Don Drummond

Don Drummond

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group

If you’re looking for unparalleled insight into the Canadian economy and its future prospects, look no further than Don Drummond, the retired senior vice president and chief economist of TD Financial Group, and current Stauffer-Dunning Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queens University. Speaking to groups about the Canadian economy and its prospects and on economic and policy issues, his unparallelled insights are not to be missed.

At TD, Don led the company in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad. During the course of his career, Drummond acted at Finance Canada as Assistant Deputy Minister, Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis; Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy and Legislation; and, most recently, Associate Deputy Minister, where he handled economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations, as well as co-ordinated the planning of the annual federal budgets. He was also the Chair of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services in 2012.

Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Drummond graduated from the University of Victoria. He subsequently received his master’s degree in economics from Queen’s University.

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