Join us for an insightful presentation featuring Osler special advisor, Mr. Stephen Poloz, the former Governor of the Bank of Canada.
After the 2008 financial crisis, infrastructure spending was prioritized by many Canadian governments as a means to keep the economy moving, create employment, and access private capital for public goals. Will we see this again in the coming months and years as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy manifest themselves? Osler partners Chris Bennett, Chair of our Banking and Financial Services Department and Richard Wong, Chair of our Construction & Infrastructure Department, will discuss current and evolving trends in infrastructure spending, project pipelines being put forward by governments at all levels and private sector owners in core industries, and how the capital markets, procurement bodies, and regulatory frameworks are adapting to facilitate a coming infrastructure boom.
Featured on our panel will be Mr. Stephen Poloz, who joined Osler on August 1 as a special advisor to the firm and our clients. Stephen is an internationally recognized economic policy leader and Governor of the Bank of Canada for the past seven years. As a highly respected economist and senior advisor to governments, business leaders and trade organizations, Stephen is well positioned to provide insights that can assist our clients in the adaptation of their business strategies to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. His experience in having guided Canada’s monetary response, particularly during the first half of 2020, has further demonstrated Stephen’s singular ability to translate complex and dynamic economic and market information into the business context.