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SOLD OUT: A Discussion with Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada
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SOLD OUT: A Discussion with Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada

When: Monday, April 3, 2017
Where: World Economic Forum
3 East 54th Street, 19th Floor
New York, New York  10022
United States

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The Canadian Association of New York in partnership with the World Economic Forum and Consulate General of Canada in New York  is pleased to invite you to a discussion with the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada.   The Minister will deliver remarks  on "Building Confidence in our Middle Class", touching on measures announced in Canada’s recently released Budget 2017, and participate in a moderated armchair discussion.  


This event is free to attend and coffee will be served.  Guests should proceed directly to the 19th Floor at the World Economic Forum (3 East 54th Street).  



Bill Morneau was appointed as Minister of Finance of Canada on November 4, 2015, following his election as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. Prior to that appointment, he had a very successful business career. He has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years.

When Bill became President of Morneau Shepell in 1992, the firm employed 200 people and provided employee benefits and pension services. Under his leadership, the company expanded to become the largest Canadian human resources company, employing 4,000 people in Canada and around the world, and he took the company public in 2005 on the TSX.

Bill studied retirement issues as a member of the Government of Ontario's Pension Advisory Council, and in 2012 he was appointed as Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario's Minister of Finance.

Bill's community service in Toronto Centre is extensive. He has worked to support the arts, help street kids, and improve access to health care and education. He was chair of the board of St. Michael's Hospital, Covenant House and the C.D. Howe Institute, and sat on the boards of the Loran Scholars Foundation and The Learning Partnership.

Internationally, Bill founded a special school for Somali and Sudanese girls in an African refugee camp.

In 2002, Bill was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. He has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and has authored numerous articles on public policy issues. Bill holds a BA from Western University, an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.