1 JESSIE ADCOCK PORT MOODY COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA A seasoned technology, marketing, and digital professional, Jessie Adcock has nearly two decades of experience in the high-tech sector. Currently, she serves as a Chief Digital Officer for the City of Vancouver. LEONA ALLESLEV AURORA OAK RIDGES RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO An entrepreneur and former Air Force Officer, Leona Alleslev worked for the Department of Defence and, more recently, as Operations Manager for Bombardier Aerospace. NAVDEEP BAINS MISSISSAUGA MALTON, ONTARIO Navdeep Bains is a visiting professor at Ryerson University s Ted Rogers School of Management and worked several years in accounting and financial analysis for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. As the Member of Parliament for Mississauga Brampton South from 2004 to 2011, he also gained extensive experience as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
2 MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU COMPTON STANSTEAD, QUÉBEC Marie-Claude Bibeau, an experienced businesswoman, has co-owned Camping de Compton for the last 15 years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, and is the Founder and Coordinator of the Regroupement des institutions muséales des Cantons-de-l Est. RANDY BOISSONNAULT EDMONTON CENTRE, ALBERTA A Rhodes Scholar, Randy Boissonnault has worked as a lecturer at the University of Alberta s Campus Saint-Jean, as a journalist and political commentator for CBC, Radio-Canada, and Les Affaires, and now owns a consulting company in Alberta. HON. SCOTT BRISON KINGS HANTS, NOVA SCOTIA As former Minister of Public Works, Scott Brison is Co-Chair of Justin Trudeau s Economic Council of Advisors. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission, and an alumnus of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leaders. CELINA CAESAR-CHAVANNES WHITBY, ONTARIO Celina Caesar-Chavannes is a successful entrepreneur and research consultant working with a variety of private, government, and non-governmental organizations. She is also an international lecturer on the inclusion of marginalized populations in clinical research. JIM CARR WINNIPEG SOUTH CENTRE, MANITOBA Jim Carr has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years. He entered public life with the Manitoba Liberal Party in 1988, and later went on to become the founding CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba.
3 FRANCOIS-PHILIPPE CHAMPAGNE SAINT-MAURICE CHAMPLAIN, QUÉBEC François-Philippe Champagne is a businessman, lawyer, and international trade specialist, who has served as Vice-Chairman at Bionest Technologies, Group Vice-President and Senior Counsel at ABB Group, and Strategic Development Director, acting General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer and Member of the Group Management Committee at AMEC. KARINE DESJARDINS BELOEIL CHAMBLY, QUÉBEC Karine Desjardins, an expert in the emerging field of environmental finance, is Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Structures Transactions at National Ecocredit. She also serves as a climate ambassador for Al Gore s Climate Reality Project, and is a member of the Young Leaders of Tomorrow and CPEQ s climate change committee. She has also sat on committees of supranational organizations, such as the OECD s Business and Industry Advisory Committee. EMMANUEL DUBOURG BOURASSA, QUÉBEC Emmanuel Dubourg, a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, served as a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec, and was elected to Parliament in Prior to entering politics, he worked in the federal public service for nearly 20 years, taught at the college and university levels, was a tax auditing consultant in West Africa, and co-founded CPA Without Borders. JEAN-YVES DUCLOS QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC Jean-Yves Duclos is Director of the Department of Economics at the Université Laval. A well-published author and renowned economics expert, he is the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, Vice-President of the Canadian Economics Association, Senior Fellow of the Fondation pour les études et les recherches sur le développement international, Fellow-in-Residence at the C.D. Howe Institute, and co-founder of the Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network (Partnership for Economic Policy, PEP). JUDY FOOTE BONAVISTA BURIN TRINITY, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR Prior to being elected to Parliament, Judy Foote was a Member of the House of Assembly in Newfoundland and Labrador where over a span of 11 years, she served as Minister of Development and Rural Renewal, Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology, and Minister of Education.
4 CHRYSTIA FREELAND UNIVERSITY ROSEDALE, ONTARIO Chrystia Freeland is a journalist and author educated at both Harvard and Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She held numerous leadership and editorial roles for the Financial Times, the Washington Post, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, and Thomson Reuters. She was elected to Parliament in 2013, and serves as the Co-Chair of Justin Trudeau s Economic Council of Advisors. MARC GARNEAU NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE WESTMOUNT, QUÉBEC Prior to being elected to Parliament in 2008, Marc Garneau was the first Canadian astronaut to go into space, and later served as the President of the Canadian Space Agency. He has a BSc in Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, is a Companion to the Order of Canada, and a former Chancellor of Carleton University. HON. RALPH GOODALE WASCANA, SASKATCHEWAN As Canada s former Finance Minister, Ralph Goodale has served as Member of Parliament for Wascana since During his tenure, Canada recorded strong economic growth, balanced budgets, declining debt, and lower taxes. He also served as Minister for Agriculture and Agri-food, Natural Resources, and Public Works and Government Services, and as the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. ANTHONY HOUSEFATHER MOUNT ROYAL, QUÉBEC Mayor of Côte-Saint-Luc since 2005, Anthony Housefather has been politically active for 25 years, beginning his public service career as a municipal councillor in Hampstead, then later in Côte-Saint-Luc Hampstead Montreal West. In addition to his current mayoral duties, he serves as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel at Dialogic Corporation a multinational technology company. LINDA LAPOINTE RIVIÈRE-DES-MILLE-ÎLES, QUÉBEC Linda Lapointe is President of the Regroupement des gens d affaires de Boisbriand, and the sales and rentals manager of District 23-EMD Construction. During her time as a member of Quebec s National Assembly, she was the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Public Finance. She has also served as a member of the Boisbriand Economic Development Committee, and of the Conseil régional d Emploi-Québec.
5 HON. JOHN MCCALLUM MARKHAM THORNHILL, ONTARIO John McCallum is the former chief economist for the Royal Bank of Canada. He was also a professor of economics at several Canadian universities, and Dean of Arts at McGill University. He also served in numerous ministerial portfolios, including Defence and Revenue. MARYANN MIHYCHUK KILDONAN-ST. PAUL, MANITOBA MaryAnn Mihychuk is a geoscientist and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. During her nine years as an MLA, she served as Minister of Industry, Trade, and Mines, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. She is the founder of both Women in Mining Canada and Women in Mining Manitoba, an organization of which she is currently President. BILL MORNEAU TORONTO-CENTRE, ONTARIO As a business leader, Bill Morneau has led Morneau Shepell to be recognized as Canada s largest human resources firm, employing over 3,700 people across North America. He was Chair of the Board of St. Michael s Hospital, Covenant House, and the C.D. Howe Institute, and more recently, was appointed as Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario s Minister of Finance. ROBERT MORRISSEY EGMONT, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND A former Minister of Economic Development and Tourism in Prince Edward Island, Robert Morrissey now serves as President of Global Food Technologies, President of PFI Group, and a Director of Royal Investment Co-operative. MARWAH RIZQY HOCHELAGA, QUÉBEC Marwah Rizqy is an assistant professor at l Université de Sherbrooke. Her professional background also includes diverse experience in local companies and multinational corporations, law firms, major Canadian banks, and in the field of education. She is a published author and commentator on tax and e-commerce issues, and holds a Bachelor of Laws, an MBA, a Master of Laws in International Taxation, and a Doctorate in Tax Law.
6 KIM RUDD NORTHUMBERLAND PETERBOROUGH SOUTH, ONTARIO Kim Rudd is past president and owner of Willis College Cobourg, owner of Archer First Aid/CPR and NC Training Inc., and co-founder of a local daycare facility. Altogether, she has brought more than 50 jobs to her community, as well as essential training and child care services. BRENDA SHANAHAN CHÂTEAUGUAY LACOLLE, QUÉBEC Brenda Shanahan is an investment advisor, and a speaker and newspaper columnist on issues relating to financial literacy. She holds an MBA from Concordia University s John Molson School of Business and currently serves as Vice-President Quebec on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of University Women. FRANCESCO SORBARA VAUGHAN WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO Francesco Sorbara is a Corporate Bond Research Analyst with Scotiabank and serves on the board of the Neighbourhood Committee for the United Way York Region. He also volunteers as a member of the Finance Committee for Eva s Initiatives. CLAUDE THIBAULT ABITIBI TÉMISCAMINGUE, QUÉBEC Claude Thibault serves as the Executive Director and Export Commissioner for the member organization of Commerce International Québec, working to increase international trade in the forestry, agri-food, and mining sectors in Quebec. She sits on the Board of Directors of Femmessor an organization devoted to the development and promotion of women s entrepreneurship and is a past Vice-President of Commerce International Québec. ADAM VEILLEUX BEAUCE, QUÉBEC Adam Veilleux is a successful entrepreneur in Quebec s Beauce region, having been immersed in business since a young age. He is the President of Placements Veilleux Inc., a commercial property and asset management company, and is a member of the St-Georges Chamber of Commerce.
7 JONATHAN WILKINSON NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA A Rhodes Scholar, Jonathan Wilkinson has served as CEO of both QuestAir Technologies and BioteQ Environmental Technologies, as well as senior Vice-President of Business Development with Nexterra. He previously worked at Bain and Company, and as a federal provincial relations specialist. JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD VANCOUVER GRANVILLE, BRITISH COLUMBIA Jody Wilson-Raybould is a lawyer, advocate, and leader among British Columbia s First Nations. As Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations, she brings extensive experience in law, public service, and First Nations governance to the Liberal team. LAWRENCE WOO RICHMOND-CENTRE, BRITISH COLUMBIA Lawrence Woo is a chartered accountant, who opened his own accounting firm and practiced in Vancouver for several decades, before becoming Vice-President of KAP Management Ltd., a real estate management company. I think leadership today is about attracting great people and giving them real jobs. To build an economy that works for the middle class and those working hard to join it, you need a strong and diverse team. I am deeply honoured to have such an accomplished Liberal team of economic leaders choosing to serve their communities and country. JUSTIN TRUDEAU
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