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Ottawa, March 19, 2018 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Trevin Stratton as its new Chief Economist.

“I’m happy to welcome Trevin to our team,” said Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “His impressive background, entrepreneurial skills, diverse consulting experience and communications acumen will be a strong addition to our policy team.”

Dr. Stratton joins the Canadian Chamber from BDO Canada where he is currently the National Lead for Economic Development. This practice, which he founded, delivers services in economic impact assessments, investment attraction, business retention and expansion, as well as labour attraction and sustainable development. His background also includes other senior consulting roles in Canada, Dubai and Geneva.

“The Canadian Chamber is on the frontlines of discussions on competitiveness, which is crucial to the success of Canada’s businesses. I look forward to contributing to the success of these projects and campaigns,” said Dr. Stratton. 

Dr. Stratton also brings impressive academic credentials to the Chamber. He has a certificate in economic development from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and PhD in international economics from the University of Geneva. He has held appointments as an International Scholar at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and as an E.C. Harwood Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.

In 2017 he was selected by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal as one of the city’s “Forty Under 40”. He has also received a range of academic fellowships, grants and scholarships, in addition to receiving the Circle of Excellence Award from the federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and the  Government of Canada’s Deputy Minister’s Award for Creativity and Innovation.

Dr. Stratton will be taking over from Interim Chief Economist Jayson Myers on April 16.  

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The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital connection between business and the federal government. It helps shape public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada with a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions. Follow us on Twitter @CdnChamberofCom.

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Contact:

Guillaum W. Dubreuil
Senior Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
613.797.1860
gdubreuil@chamber.ca