Free webinar

COVID-19 and our Financials: A Closer Look at the State of Household, Business and Government Finances in Canada

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on government and business revenues and on labour income, however, government support has been equally massive. This webinar with the Conference Board’s Chief Economist Pedro Antunes, will explore how the financial situation for households and businesses evolved through the recession and what can we expect in the coming years. In addition, Pedro will discuss the lasting impact of the pandemic on public sector finances, especially those of federal and provincial governments.

Join this webinar to gain an understanding of the economic forces affecting the financial situation of Canadian businesses, households, and governments.

As the Conference Board’s Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes is the thought leader and spokesperson for the Conference Board’s suite of economic forecast products, as well as other reports and economic indicators that relate to Canada and its regions. Mr. Antunes has provided expert testimony before parliamentary committees. He makes numerous presentations on economic topics and dialogues with Canadian leaders, the public and media about issues important to Canada. Pedro joined the Conference Board as an economist in 1991 after working with the Canadian Forecasting Group at the Bank of Canada. Pedro has worked on a wide range of economic modelling and research projects in Canada and overseas.


Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada

Pedro Antunes is the Chief Economist and primary spokesperson at The Conference Board of Canada. He provides insights and general direction for the Board’s economic products, including reports and economic indicators that relate to Canada and its regions and sectors. Pedro provides media interviews in English and French as well as expert testimony before parliamentary and senate committees. He is widely sought for speaking engagements and presentations to industry leaders and decision-makers on a broad range of issues and topics that impact Canadians.