2020 Economic Outlook: Global, Canadian & Manitoban Perspectives

A new decade has arrived…How will Canada fare? Following a couple of years of tumultuous trade blockades and pipeline project stalls, complaints about interprovincial regulatory concerns, climate change alarm bells, a federal election, a provincial election, and the “highest interest rate in all the advanced economies,” where do Canada’s and Manitoba’s economies stand? Are we poised for success and growth?

Join the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce at our February 6 MBiz Breakfast sponsored by MCIE for 2020 Economic Outlook: Global, Canadian & Manitoban Perspectives from Dr. Trevin Stratton. Dr. Stratton is an award-winning business economist specializing in global and technological change, helping organizations identify and manage opportunities arising from the trends that are reshaping industry and international business. As an advisor to both private and public sector leaders, he has counseled senior corporate executives and policymakers around the world. 

Through his extensive experience building alliances among businesses, academic institutions, as well as trade associations, labour, and non-profit organizations, Dr. Stratton has been instrumental in shaping the public policy environment in Canada and abroad. As Chief Economist and Vice President of Policy at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he helps develop national policy positions aimed at improving Canada’s economic performance and the competitiveness of Canadian business. Prior to joining the Chamber, he was named to Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 for founding and leading BDO Canada’s national economic development consulting line.

Dr. Stratton’s research has been published in Routledge’s International Studies in Business History, cited in NATO’s Strategic Foresight Analysis, and taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He studied at Carleton University in Canada, as well as at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland. He has held appointments as an International Scholar at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, as an E.C. Harwood Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, and as a lecturer in politics, economics, and international studies at the American University in Dubai.

Dr. Stratton currently sits on the Board of Governors at Ontario Tech University, the Leadership Council at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Underground Economy Advisory Committee at Canada Revenue Agency, and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee at the OECD.

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