Seminar on Demographic, Economic and Investment Perspectives for Canada Years 2018 to 2050


8:30 - 9:00

9:00 - 9:15
Opening Remarks, Jean-Claude Ménard, Chief Actuary

9:15 - 10:15
Speaker 1: Christopher T.S. Ragan, Director of McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy, Associate Professor in McGill’s Department of Economics, Montréal, Québec
Long-term economic perspectives for Canada (PDF, 3.65 MB)

10:15 - 10:45
Networking Break

10:45 - 11:45
Speaker 2: Henry Siu, RBC Faculty Research Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Vancouver, British Columbia
Impacts of advances in technology on the labour market (PDF, 4.34 MB)

12:00 - 1:15
Lunch Speaker: Peter Padbury, Chief Futurist, Policy Horizons Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada in 2030 (PDF, 993 KB)

1:30 - 2:30
Speaker 3: Andrew Cairns, Professor in the School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Future longevity trends (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2:30 - 3:00
Networking Break

3:00 - 4:00
Speaker 4: Patrick DeRoy, Senior Vice-President principal, Portfolio Construction Economics and Currency Investment Strategies and Innovation, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montréal, Québec
Investing in times of rising national debts, population aging, environmental change and increased protectionism (PDF, 2.88 MB)

4:00 - 4:15
Closing Remarks, Jean-Claude Ménard, Chief Actuary