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 adjunct professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queens University. Speaking to groups about the Canadian economy as well as economic and policy issues, his unparalleled insights are not to be missed.
During the course of his career, Drummond served as Finance Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy and Legislation, and Associate Deputy Minister. In the latter position, he was responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy, and federal-provincial relations. He also coordinated the planning of the annual federal budgets. In 2011-12, Drummond served as Chair for the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services. Its final report, released in February 2012, contained nearly 400 recommendations to provide Ontarians with excellent and affordable public services.
Drummond was subsequently senior vice president and chief economist for TD, where he took the lead in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad. Drummond is currently chair of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Fellow-in-Residence at the C.D. Howe Institute, and a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices.
Drummond is a graduate of the University of Victoria and holds a Master of Arts in economics from Queen’s University. He also has honorary doctorates from both universities and is a member of the Order of Ontario.