Jun 23

Past Event

Stable Banks, Stable Finance: The Canadian Experience


As banking and financial systems in the United States, Europe, and around the world have been shaken to their foundations over the past two years, Canada’s banking and overall financial system has proven sound and stable. Although the Canadian economy has not escaped the global economic downturn, its strong financial system—recently ranked as the most sound by the World Economic Forum—has helped the economy avoid a potentially sharper contraction.

On June 23, the Brookings Institution and The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a public event to examine Canada’s overall financial system, particularly its approach to financial market regulation, and explore potential lessons for other countries.

Event Materials:
View Ambassador Wilson's remarks »
Nick Le Pan's presentation slides »

Event Agenda

  • Moderator

    • Jodi White

      Former President, Public Policy Forum

  • Panel Discussion

    • Portrait: Barry Bosworth

      Barry P. Bosworth

      Senior Fellow

    • Mark Carney

      Governor of the Bank of Canada

    • Nick Le Pan

      Former Canadian Superintendent of Financial Institutions

      Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Public Accountability Board

    • His Excellency Michael Wilson

      Canadian Ambassador to the United States


June 23, 2009

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Flom Auditorium

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW


For More Information

Kristopher Carr

(202) 691-4301