OTTAWA, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Economists and researchers at The Conference Board of Canada will be available to provide expert analysis after release of the Federal Budget on March 19.
Resources available to media:
- Budget 2019 Analysis published on the evening of the 19th (between 8 and 9 pm ET) at www.conferenceboard.ca
- Conference call with expert insights on Budget 2019 on the evening of the 19th at 8 pm ET (Toll Free Access Phone Number: 1-800-806-5484; Access Code: 5208627#)
Economists from The Conference Board of Canada will host a conference call for media to provide very brief fact-based insights on Budget 2019 and will be available to take questions about the budget afterwards.
Experts available for interviews, on the evening of 19th and afterwards:
Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist
Pedro Antunes joined The Conference Board of Canada after working with the Canadian Forecasting Group at the Bank of Canada. Previously Deputy Chief Economist of the Conference Board's National and Provincial forecast team; he was responsible for custom research work and economic analysis. In addition to the regular forecast publications, Pedro researches the impact of demographic change on the fiscal sustainability of health care, productivity, and long-term economic growth. (NB: Mr. Antunes is available as of the 20th)
Marie-Christine Bernard, Director, Provincial Forecast
Marie-Christine Bernard has 16 years of experience as Director, Provincial and Territorial Forecast Service, and is presently in charge of the medium- and long-term provincial and territorial forecast and publications. She also oversees research work such as economic impact analysis, cost benefit analysis and labour supply and demand occupational forecasting projects.
Michael Burt, Executive Director, Global, Industrial and Education Economics
Michael Burt leads research and convening activities for industrial analysis, education, energy, innovation, and security knowledge areas at The Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Burt has more than 20 years of experience conducting and leading research activities.
Daniel Fields, Economist, National Forecast
As a member of The Conference Board of Canada's National Economic Forecast Team, Daniel Fields is a keen observer of the provincial economics scene and the fiscal challenges faced by those governments. His analysis provides a short- and medium-term outlook in areas such as tax revenue and federal transfers as well as spending in key categories such as health care and education.
Alicia Macdonald, Principal Economist, National Forecast
Alicia Macdonald works for our national forecasting team with a focus on custom economic analysis, financial markets, and the government sector. Alicia's research projects examine economic impact scenarios across a range of sectors at both the national and provincial level. She was also responsible for Canadian labour markets, housing markets, consumer expenditures, and the Consumer Confidence survey.
Matthew Stewart, Director, National Forecast, Forecasting and Analysis
Director of Economics, Matthew Stewart oversees the Outlook publication, a quarterly report on Canada's economy, our Fiscal Snapshot reports, a review of the finances and budget of each province, and the Canadian long-term Economic Outlook. Matthew's custom research work ranges from determining the economic impact of a carbon tax and the cost of achieving Canada's Paris commitment to a supply and demand model for physicians based on risk factors, disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality.
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