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September 24, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Bernard Morency as a Senior Fellow.

“Bernard is an unfailing source of insight into challenges and solutions related to retirement saving and income,” said Robson. “His wisdom and experience make him a valued member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Pension Policy Council, and contributor to the Institute’s research program.”

“Canada is facing challenges that cut across many dimensions: slowing economy, environmental concerns, demographic shift, cultural change and the affordability of health care to name a few. It needs organizations like the C.D. Howe Institute who, through high quality research and clear communication, help Canadian policymakers see beyond the challenges of the moment and adopt policy that will stand the test of time.”

Mr. Morency is Adjunct Professor at HEC Montréal where he collaborates with the Retirement and Savings Institute. He is a Senior Fellow of the Global Risk Institute and a member of the Board of Directors of Desjardins General Insurance Group, Laval University and the International Center for Pension Management. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and chairs the Institute Public Affairs Council. He is a graduate from Laval University and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Morency spent nine years with La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec where he was Executive Vice-President, Depositors, Strategy and Chief Operations Officer. Among other things, he had responsibility for the relationship between La Caisse and its depositors, including their strategic asset allocation. He sat on the Executive and the Investment and Risk Committees.

Prior to this, Mr. Morency worked at Mercer for over 30 years. He occupied a variety of leadership and senior management positions including Executive Vice-President responsible for Mercer’s Retirement, Benefits, Investment and Outsourcing businesses worldwide and President of Mercer Health & Benefits. He was a member of Mercer's Canadian and global executive teams.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904, email: media@cdhowe.org.

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