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Joe Oliver

The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C.

Joe Oliver is the former Minister of Finance, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the GTA and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence. While Finance Minister, he presented a budget that was balanced fiscally and socially, while keeping personal taxes at the lowest level in 50 years.

Mr. Oliver represented Canada at G7, G20, IMF and World Bank meetings of Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks. He co-chaired the G20 committee responsible for generating and overseeing country plans to increase global growth by $2 trillion.

Joe Oliver served as President and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He also served for two years as Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Oliver spent over 20 years running the investment banking operations of several investment dealers.

Mr. Oliver is currently the Chair of the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator and a Director of Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation and High Arctic Energy Services. He writes articles on finance, natural resources and politics for the Financial Post and the Toronto Sun.