NL Fiscal Conference



Reasonable Solutions to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Fiscal Reality

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Emera Innovation Exchange room 2007, Signal Hill Campus, 100 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s, NL

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Gazette interview click here - Fiscal future "Economist bringing together decision-makers for day of discussion"
by: Terri Coles

Conference Start/Logistical Considerations/Land Acknowledgement - Dr. Lynn Gambin, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Memorial University
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University Welcome- Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President and Vice-Chancellor, Memorial University
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A tribute to John Crosbie in setting the context for government transparency in Fiscal Matter by reading from “No Holds Barred” - Dennis “Doc” O’Keefe Former mayor, City of St. John’s
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Newfoundland and Labrador's Fiscal Circumstances: Just the Facts - Julia Mullaley, Auditor General, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
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The Fiscal Situation as the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador sees it, what we hope to do about it and how envision this happening - The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
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How issues, trade-offs and context at the time affect decisions of a minister and how we could or should move forward in the current environment - The Honourable Ross Wiseman, Former Minister of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
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Political Dimensions of Dealing with Newfoundland and Labrador's Fiscal Reality environment - Dr. Russell Williams, Head, Political Science, Memorial University
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Lessons for Newfoundland and Labrador from New Brunswick's Experience - Dr. Herb Emery, Professor of Economics and Vaughan Chair, University of New Brunswick
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Lessons for Newfoundland and Labrador from Nova Scotia's Experience - Fred Bergman, Senior Policy Analyst, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
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“Lessons for Newfoundland and Labrador from Alberta’s Experience” and “Reforming the Fiscal Stabilization Program”- Dr. Bev Dahlby, Professor of Economics and Distinguished Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
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Issues from the Perspective of Labour - Jerry Earle, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE)
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Issues from the Perspective of Business - Richard Alexander, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Employers' Council (NLEC)
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What is the role of the federal government - Bob Hallett, Advisory Board to Schroeder Policy Group
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It is a political question - what we want and how should we pay for it

Political dimensions from the perspective of a MHA

Helen Conway Ottenheimer, MHA, Harbour Main - Progressive Conservative
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Sarah Stoodley, MHA, Mount Scio - Liberal
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Alison Coffin, Third Party House Leader and MHA, St. John's East – Quidi Vidi - New Democrat
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Closing comments - From Vision to Research to Implementation to Equilibrium – Dr. Wade Locke and Dr. Doug May Professors of Economics at Memorial University
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Link to live broadcast: https://signalhillcampus.com/NLFiscalReality

Contact

Department of Economics

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000