Post-Budget Luncheon with the Honourable Bill Morneau, Canada's Finance Minister

Event Description

The Business Council of British Columbia is pleased to host a Post-Budget Luncheon with Canada's Finance Minister, the Honourable Bill Morneau, on March 26, 2019

In light of the recent slow down in GDP growth, capital investment outflows, and challenges in keeping pace with other G20 countries in expanding our exports, we look forward to hearing about the federal government's fiscal plan and new measures to support a competitive Canadian economy.

We invite you, along with key members of your leadership team and clients, to join us for Minister Morneau's keynote address to the B.C. business community on the 2019 federal budget.

  • Location:Pacific Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Time: 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • BCBC Member Tickets:
    • Table of 8:
      $712.00 + GST
    • Half Table of 4:
      $356.00 + GST
    • Individual:
      $89.00 + GST
    Non Member Tickets
    • Table of 8:
      $952.00 + GST
    • Half table of 4:
      $476.00 + GST
    • Individual:
      $119.00 + GST

About the Speaker

About the Speaker

Bill Morneau is Canada’s Minister of Finance and has been in that role since 2015. He is the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, and an accomplished business leader.

As Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill has played a key role in shaping government policy and initiatives, including the introduction of the Canada Child Benefit, tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses, and the negotiation of an enhanced Canada Pension Plan.

Between 1990 and 2015, Bill led the human resources firm, Morneau Shepell, through a period of transformational growth. Under his leadership, the firm grew from 200 employees to 4,000, becoming the largest firm of its kind in Canada, providing services to thousands of Canadian organizations and millions of Canadians.

As a community leader, Bill has worked to support the arts, help at-risk-youth, and improve access to health care and education. Over a period of 20 years, he served as the chair of the board at St. Michael’s Hospital, Chair of Covenant House and Chair of the C.D. Howe Institute, and sat on many boards, including at the Loran Scholars Foundation and the Learning Partnership.

Internationally, Bill founded a school for Somali and Sudanese girls in Kakuma Refugee Camp, a UNHCR camp in northern Kenya.

Bill has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and previously served as pension investment advisor to the Ontario government. He holds a BA from Western University, an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.


  • 11:30am
    Guest Registration & Networking
  • 12:00pm
    Luncheon, followed by Keynote Address
  • 2:00pm
    Event Concludes