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Notice of appointment – Economist Luc Vallée joins the MEI

Montreal, July 8, 2019 – The MEI is very happy to announce the appointment of Luc Vallée to the position of Chief Operating Officer & Chief Economist.

Up until just recently, Mr. Vallée headed the Economic Research and Strategy group at Laurentian Bank Securities. From 2009 to 2014, he was Chief Economist and Director of Research and Analysis at Canada Economic Development. He has also served as Chief Economist and Vice President of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

“I am very pleased to be able to count on the collaboration of Luc Vallée in this key position,” says Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI. “His great credibility, his impressive track record, and his interest in public policy matters will without any doubt help the MEI to pursue its mission of economic education in Quebec and across Canada, and contribute to its development.”

“The MEI is an essential voice in the public debate in Quebec and in the rest of Canada,” points out Luc Vallée, who officially takes up his position today. “Its firepower and its impact on the big questions that concern us are undeniable. I am proud to join the ranks of this organization, thus becoming an important spokesperson with the general public and policy-makers regarding economic realities and the fundamental principles that underlie the proper functioning of markets.”

Luc Vallée has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Mediagrif Interactive Technologies, as well as Deputy Treasurer at Canadian National Railways. He holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.

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The MEI is an independent public policy think tank. Through its publications and media appearances, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing reforms based on market principles and entrepreneurship.


Interview requests: Pascale Déry, Vice President, Communications and Development, MEI. Tel.: 514-273-0969 ext. 2233 / Cell: 514-502-6757 / Email: pdery@iedm.org

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