A Picture of Canada’s Economic Recovery
Panelists: Pierre Cleroux, Ted Mallett, Rebekah Young, Moderator: Amber Kanwar
June 15, 2020
What economic measures and sequence of events are required to give Canada the best chance for a quick and robust recovery.
Pierre Cleroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, Business Development Bank of Canada
Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012.
Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.
Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities. Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.
Ted Mallett, Vice President & Chief Economist, Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Ted Mallett is responsible for CFIB’s economics file. With direct access to the perspectives of 110,000 business owners across Canada, Mr. Mallett assembles and publishes information about their business activities in a way that is not possible from traditional sources of economics data. Among the widely followed projects he has created and overseen are CFIB’s Business Barometer®, a monthly tracking of national, provincial and sectoral business conditions; Help Wanted, a quarterly measure of job vacancies; Communities in Boom, a ranking of entrepreneurial activities within Canada’s cities. Ted is a member of the Minister of Finance’s panel of economic forecasters and on the expert advisory panel of the Labour Market Information Council. At CFIB since 1988 Ted is a frequent commentator in the national media on small business and economics issues.
Rebekah Young, Director, Fiscal & Provincial Economics, Scotiabank
Rebekah joined Scotiabank in February 2019 as Director, Fiscal & Provincial Economics. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Rebekah worked at the IMF, and prior to that assignment, she was a senior official at the Department of Finance in Ottawa working on a range of topics, from development economics, to the federal budget, to green finance issues. Rebekah leads our work on provincial and federal economic and fiscal forecasts, and public policy issues.
She holds a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, an M.Sc. in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics in London, England, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore.
Amber Kanwar, Anchor & Reporter, Business News Network
Amber Kanwar is an Anchor and Reporter at Business News Network.
She is a leader in breaking news; reporting on Canada’s booming online gaming sector, activist interest in one of Canada’s biggest pipeline companies and one of the most plugged in reporters on the turnaround effort at BlackBerry.
Amber has interviewed CEOs from across Canada’s C-Suite including Blackberry’s John Chen, Manulife’s Don Guloien, and Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan’s Jim Leech to name a few.
Prior to joining BNN, Amber completed her Master of Journalism degree at Ryerson University. Her Master’s thesis was an investigative story into the fertility industry that broke a national scandal and appeared on the front page of The Globe and Mail.
She specializes in equity markets and is constantly digging for stocks flying under the radar, trends that are about to emerge, and curating research to make it accessible to viewers.
When Amber is not poring over analyst reports, you can find her at Monk’s Café enjoying the big salad or duck hunting in West Monroe, Louisiana.