The State of the Canadian Economy – Outlook for Recovery and Growth
Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered the Canadian economy, businesses and governments. As our economy gradually returns to normal, economic developers that understand how these changes will impact their local economies will have an advantage in attracting and retaining investment and talent in their communities. In this session, Dr. Trevin Stratton, Economic Advisory Leader at Deloitte and former Chief Economist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the trends that all economic developers need to know and the growth outlook going forward.
About the Speaker
Trevin Stratton, Ph.D.
Trevin Stratton, Ph.D.
Dr. Trevin Stratton is Economic Advisory Leader and Partner at Deloitte Canada, where he applies economic thinking to identify the trends that are reshaping industry and to help private and public sector leaders tackle some of today’s most complex and challenging policy and business issues. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Policy at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the largest and most influential business association in Canada representing a network of over 200,000 companies. Trevin was also previously named as Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 for founding and leading BDO Canada’s national economic development consulting line.
He studied at Carleton University in Canada, as well as at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland. Trevin has held appointments as an International Scholar at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, as an E.C. Harwood Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, and as a lecturer in economics, politics and international studies at the American University in Dubai. He also holds a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo.
Trevin currently sits on the Board of Governors at Ontario Tech University and the Leadership Council at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is a frequent media contributor on economic issues and has appeared on programs such as Power & Politics, BNN Bloomberg, CTV National News and Global News, as well as provided commentary for the Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Washington Post, Toronto Star, Politico, Macleans and The Hill Times.