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Since 1871, CME has been the voice of industry in Canada. Our strength has been and continues to be the member companies for which we exist to serve; manufacturing and exporting firms. For those firms, the latest economic data reflects the impact of their company’s success but also paints a picture of what opportunities and barriers to growth exist.

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Alan Arcand is Chief Economist at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

Alan is a member of the National Policy team where he is responsible for developing and executing CME’s major national research projects, conducting CME’s macroeconomic analysis to support the organization across the country, leading our tax policy efforts, and be a leading voice representing the interests of the association and members with government and with the public.

Before joining CME, Alan spent 19 years at The Conference Board of Canada where he held multiple roles, including the Associate Director of the Centre for Municipal Studies. Alan’s background includes expertise in municipal, regional, and national economic matters including economic forecasting and analysis.