OEA/CABE: Brexit - What's Next?

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Thursday 07 November 2019, 11:45 - 14:00


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A conversation with


The Honourable John Bruton

former Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of Ireland


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Join the Ottawa Economics Association (OEA) and the Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE) for a discussion with former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton on Brexit and the implications for Ireland, Europe and the world.

Over the course a distinguished career Mr. Bruton served as Minister for Finance, Minister for Industry and Energy, and Minister for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism before becoming Prime Minister from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Bruton has a unique perspective on Brexit given his deep involvement in the Northern Irish Peace Process and role in finalizing the Stability and Growth Pact, which governs the management of the Euro. He is a regular speaker on global, European and Irish economic affairs.


WHEN:          Thursday, November 7, 2019

                     11:45 a.m. – Registration and networking

                     12:00 p.m. – Lunch followed by presentation            


WHERE:        Rideau Club, 99 Bank St, Ottawa


COST:            OEA Members - $50 prepaid online; $80 at the door

                      Non-members - $80 prepaid online; $100 at the door

                          Tables of eight - $595 prepaid online

                      OEA Student members - $25 prepaid online

                          Register for event plus purchase regular OEA membership - $116.37



Prices do not include HST.  To receive the online discount, an online payment must be made at the time of registration. Tables of 8 must be purchased online prior to close of business November 1st.    Payment at the door is subject to availability given space limitations and is via cash or cheque only. OEA Payment Guidelines are available under OEA Chapter Information at www.cabe.ca.


Please note the Rideau Club dress code: Mandatory jacket, collared shirt, and tie are required for men and ladies are expected to dress similarly (dresses, skirts, pants with a jacket).




To register, please visit the on-line store at www.cabe.ca (OEA Events) by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 4th, 2019.

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John Bruton


John Bruton was Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of Ireland from 1994 to 1997. In the 1980’s, he served as Minister for Finance (twice), Minister for Industry and Energy, and as Minister for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism .

In the 1970’s, he was a Parliamentary Secretary in the Departments, of Education, and of Industry and Commerce.

He was first elected to Dail Eireann in 1969 and served continuously as a member until 2004. From 2004 to 2009, he was EU Ambassador to the United States. From 2010 to 2015, he was President of IFSC Ireland.

Currently, Mr. Bruton is a member of the boards of Ingersoll Rand, of the Irish Diaspora Loan Origination Fund and of Smart Invest Ltd .He is also a member of the board of the Centre for European Policy Studies, of Cooperation Ireland,  and of the Club de Madrid. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC and was a visiting fellow at the European Institute in the London School of Economics.

Mr. Bruton graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and politics in 1968, before studying to become a barrister. He was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1972. He holds Honorary Degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Missouri, and the National University of Ireland.

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