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Queen's University

Public Services for Ontarians:
A Path to Sustainability and Excellence 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Don Drummond

Don Drummond, Chair, Commission on the Reform of Ontario Public Services
Adjunct Professor, Matthews Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

Don Drummond joined the federal Department of Finance upon completing his studies at Queen’s. During almost 23 years at Finance, Mr. Drummond held a series of progressively more senior positions in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy and tax policy. His last three positions were respectively, Assistant Deputy Minister of Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis, Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy & Legislation and most recently, Associate Deputy Minister, responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations. Mr. Drummond was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the TD Bank (2000 - 2010).

The Commission on the Reform of Ontario Public Services was established by the Ontario government in 2011 to provide advice on reforms that would help accelerate the government's plan to eliminate its deficit while protecting education and health care. The commission explored which areas of service delivery are core to the Ontario government's mandate, which areas could be delivered more efficiently by another entity and how to get better value for taxpayers' money in delivering public services. The Commission's Final Report was released on February 15, 2012.

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