APEBC [Vancouver]: Federal Election 2019: A Review of the Parties’ Platforms on Economic Policy

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Wednesday 16 October 2019, 12:00 - 13:30


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Federal Election 2019: A Review of the Parties’ Platforms on Economic Policy

The presenters will provide a non-partisan overview and assessment of the main federal political parties’ election platforms, through the lens of the B.C. economy and business community. This will include a review of the party platform commitments touching on fiscal policy, tax reform, climate and energy policy, infrastructure issues, and the development of human capital and workforce skills. 

Speakers: Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the Business Council of British Columbia, and Ken Peacock and David Williams, who are Vice Presidents at the Council.


Business Council of British Columbia
1050 West Pender St Suite 960
Vancouver BC V6E 3S7

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. 

Cost: APEBC and CABE members in good standing $13, Students $15, Others $35. Lunch is included. Charges include GST.

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Registration closes 5 p.m. Monday, 14 October 2019 (note: this is a public holiday).  For instructions on how to make a purchase: http://www.cabe.ca/store_video

About the Speakers






Jock Finlayson is Executive Vice-President and Chief Policy Officer at the Business Council of British Columbia. Jock holds a master’s degree in business from Yale University, undergraduate and M.A. degrees from UBC, and a post-graduate diploma in economics from the University of London. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Royal Roads University in 2014. He has served on boards of directors and advisory groups for several organizations, including the Bank of Canada, Statistics Canada’s National Statistics Council, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, Genome BC, and the Canada West Foundation.






Ken Peacock is the Council’s Vice President and Chief Economist. Ken contributes to the Council’s work on economic and policy issues and is the author of several regular Business Council publications on the provincial economy. Ken holds a master’s degree in economics from Simon Fraser University, is a past President of the Association of Professional Economists of B.C., a member of the B.C. Economic Forecast Council, and a member of the Fair Wages Commission.






David Williams is the Council’s Vice President of Policy. He develops research and public policy solutions in the areas of productivity, innovation, taxation and human capital. David holds a DPhil (PhD) and a MPhil in economics from Oxford University. Prior to his role at BCBC, David was a Senior Economist at the Bank of Canada, a PhD Research Intern at the International Monetary Fund and the Senior Advisor for Economic Policy at Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.