Prominent Canadian economist Pierre Fortin, who Public Interest Alberta hosted at an event in Calgary on May 20th, was on CBC's Alberta at Noon talking about the economic benefits of affordable childcare. Have a listen.
Pierre Fortin is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has published mainly in the areas of economic fluctuations, growth, labour, and public policy. He is a past president of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA). He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada and the Douglas Purvis Memorial Prize for the best published book or article on Canadian economic policy. He was also recognized as “the most distinguished Quebec economist” by membership vote of the Quebec Association of Professional Economists. He was once a member of the Economic Council of Canada, and chief economic adviser to the Quebec Premier. He is a three-time winner of the Gold Medal of the National Magazine Awards Foundation, as the author of the best regular column in a Canadian magazine (L'actualité). He holds an M.Sc. in mathematics from the Université de Montréal and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.