Dr. Ian Lee will speak with Kanata-Carleton Conservatives regarding the economy in Canada (see his full biography below). Doors open at 6:30PM. The presentation will begin at 7:00PM. Attendees will also be able to attend a Q&A with our guest speaker.
This event is free for Kanata-Carleton Conservatives who hold a valid Conservative Party membership. Otherwise, a small donation is appreciated at the door to help cover the cost of the event.
Directions for parking will be marked by the library.
Coffee, drinks, and appetizers will be served.
About our Guest
Ian grew up on a farm in Eastern Ontario in the 1960s. Prior to his academic career, Ian was employed for 9 years in banking and lending with Avco Financial Services as branch manager and BMO Ottawa Main Office as Mortgage Manager. He lent millions of dollars in mortgages and business loans to Ottawa consumers and businesses through the 1970s and early 1980s – including living through interest rates of 20%.
He left the bank to return to school for a masters and PhD. Upon graduation, he became a professor at Carleton University in the Sprott School of Business in 1988, teaching business strategy and public policy.
After the collapse of communism, Ian taught approximately 100 times across Central and Eastern Europe for American and Canadian EMBA programs in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.
He has taught annually in Warsaw since 1991. He has taught annually since 1997 in Hong Kong and Shanghai China.
Ian is a past member of Carleton University Board of Governors. He is a frequent media analyst on issues concerning the impact of federal public policies on Canada’s business community, and the nation’s economy. Since 2006, Mr. Lee has published over thirty-five Op-Eds and has appeared before Canada’s House of Commons and Senate committees over 40 times.
2500 Campeau Dr
Kanata, ON K2K 2W3
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