Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services
1980, MSc, Economics, Université Laval. 1980, Economist, Confédération des Caisses Desjardins; 1984, positions in economic forecasting and federal transfers, Quebec Dept of Finance, Quebec City. Over 20 years with National Bank Financial, incl: Senior Vice-Pres.; 2002, Chief Economist, Strategist and economic spokesperson. Consulted by Canadian business leaders, and Canadian and provincial governments as part of their budget planning activities; Sr Adviser to Deputy Minister, Dept of Finance, Canada. 2008-09, Pres., Association des Economistes Québécois. 2009, official Canadian delegate for G20 workgroup, Dept of Finance, Canada. 2009-12, Minister for Economic Development and Innovation, and Minister of Natural Resources of Québec.