Canada's Renewed Commitment to Hosting, Integration, and Success of Immigrants11:45am-1:30pm | The Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST
- Lunch will be served-
Please Note: From February 29 to April 30, 2016 the Chateau Laurier will be conducting maintenance work in its parking garage. Due to limited parking availability while the work is being carried out, unfortunately on-site parking will be limited to registered hotel guests through our valet parking service at the rate of $38.00 per day. Local attendees will need to make alternative parking arrangements, which could include the Rideau Centre or the By Ward Market.
Minister of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship
John McCallum was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000. He was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.
Mr. McCallum has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, and member of the Standing Committee on Finance. He served as Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) from January to May 2002. From May 2002 to December 2003, he served as Minister of National Defence and, in 2003, as Minister of Veterans Affairs. In July 2004, he was appointed Minister of National Revenue and Chair of the Expenditure Review Committee by Prime Minister Paul Martin. He recently served as the Critic for Citizenship and Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Seniors.
Before entering politics, Mr. McCallum was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the Royal Bank of Canada.
Mr. McCallum worked as a professor of economics at McGill University (1987-94), as well as at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1982-87), Simon Fraser University (1978-82), and the University of Manitoba (1976-78).
He is the author or co-author of eight books or monographs, and has written on fiscal and monetary issues, comparative macroeconomic performance of OECD countries, Canada-U.S. economic integration, and other economic issues.
A native of Montréal, Mr. McCallum obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge University, a Diplôme d'études supérieures from the Université de Paris, and a doctorate in economics from McGill University. Mr. McCallum and his wife, Nancy Lim, have three children.