Canada's Ecofiscal Commission

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission

November 03, 2014 08:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Upcoming Launch of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission with Jean Charest, Michael Harcourt, Preston Manning, Jack Mintz, and Chris Ragan

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 3, 2014) -


Media conference to introduce Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, a new initiative to address Canada's economic and environmental challenges, and the release of the commission's first report.


November 4 at 9:30am ET


234 Bay Street, Toronto (Design Exchange Bld - original home of TSX)


  • Chris Ragan, Commission chair, associate professor of economics at McGill University and former Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada.
  • Guest speakers include: former Leader of the Official Opposition, Preston Manning, former Premier of British Columbia, Mike Harcourt, former Premier of Quebec, Jean Charest (via taped message), Director and Palmer Chair, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, Jack Mintz


Canada's Ecofiscal Commission is a unique effort by Canada's leading economists, backed by an advisory board that includes high-profile leaders from business, the environment and across the political spectrum, to put forward smart, practical, and achievable policy options that improve Canada's economic and environmental performance. The Commission will move the conversation on the economy and environment beyond the academic into the realm of practical policy application particularly for provinces and municipalities. It is an opportunity to address one of the most important policy issues of our generation: how to create a modern fiscal system designed to help Canada thrive in a 21st century global economy.


The media conference will be broadcast live on a video link that can be accessed at the following URL Questions by media representatives viewing the video can be submitted by e-mail to


Chris Ragan, Commissioners and guest speakers attending the conference. (live November 4th at 9:30 am)

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