The C.D. Howe Institute established the SME Working Group to provide governments and regulatory authorities with recommendations that will support the success and growth of Canadian SMEs - particularly concerning: 

  • Removing barriers to availability and access to long-term patient financing;
  • Broadening Canadian capital markets, and;
  • Fostering an improved environment for business growth across Canada.

Co-Chairs

Michael Denham

Michael Denham

Vice Chairman, Commercial and Financial Markets, National Bank of Canada

Members

Pat Chaukos

Director, Office of Growth and Innovation, Ontario Securities Commission

Pierre Cléroux

Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC

Feridun Hamdullahpur

Former President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo

Peter Hawkins

Managing Director & Controller, MELLOHAWK Logistics
Jeremy Kronick

Jeremy Kronick

Director, Monetary and Financial Services Research
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David Knight Legg

Senior Advisor, Board, Invest Alberta
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Monique Leroux

Senior Advisor, Fiera Capital
David Lisk

David Lisk

Vice-President, National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
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Rodney MacDonald

International Corporate Affairs - Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Intuit Canada