OEA Post-Election Panel

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Wednesday 21 October 2015, 11:45 - 14:00


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Post-Election Panel

Results of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election:

Economic and Fiscal Implications



Lawrence Martin

Author and Public Affairs Columnist,

The Globe and Mail


Jennifer Robson

Assistant Professor,

Kroeger College,

Carleton University


Ian Lee

Assistant Professor,

Sprott School of Business,

Carleton University


No election in recent memory has been as close as Election 2015.  Three parties are in contention to win, but each is offering a different approach to economic and fiscal policy — choices that will shape the lives of Canadian for the next four years.    


Join the Ottawa Economics Association as two leading fiscal and economic policy commentators and a top public affairs correspondent provide a post-election assessment of what the winning party's platform means for taxes, spending, economic development, trade policy and human resource development. Reserve your place now for what promises to be a lively and informative presentation just two days after the October 19th federal election. 


 The OEA will also hold its brief Annual General Meeting during lunch, prior to the presentation.


WHEN:         Wednesday, October 21, 2015

                       11:45 a.m. – Registration and networking

                       12:10 p.m. – Lunch followed by presentation


WHERE:      Chateau Laurier Hotel, Drawing Room

         1 Rideau Street, Ottawa


COST:           OEA Members - $45 prepaid on-line; $75 at the door.

                    Non-members - $60 prepaid on-line; $90 at the door.

                    OEA Student members - $20 prepaid on-line; $30 at the door.


Note: Prices include HST. Payment at the door is subject to availability given space limitations. To receive on-line discount, on-line payment must be made at the time of registration.  Invoices will be issued at the door rate. OEA Payment Guidelines are available under OEA Chapter Information at https://www.cabe.ca.



To register, please visit the on-line store(OEA Events)by Friday, October 16, 2015.

Memberships may be purchased on-line in advance of the event.

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Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson was director of policy for the non-profit SEDI (now Prosper Canada), a senior research officer with Policy Horizons and a senior associate with the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.  She served as a senior adviser to the Task Force on Financial Literacy for the federal Department of Finance and has been a Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen’s University.  She holds a PhD in Public Policy and degrees in Political Science and Psychology.  Jennifer was chair of the Task Force on Family and Social Policy for the Liberal Party of Canada’s Renewal Commission, and served as a political assistant to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and as a policy assistant in the Office of the Prime Minister. Her research interests include social and tax policy, public administration, policy advocacy and the experience of women in politics.  Jennifer also teaches courses in Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration and Kroeger College’s Public Affairs and Policy Management undergraduate program.  She is a member of Carleton’s Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship and regularly collaborates with community-based organizations through the Asset-Building Learning Exchange and the Financial Literacy Action Network of Ottawa.


Lawrence Martin

Lawrence Martin is a public affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail and author of ten books, including several critically-acclaimed national bestsellers. He served as correspondent for The Globe and Mail in Washington, Moscow, and Montreal and is now based in Ottawa. His books include histories of Jean Chretien, Stephen Harper, Mikhail Gorbachev, Lucien Bouchard and hockey star Mario Lemieux. He has written two volumes on Canada-U.S. relations as well as a history of Russian hockey, which served as the basis for the 2014 documentary film, Red Army. He is a graduate of McMaster and Harvard universities and is a recipient of McMaster's Lifetime Leader Achievement Award.

Ian Lee

Ian graduated with his Ph.D. at Carleton University in 1989. Ian is an Assistant Professor in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University since 1988 where he teaches and researches business strategy and public policy. Prior to returning for his Masters and PhD, he was employed for almost 10 years in the financial services sector in Ottawa as a loan manager in consumer, mortgage and commercial credit for an American multinational and subsequently the Bank of Montreal. After completing his Master’s degree, he was employed in the head office of Canada Post as a financial policy analyst for 1 year before he started his PhD.  In summer of 1985, he was employed in the PCO, Machinery of Government. He has taught strategic management over 100 times in developing countries around the world, for EMBA programs in China, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Czech, Cuba, Latvia, Slovenia for Carnegie Mellon, U Washington, U Pittsburgh, SUNY Buffalo, U Calgary, Dalhousie, U Ottawa. He has published extensively in the How Ottawa Spends (McGill-Queens Press), the annual publication of Carleton University, concerning the PBO, government downsizing, public service reforms, and corporate income tax debate. He also published this June for Macdonald-Laurier Institute: “Is the cheque still in the mail?”. He has testified approximately 20 times before the Canadian House of Commons and Senate Committees since 2008. He has been in every federal budget lockup since 2008. Lee is a frequent analyst in the media including CBC The Exchange with Amanda Lang, CBC Power & Politics, CBC Radio, Global TV The West Block, CTV News Channel, BNN.