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September 24, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Dwight Duncan as a Senior Fellow.

“Dwight combines intense interest in public policy with long and varied practical experience,” commented Robson. “The C.D. Howe Institute has already benefited from his wisdom and energy, notably through his leadership of the Institute’s Crisis Working Group on Business Continuity and Trade. We are delighted to build on that collaboration.”

“From the time I was a student, through my years as Ontario Finance Minister, until today; the CD Howe Institute has been a thought leader on Canadian public policy,” said Duncan. “It is a real privilege to be associated with the Institute as it continues to advocate thoughtful debate, and solutions, to a range of society’s most challenging issues.”

Dwight Duncan serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor at McMillan LLP, one of Canada’s largest and most respected full service law firms. Mr. Duncan also serves as a Principal of McMillan Vantage, the firm’s wholly owned public policy advisory firm.

Mr. Duncan currently sits on the Board of Directors, and Chairs the Audit Committees, of Travelers Insurance Canada and the Dominion General Insurance Company. In addition, he sits on the Boards of Directors of Crown Crest Trust, and the Global Risk Institute.

Mr. Duncan also Chairs the Board of Directors of the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority, the federal crown corporation overseeing the construction and operation of the $5.7 billion Gordie Howe International Bridge. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the MS Society of Canada’s Scientific Research Foundation where he serves as Treasurer.

Prior to joining McMillan, Mr. Duncan had a distinguished career in public service that spanned close to 25 years.

During his time as a Member of the Ontario Legislature he served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet, Chair of Cabinet, Government House Leader, Minister of Energy, Minister of Revenue, Minister of Government Services and Opposition House Leader.

Mr. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and MBA (University of Windsor) as well as a B.A. (Economics –McGill University).

Mr. Duncan has received numerous awards and distinctions including an honorary doctorate of laws degree from the University of Windsor, where he currently serves as Executive-in-Residence at the Odette School of Business.

In addition, he has received the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals, and recognition as one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life Magazine (2012).

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

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