- Wednesday, April 6, 2016
- 12-1 pm MDT
Recycling Carbon Tax Revenues in Alberta
Live-streamed Panel Discussion
The Alberta government has expanded its carbon pricing system. The scale of emissions in Alberta means that even modest carbon prices have the potential to generate substantial revenues for the provincial government. How this revenue is recycled back into the economy can affect both economic and environmental objectives. Join us for a panel discussion to discuss the trade-offs of different revenue recycling options, including how to address household fairness and business competitiveness. And check out our #RevenueRecycling blog series too.
FormerlyGovernor of the Bank of Canada
Officer of the Order of Canada
A native of Toronto, Mr. Dodge received a bachelor’s degree (honours) from Queen’s University, and a PhD in economics from Princeton.
During his academic career, he taught economics at Queen’s University; at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; at the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia; and at Simon Fraser University. He also served as Director of the International Economics Program of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Mr. Dodge has been awarded honorary degrees from a number of Canadian universities. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
During a distinguished career in the federal public service, Mr. Dodge held senior positions in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Anti-Inflation Board, and the Department of Employment and Immigration. After serving in a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of Finance, including that of G-7 Deputy, he was Deputy Minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997. In that role, he served as a member of the Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors.
In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Health, a position he held until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada.
Mr. Dodge, appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2001 for a term of seven years, retired on 31 January 2008. From July 2008 to June 2014, he served as Chancellor of Queen’s University. From 2009 to 2015, he was a member of the board of directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, ATCO Limited and the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Mr. Dodge is Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP one of Canada’s leading law firms. He also serves on the board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Chairs the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute.
Dr. Jack Mintz is the President’s Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary as of July 1, 2015 after servng as Palmer Chair and Director since 2008. He was the President and CEO of the C. D. Howe Institute from 1999-2006. Dr. Mintz was a Professor at the Rotman School of Business from 1989-2007.
Dr. Mintz serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited, Morneau Shepell and is Vice-president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. As of September 1, 2015, he has been appointed as the National Policy Advisor for the accounting firm EY.
Widely published in the field of public economics, he was touted in a 2004 UK magazine publication and the American Bar Association Who’s Who Legal 2014 as one of the world’s most influential tax experts. He serves as an Associate Editor of International Tax and Public Finance and the Canadian Tax Journal.
He chaired the federal government’s Technical Committee on Business Taxation in 1996 and 1997 that led to corporate tax reform in Canada since 2000. He also served as chair of the Alberta Financial and Investment Policy Advisory Commission in 2007 that reviewed saving policy of the Alberta government.
Dr. Mintz became a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 as well as receiving the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community. He received his BA from the University of Alberta, his MA from Queen’s University and his Ph.D. from the University of Essex.
Deborah holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Alberta, an MBA from Queen’s University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.