Tiff Macklem and Jamison Steeve welcome Dr. Paul Boothe as Fellow

Released September 20th, 2016

Tiff Macklem and Jamison Steeve welcome Dr. Paul Boothe as Fellow

Toronto – The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Boothe as its first Fellow. Paul is an academic, leading public policy thinker, and respected former public servant. As a Fellow, Paul will be a contributor and advisor to the Institute. This autumn Paul will release his first paper in which he will discuss how to compare and coordinate provincial climate policies.

Tiff Macklem, Chair of Ontario’s Panel on Economic Growth & Prosperity and Dean of the Rotman School of Management and says, “Paul’s knowledge and experience dealing with pressing policy issues both as a scholar and as a senior public servant will be vital to the Institute as we recommend actions to make Ontario an economic leader.”

Dr. Boothe is currently the Managing Director for the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing. He recently retired as Professor and Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at Western University’s Ivey Business School. His work experience has included university research and teaching, acting as an independent consultant to Canadian and international organizations, and serving as a senior public servant in provincial and federal governments. At the provincial level, he served as Saskatchewan's Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board. At the federal level, his appointments include Associate Deputy Minister of Finance and G7 Deputy, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Industry and, most recently, Deputy Minister of the Environment. He retired from the federal public service in July 2012.

Paul Boothe says, “I’m honoured to join the Institute given its influential role in shaping Ontario’s economic policy and extensive history of policy recommendations to government. I look forward to contributing to its work on important public policy issues.” 

“Paul will make an incredible contribution to our research. He brings with him a strong background in a number of prominent public policy topics that are important to Ontario. We are specifically excited to tap into his knowledge on advanced manufacturing and policy implementation and effectiveness. The Institute will benefit greatly from having him on board,” says Jamison Steeve, Executive Director.

To learn more about Paul Boothe and the Institute, visit the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity website at www.competeprosper.ca.

About the Institute: The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity is an independent, not-for-profit organization that deepens public understanding of macro and microeconomic factors behind Ontario’s economic progress. The Institute is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth.

For more information, please contact:

Jamison Steeve, Executive Director

416.946.7585 | j.steeve@competeprosper.ca