is our chance to recognize and thank our generous Directors, corporate members, donors, and sponsors.

The dinner will take place from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Members: $350 | Non-members: $600 | Table of 10: $3,000

Please contact Tammy Trepanier, Event Planner, to register: ttrepanier@cdhowe.org.

The Honourable Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance

Bill Morneau is Canada's Minister of Finance and has been in that role since 2015. He is the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, and an accomplished business leader.

As Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill has played a key role in shaping government policy and initiatives, including the introduction of the Canada Child Benefit, tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses, and the negotiation of an enhanced Canada Pension Plan.

Between 1990 and 2015, Bill led the human resources firm, Morneau Shepell, through a period of transformational growth. Under his leadership, the firm grew from 200 employees to 4,000, becoming the largest firm of its kind in Canada.

As a community leader, Bill has worked to support the arts, help at-risk-youth, and improve access to health care and education. Over a period of 20 years, he served as the chair of the board at St. Michael's Hospital, Chair of Covenant House and Chair of the C.D. Howe Institute, and sat on many boards, including at the Loran Scholars Foundation and the Learning Partnership.

Internationally, Bill founded a school for Somali and Sudanese girls in Kakuma Refugee Camp, a UNHCR camp in northern Kenya.

Bill has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and previously served as pension investment advisor to the Ontario government. He holds a BA from Western University, an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

Toronto ON, The Omni King Edward Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 37 King Street East

C.D. Howe Institute events are open to members and their guests. Members can register online by signing in here, or contacting cdhoweevents@cdhowe.org.