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Building a Strong Ontario

Friday, March 31, 2023

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Building a Strong Ontario

While the world continues to face economic uncertainty and geopolitical instability, Ontario has a plan to support businesses and people while laying a strong fiscal foundation for future generations.

Join Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, for a keynote speech and fireside chat on Ontario’s 2023 Budget, where he will share more about how the province is building a stronger Ontario for families, workers, and businesses.


*The content presented is free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.*

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The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy

Minister of Finance, Government of Ontario

Peter Bethlenfalvy is Ontario’s Minister of Finance. He was elected as MPP for Pickering—Uxbridge in 2018 and was re-elected in 2022.

As Minister of Finance, he is responsible for the management of the province’s finances and building the environment for long-term economic prosperity. Throughout COVID-19, Minister Bethlenfalvy provided the supports Ontario families, workers, and businesses needed through the pandemic. Now, with Premier Ford, he is working to Get It Done for our healthcare system, communities, and economy to ensure they are stronger than ever before.

Prior to entering public service, Minister Bethlenfalvy served in senior leadership roles for several financial institutions including as President and Chief Operating Officer of TD Securities (USA) and Co-President of DBRS.

He has served on the Board of Directors for many charitable organizations. In 2014, he joined the True Patriot Love Expedition to the magnetic North Pole in support of Canadian military families.
He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University which included a year at the HEC School of Management, Paris, and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

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Sal Rabbani

President of the Board of Directors, Empire Club of Canada