The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C.

Joe Oliver is the former Minister of Finance, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the GTA and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence. While Finance Minister, he presented a budget that was balanced fiscally and socially, while keeping personal taxes at the lowest level in 50 years.

Mr. Oliver represented Canada at G7, G20, IMF and World Bank meetings of Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks. He co-chaired the G20 committee responsible for generating and overseeing country plans to increase global growth by $2 trillion.

Joe Oliver served as President and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and was the founding CEO of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and the Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Oliver spent over 20 years running the investment banking operations of several Canadian investment dealers.

Mr. Oliver graduated from McGill University with a BA and BCL (civil law) and from the Harvard Graduate School of Business with a MBA. He was granted an ICD.D Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Oliver is the Chairman of Echelon Wealth Partners, the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator, PlantExt and the Independent Review Committee of RP Strategic Income Plus Fund. He is a Director of Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation, High Arctic Energy Services and the Manning Centre.