Premier Dwight Ball: Repositioning a Resource-Based Economy for the 21st Century11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street West, Toronto
In the wake of significant volatility in oil prices and an unprecedented deficit, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador undertook a series of significant but necessary measures to put the province on track to surplus in 2021/22. Join the Honorable Dwight Ball, newly-elected Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, as he presents his views on the need for immediate measures aimed at bringing the fiscal situation into balance. In addition, he will outline an initial view of the positive impacts of these difficult choices and what role Newfoundland and Labrador will play in the global economy in the 21st century.
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Newfoundland and Labrador
Dwight Ball is the 13th premier of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Having spent decades as a healthcare professional and an entrepreneur in Newfoundland and Labrador, Premier Ball understands the needs and challenges of communities in the province and has dedicated himself to public service in order to make a difference in people’s lives.
Mr. Ball is the leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, and has been involved in provincial politics since 2007, when he was first elected to represent the district of Humber Valley. On November 30, 2015, his party won Government and he now serves as MHA for the district of Humber - Gros Morne and the province’s 13th Premier.
Before entering politics, Dwight had a successful career in business and as a community leader. He attended the School of Pharmacy in St. John’s at the age of seventeen. After graduating, he franchised the Deer Lake Pharmacy. Dwight’s business operations then expanded to include personal care homes, real estate development, and venture capital investments. He has also been recognized as an entrepreneur and an employer of several hundred people across his businesses.
Premier Ball is the past president of the Canadian Pharmacists Association, a past president of the Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce, a former director of the Deer Lake Airport Authority, a board member of the Western Regional Hospital Foundation, the chair of the Fundraising Committee for the 2006 Humber Valley Winter Games, and a board member for the Deer Lake and Area Food Bank.
He has also been awarded Employer of the Year in both Deer Lake and Springdale for his contributions to supportive employment programs.