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Premier Consults with Chief Economists of Canada's Five Largest Banks

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Premier Consults with Chief Economists of Canada's Five Largest Banks

Roundtable to discuss jobs and the economy

Office of the Premier

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford consulted today with key economic experts to discuss the province's economy and how Ontario's Government for the People can help create jobs, facilitate economic investment and support business growth.

"We are working to lower taxes, stabilize hydro bills and cut red tape, all in an effort to help the private sector grow and succeed," Ford said. "Working together with industry experts, we will let the world know that Ontario is open for business."

Consulting with economists, experts and entrepreneurs is part of the Ford Government's overall commitment to improve Ontario's economy and support job growth. Ontario's government remains focused on creating an economic environment that helps businesses thrive and encourages investment. Among the topics discussed was the economic importance of reaching a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to protect the thousands of jobs at stake in the province's automotive, steel and agriculture industries.


  • Chief Economist of RBC - Craig Wright
  • Chief Economist of BMO - Douglas Porter
  • Chief Economist of CIBC - Avery Shenfeld
  • Chief Economist of Scotiabank - Jean-François Perrault
  • Deputy Chief Economist of TD - Derek Burleton
  • Ontario Premier - Hon. Doug Ford
  • Minister of Finance - Hon. Vic Fedeli
  • President of the Treasury Board - Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy
  • Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade - Hon. Jim Wilson
  • Minister of Infrastructure - Hon. Monte McNaughton

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