Canadian Consulate General’s Talking Economics Series:
Featuring the Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, Vice Chairman of BMO Financial Group
||Tuesday, May 24, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1501, 15/F
Hong Kong Club Building,
3A Chater Road, Central
Free however please RSVP to HKONGRSVP@international.gc.ca by May 11, 2016. A confirmation email will be sent to you if your registration is successful.
(a light lunch will be served)
About the Event:
Canada has a new government, new priorities and new global challenges. The new government's first budget set out their plans and their challenges. The weakening global economy and deepening oil price slump is hurting Canadian growth and impacting government budgets. The refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East has generated government commitments to welcome sizeable number of Syrian refugees. The impact of climate change has been met by Canadian leadership to reduce the country's carbon footprint. With rising geopolitical tensions, we will see a more active Canada internationally. And, with the IMF warning of slowing long term growth in most advanced countries, the government is committed to unveiling a new long term growth plan by its second budget in 2017.
The challenges are real, the expectations are high and the implementation will be key. The presentation by Dr. Lynch will look at Canada today, with a new government and new priorities, in the context of the changing world.
About the Speaker:
The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch
P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D, Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group
The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D is Vice Chairman of BMO Financial Group. He is a distinguished former public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, serving as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Industry as well as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean).
Dr. Lynch is Chancellor of the University of King’s College, past Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, Chair of Canadian Ditchley Foundation, member (and past Chair) of WEF’s Policy Council on the Global Financial System; Director of Communitech, Governor General’s Rideau Hall Foundation and the Asia Pacific Foundation; and a director of CNOOC Limited, Empire (Sobey’s) and CN Railway.
Dr. Lynch earned his BA from Mount Allison University, his Masters in Economics from the University of Manchester, a doctorate in Economics from McMaster University. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011 and a Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada in 2009.