Ontario’s Fall Economic Statement
In-Person Event – The Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister, Ontario Ministry of Finance
In accordance with provincial public health guidelines, the C. D. Howe Institute will require attendees for in-person events to show proof of vaccination (i.e., an official QR code, a second-dose receipt for a two-dose vaccine series, or a single-dose receipt for a one-dose vaccine; these vaccines must be approved by Health Canada). Members and guests who cannot receive the vaccine due to a medical exemption can attend with a doctor’s note and proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 24 hours. Face masks will be mandatory during the event, except while eating. A 50-person capacity limit is set for the venue.
C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.
The Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister, Ontario Minister of Finance
Peter Bethlenfalvy has been serving as Ontario’s Minister of Finance since December 2020. Prior to his role at Finance, he served in Cabinet as President of the Treasury Board between 2018 and 2021. He was elected as MPP for Pickering—Uxbridge in 2018.
Minister Bethlenfalvy is responsible for ensuring Ontario’s long-term fiscal sustainability and providing the fiscal firepower needed to protect the health and wellbeing of Ontarians in the face of COVID-19.
During his time as President of the Treasury Board, he was responsible for the province’s expenditure management efforts, the government’s internal audit work, and was the official employer of the province’s public servants. Minister Bethlenfalvy led the creation of Ontario’s Office of the Comptroller General – the first of its kind in any Canadian province – and is Chair of the Future State Modernization Committee.
As Minister of Finance, he is responsible for the management of the province’s finances and building the environment for long-term economic prosperity. In the face of COVID-19, Minister Bethlenfalvy is focused on providing the supports Ontario families, workers, and businesses need through the pandemic. As the province charts its long-term recovery, he is working to ensure our health care system, communities and economy are positioned to emerge stronger than ever before.