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McCarthy Tétrault Economic Symposium




November 9, 2021

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Economic Growth in the New Industrial Policy Environment

In the post-pandemic world, many countries are assessing the role of the state in supporting innovation and prosperity. Canada has a unique opportunity to reimagine our future and revitalize our manufacturing and technology sectors to enhance our global competitiveness.

Join McCarthy Tétrault on Tuesday, November 9th for an afternoon of thought-provoking discourse on the role we can all play—as government officials, politicians, business leaders and citizens—to secure a stronger and more sustainable post-pandemic domestic economy.

Keynote Address: Industrial Policy on a Global Stage 

Presented by the Honourable Jean Charest, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, former Premier of Quebec and Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

The pandemic has accelerated the shift by many countries to providing a sense of mission and asserting greater influence over their economy. Mr. Charest will address how the public and private sector can more effectively collaborate on a master plan for Canada, and what actions the newly re-elected minority government may take to support a stronger industrial economy.

Executive Panel: Elements of a Successful Industrial Policy for Canada 

Hear from our panel of some of Canada’s most prominent executives as they explore important questions about Canada’s future including: policy choices needed to build on our strengths and fortify areas where Canada is seen to lag, rebuilding Canadian manufacturing capacity and solidifying supply chains, leadership on global issues and lessons from other industrialized countries of the world.

  • Marc-André Blanchard - Executive Vice-President and Head of Global, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec;
  • Monique Leroux - Chair of the Industry Strategy Council;
  • Robert Asselin - Senior Vice President, Policy, Business Council of Canada;
  • Annette Verschuren - Chair & CEO, NRStor Inc.;
  • Moderated by Awi Sinha, Partner and Head of Government Law & Political Risk, McCarthy Tétrault

Please review the symposium’s full agenda here.

We hope you can join us for an afternoon of thought-provoking discourse on the role we can all play to secure a stronger post-pandemic domestic economy.

For questions about this event, please contact [email protected].



Tuesday, November 9, 2021


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (MDT)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PDT)

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