Canada and the U.S.: Partners in Prosperity

Canada and the U.S.: Partners in Prosperity

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027 1501

Delivered by the Honourable William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada

Welcome by Patricia Mosser, Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy at Columbia SIPA

Moderated by Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia SIPA

Please note that registration is required for this event.

Co-sponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia SIPA, the Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy at Columbia SIPA, and the Consulate General of Canada.

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.

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.

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.