May 2017

Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - Canadian Room - 1 Rideau, Ottawa

Canada is in a global innovation race.We are competing with other countries around the world for the most talented people, the fastest-growing companies and the newest technologies.‎ Jobs and prosperity will go to the countries that get those three things right. The Government of Canada is targeting its investments in high-growth areas where Canada is a world leader.The goal is to establish engines of growth that create new opportunities for Canadian businesses to expand beyond our borders. That’s how innovation will create middle-class jobs that equip Canadians with the skills they need for today and tomorrow.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email morano@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to morano@economicclub.ca by Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Government of Canada

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Navdeep Bains was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance. As a Certified Management Accountant, he has worked several years in accounting and financial analysis for the Ford Motor Company of Canada.

Navdeep is a long-time resident of both Mississauga and Brampton and has strong ties to the social and cultural associations of Mississauga–Malton. Navdeep has been active in a variety of community organizations, as a board member for the Mississauga Food Bank, having worked with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation, as well as having served as an Ontario board member with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He is the recipient of a number of awards recognizing his work in promoting diversity within his community.

Having served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Brampton South from 2004 to 2011, Navdeep gained extensive experience as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and as the Critic for Public Works and Government Services, the Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism.

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