Walter Gordon Symposium

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Walter Gordon Symposium

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

The Walter Gordon Symposium is named after the Honourable Walter Gordon, who was Minister of Finance and President of the Privy Council under the government of Lester B. Pearson. The series, which began in 1990, was designed to annually present a topic of immediate Canadian significance to an audience drawn from the worlds of academia, business and government.

This year’s Symposium is entitled “Canada 2050: Visions of the Future”. It aims to explore how Canadian public policy decisions today will impact crucial issues in the future. The goal of the symposium to spark a conversation around how long-term public planning can promote inclusivity, diversity, growth, and innovation.

The Symposium will have a lunch-time Keynote Address from Doug Saunders, author of Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians are Not Enough

Throughout the day, there will be a series of panels discussing these issues in relation to specific topics. The topics for the panels are: Canada’s Future Population, The Future of Canada’s Cities, The Future of Canadian Resources and The Future of Work in Canada.

We hope this cross-section of panels will allow us to reflect on how far Canada has come and stimulate discussion on the direction we want Canada to go.

Registration is free and open to all, register today:



March 1
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Faculty Club
41 Willcocks St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3 Canada
(416) 978-6325