Professional Development

2017 CIA Annual Meeting

June 21–22, 2017
Québec City Convention Centre, Québec

The Honourable Joe Oliver

The Honourable Joe Oliver offers a unique view of Canada’s financial past and future. He has served in various roles in the government and corporate sectors. He was minister of natural resources, minister responsible for the GTA, and of course, minister of finance, where he presented a balanced budget for the world’s eleventh-largest economy. In the corporate sector, Mr. Oliver has held senior positions running investment banking operations at Merrill Lynch Royal Securities, Nesbitt Thomson, and BMO Nesbitt, among others.
While in office, Mr. Oliver represented Canada at the G7, G20, IMF, and World Bank meetings of finance ministers and governors of central banks. He also co-chaired the G20 committee responsible for generating country plans to increase global growth by $2 trillion. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He was also chair of the Financial Services Council of Canada, and the founding president and CEO of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada. Mr. Oliver also served as chair of the consultative committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, and worked as executive director of the Ontario Securities Commission. In March 2016, he was named a distinguished senior fellow by the Montréal Economic Institute, an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. In April 2016, he was appointed chair of the Origin Merchant Partners’ advisory board. 



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