Navigating through the uncertainty of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving economic impacts is a strategic imperative that will continue to emerge, as Canadian enterprises and industries are engaged in planning for the future at a time when that future is still very uncertain. Businesses will need to capitalize on new opportunities for growth and engage in international trade and development prospects, while addressing and adapting to current issues and the challenges that remain ahead.
To help clients navigate through the “unknowable,” including emerging economic impacts, Osler Special Advisor Stephen Poloz provides significant expertise and strategic guidance regarding the financial system, trade, and economic policy, both domestically and on a global scale.
Below are resources featuring Stephen’s strategic insights on a range of economic considerations affecting the evolving business landscape.
Stephen Poloz is a widely recognized economist with nearly 40 years of experience in financial markets, forecasting and economic policy, including 35 years in the public sector. Prior to joining Osler, Stephen was the ninth Governor of the Bank of Canada, Canada’s central bank. He provides expert insight to help organizations adapt their business strategies to meet the evolving challenges and opportunities presented by new and dynamic market realities. Clients benefit from his extensive experience in influencing global economic policy and providing key advocacy for Canadian positions and businesses, as well as his singular ability to translate complex and dynamic economic and market information into the business context. Learn more about Stephen
Financial Post – May 13, 2021
Stephen discusses inflation, higher commodity prices, and Canada’s need to grow through immigration, with Larysa Harapyn.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP – April 28, 2021
Stephen shares his views on the budget, the economy and what to expect for the remainder of 2021.
True North Free Trade Forum – March 30, 2021
Stephen shares his thoughts on how governments can support economic growth in a post-pandemic world in keynote remarks delivered at the True North Free Trade Forum.
BNN Bloomberg – March 18, 2021
Stephen discusses the risk of inflation ahead, Canada's economy and his latest view on what to expect in terms of recovery.
BNN Bloomberg – January 15, 2021
Stephen shares his outlook for the economy, remaining optimistic for recovery and noting Canada must improve its competitiveness in the wake of the situation.
The Ivey Academy – January 14, 2021
Stephen and Maclean's journalist Paul Wells discuss Canada's outlook in the second year of global disruption in this virtual fireside chat.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP – December 8, 2020
Stephen provides insight into the forces acting on the economy and Canada’s K-shaped recovery in his article for Osler’s Legal Year in Review.
PMAC National Conference – November 17, 2020
Stephen discusses the challenges and opportunities ahead and has a Q&A with Lesley Marks, CIO and Head of Investment Management, BMO Private Wealth Canada.
The Globe and Mail – November 17, 2020
Stephen talks about economic recovery, including the muted K-shaped recovery currently underway and how governments can reduce impediments to growth.
Investment Executive – November 17, 2020
Stephen discusses ways governments can grow themselves out of the debts incurred from pandemic spending, the possibility of negative interest rates and his optimism about recovery.
Turnaround Management Association Toronto – November 12, 2020
Stephen joins Deland Kamanga, Head Global Markets, BMO Capital Markets, to share his insights on the economic crisis, including the financial stress in the Canadian energy sector.
Episode 77 of “Down to Business” podcast, Financial Post – November 11, 2020
Stephen discusses effects of the U.S. presidential election and Canada’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with podcast host Gabriel Friedman.
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation – October 29, 2020
Stephen sat down with Nicole McNeill, President and CAO of MPAC, to share his views as part of a virtual leader chat.
Public Policy Forum (PPF) – October 19, 2020
Stephen joins Brian Bohunicky, Vice-President of Policy, PPF, for a virtual fireside chat to discuss Canada’s economic outlook, including considerations regarding government debt and navigating uncertainty.
Virtual Canadian Fixed Income Conference, Bloomberg – October 13, 2020
Stephen speaks with BNN’s Amanda Lang about his thoughts on stimulus, easing and what’s around the corner in 2021.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP – September 23, 2020
Stephen Poloz and Osler partners Chris Bennett and Richard Wong discuss trends in infrastructure spending, the pipeline of projects being put forward, and other topics.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP – September 10, 2020
Stephen shares his views on navigating through uncertainty and touches on several timely topics, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on globalization and the Canadian economy.
As the former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen is subject to certain continuing restrictions that apply to his presentations and discussions. His remarks are his own personal views and do not represent the views of the Bank of Canada, his former office, the Government of Canada or any of its departments. His presentations have been based on data and information that are publicly available.