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Written on 5 Jun 2018

Diane Coyle speaks at G7 symposium on ‘Investing in growth that works for everyone’

G7 Whistler symposium 2018

On May 31, Professor Diane Coyle spoke at a G7 symposium in Whistler, British Columbia on how progress can be made around the world to ensure everyone can contribute to, and share in, the benefits of growth.

Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, hosted the G7 Symposium around the theme of “Investing in Growth That Works for Everyone” at a live streamed event. The event provides a public window into the themes and discussions taking place at the G7 Finance and Development Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting taking place in Whistler, British Columbia until June 2.

The event—moderated by BNN Bloomberg host Amanda Lang—featured prominent policy makers including former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Paul Martin, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. The panellists discussed some of the key pillars of Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency, such as preparing for the jobs of the future, advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, and investing in growth that works for everyone.

Panelists underscored the need to include more women in the economy and to ensure that growth created through investment and international trade benefits those who contribute to its success.

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