OEA/CABE 2018 Spring Policy Conference

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Thursday 08 March 2018, 08:00 - 16:30


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OEA/CABE 2018 Spring Policy Conference


Thursday, March 8, 2018

8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa


The theme for this year’s conference is:

Achieving Inclusive Growth in Canada





 (7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast)

Opening Remarks (8:00 a.m.)

Armine Yalnizyan, CABE President

Brian Kingston, OEA President


Keynote Address (8:10-9:00 a.m.): Economic outlook

Douglas J. Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director, BMO Financial Group


Session I (9:00-10:15 a.m.): Why do women earn less than men?

Jennifer Robson, Assistant Professor, Carleton University

Steven Tobin, Executive Director, Labour Market Information Council

       Carole Vincent, Carole Vincent Consultation


Coffee and Networking break (10:15-10:45 a.m.)


Session II (10:45-12:00 p.m.): Strategies for financial inclusion

Elizabeth Mulholland, CEO, Prosper Canada

Joe Deschênes Smith, Principal and Founder, Trillium Housing


Luncheon and Keynote Address (12:00-2:00 p.m.)

Annette Verschuren O.C., Chair and CEO, NRStor Inc.


Session III (2:10-3:00 p.m.): Inclusive tax policy

Lindsay Tedds, Associate Professor, University of Victoria


Session IV (3:00-4:15 p.m.): The progressive trade agenda

Kristelle Audet, Associate Director, Conference Board of Canada

Carlo Dade, Director, Canada West Foundation

David Usher, Director General, Global Affairs Canada


Concluding Remarks (4:15-4:30 p.m.)


Networking Reception (4:30-6:00 p.m.)


* Additional speakers may be added - check back for updates.


Early Bird Registration Rates*

OEA/CABE Members:  $350 + HST

Non-members:  $450 + HST

*Only Available Until February 9, 2018


Registration rates after February 9:

OEA/CABE Members: $450 + HST

Non-members: $550 + HST

Program details will be posted on www.cabe.ca as they become available.