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 and kept 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 an MBA. He was granted an ICD.D Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Oliver is the Chair of the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator and the RP Investment Advisors Independent Review Committee. He is a Director of Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation, High Arctic Energy Services, and the Canadian Strong and Free Network. He regularly writes articles and appears in the media on issues related to finance, natural resources, public policy, and politics.