PPF Speaker Series Featuring Economist Francis Fong – October 31, 2017

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 07:45 - 09:00

Where: Public Policy Forum, 130 Albert St., Suite 1400, Ottawa

We are pleased to present to our members a Speaker Series session on income inequality in Canada with Francis Fong, Chief Economist of CPA Canada.

Rising income inequality continues to be an economic, social and political concern, both internationally and here in Canada. Inequality may have only risen modestly, on average, across the country, but economic forces continue to concentrate both income and wealth among Canada’s richest. This represents a serious concern as high levels of inequality can be a substantial barrier to future economic growth and it has motivated governments to focus on inclusive growth.

His new research report, Income inequality in Canada: The urban gap, delves into the overall trends and the uneven incidence of inequality across the country.

A light breakfast will be served.

Agenda

·         7:45 a.m. Breakfast

·         8 a.m. Welcome remarks by Edward Greenspon, President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum

·         8:10 a.m. Presentation by Francis Fong, Chief Economist at CPA Canada

·         8:30 a.m. Discussion

·         9:00 a.m. Adjournment

 

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About Francis Fong

Francis Fong joined Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) as Chief Economist in February 2017. Francis was previously director of economic risk and senior economist at TD Economics where he oversaw risk activities including internal and regulatory stress testing. He has also conducted numerous reports on a variety of social and economic issues including immigration, youth unemployment, income inequality, financial markets and labour market issues. Francis holds a master's degree in economics from Queen's University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

 

We look forward to seeing you!