The Prime Ministers Series highlights transformative policy initiatives of Canadian prime ministers. The second edition of the event features Jean Chrétien, who will reflect on his experiences as prime minister of Canada. It is hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service. The Ottawa conference explores four nation-building themes that evoked tough choices and fierce resistance.
Wayne Wouters (strategic and policy adviser, McCarthy Tétrault and former privy council clerk), John Manley (senior business adviser, Bennett Jones LLP and former Liberal cabinet minister) and Peter Donolo (vice-chair at Hill + Knowlton Strategies and Chretien’s former director of communications) discuss the journey from deficit to surplus. (March 3, 2020)