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Queen's University

Policy Speaker Series

Personal Reflections on the State of Policy Analysis in Canada

November 12, 2010

Don DrummondDon Drummond, the Matthews Fellow on Global Public Policy at the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, held a series of progressively more senior positions in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy and tax policy with the federal Department of Finance. His last three positions were respectively Assistant Deputy Minister of Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis, Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy and Legislation, and Associate Deputy Minister, where he was responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations and coordinated planning of the annual federal budget. Mr. Drummond joined the TD Bank in June 2000 as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, leading TD Economics' work in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad. For Canada, this work was conducted at the city, provincial, industrial and national levels. TD Economics also analyzed the key policies which influence economic performance, including monetary and fiscal policies. He is frequently quoted by the media on economic and policy issues.

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