MONTREAL, Jan. 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The MEI is very happy to announce the nomination of the Honourable Kevin Falcon, a former minister having led important reforms, as Senior Fellow.
Mr. Falcon worked for 12 years (between 2001 and 2013) as a senior minister in the government of British Columbia. As Minister of State for Deregulation, he reduced regulatory requirements by over 40% during the first mandate of the Gordon Campbell government. He subsequently occupied several other key positions, including Minister of Health, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier of British Columbia. A seasoned businessman, Mr. Falcon is currently Executive Vice President of Anthem Capital, an active investment company that focuses on real estate, mining and energy, technology, and consumer products.
Kevin Falcon's internationally recognized experience in terms of reducing the regulatory burden is especially relevant, given that reforms are called for if Canada is to remain competitive compared to the United States.
"Over the past 20 years, the MEI has established itself as a strong, indispensable voice in Canada's public debates. I am very pleased to join this talented team as a collaborator," says Kevin Falcon.
"Kevin Falcon's great credibility and public policy expertise are an undeniable asset for the MEI in pursuing its mission of economic education across the country. We are thrilled to be able to count on a collaborator of his calibre," says Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI.
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SOURCE Montreal Economic Institute
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