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Provincial Budget 2024: Building Ontario’s Future Today with The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy

Thursday, March 21, 2024

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In Conversation with Ontario’s Minister of Finance

Amid record population growth and the challenges of an uncertain economy and global instability, Ontario is delivering on its Plan to Build.

Join Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, for a keynote speech and fireside chat, where he will share more about how the province is investing in the critical infrastructure needed for the future while keeping costs down for people today.

The Empire Club of Canada is excited to host the Finance Minister in anticipation of Ontario’s 2024 Provincial Budget.  We hope to see you there!

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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. Minister Bethlenfalvy
continues to deliver on the government’s plan to build a Strong Ontario with the
supports necessary for people and businesses today, while laying a strong fiscal
foundation for future generations. With Premier Ford, he is working to Get It Done and
build the housing and critical infrastructure needed for Ontario’s growing population and

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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The Honourable Lisa Raitt

Vice-Chair , Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

The Honourable Lisa Raitt joined CIBC Capital Markets in January 2020, having previously worked in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Raitt’s current focus is on senior client coverage and business development with clients in the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, which align closely with her deep expertise.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Raitt was the President and CEO of the Toronto Port Authority. She was elected into the House of Commons in 2008, where she went on to hold three senior portfolios serving as Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Labour, and Minister of Transport. Most recently, Ms. Raitt was the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada.

Ms. Raitt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Guelph. She possesses an LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario bar in 1998. In 2020 Ms. Raitt was named a Woodrow Wilson Center Global Fellow of the Canada Institute.