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December 13, 2019 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Louis Lévesque as a Senior Fellow.

“Louis combines a sharp, inquiring mind with an extraordinary range of experience as a public servant handling economic portfolios,” said Robson. “We are pleased that he will continue to inform and stimulate the C.D. Howe Institute’s work.”

‘The C.D. Howe Institute is a key contributor to informed public policy discussions in Canada and I am honored to be associated with the Institute as a Senior Fellow’ added Mr. Lévesque.

Lévesque began his career with Quebec’s civil service in 1983 as an economist, first with the Crop Insurance Board and then with the Ministry of Finance in the tax policy area.  He joined Finance Canada in 1991 and rose to the rank of General Director in the Tax Policy Branch and in 2001 in the Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch. 

Lévesque’s career focus shifted to federal-provincial relations and fiscal federalism first as Deputy Secretary of Intergovernmental Operations at the Privy Council Office and later as Assistant Deputy Minister in the Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch at Finance Canada. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Associate Deputy Minister with Finance Canada.

In 2006, Lévesque was promoted to Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office.  He then served as Deputy Minister of International Trade from 2008 to 2012, and was named as Canada’s G-20 Sherpa by the Prime Minister on October 1, 2010. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in 2012, a position he held until he retired from the public service in July 2015. He was appointed in 2017 as CEO of Finance Montreal, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the financial sector. 

Mr. Lévesque  was born in Québec city. He studied at Laval University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Economics.

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

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