The Jobs and Prosperity Council was created to advise on improving Ontario’s long-term productivity and competitiveness. The Council is non-partisan and voluntary. Members provided their knowledge and expertise to articulate what they thought were the most critical actions for realizing the province’s potential and becoming a global economic success story.
The Council presented their final report entitled Advantage Ontario to the Ontario government on December 19, 2012.
- Full report
- Letter to Ontarians
- Jobs and Prosperity Council news release
- Gord Nixon's Remarks
- Minister's statement
- Event photos
The Ontario government committed to reviewing the report in order to develop a response to the Council’s recommendations.
The Council consists of 14 experienced leaders from business, labour and other sectors. All of the members volunteered their time to contribute to a shared vision for action for Ontario.
- Gord Nixon (Chair), President and CEO, Royal Bank Canada
- Kevin Lynch (Vice Chair), Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group
- Bonnie Brooks, President, Hudson's Bay Company
- George Cope, President and CEO, BCE Inc. and BellCanada
- Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation
- NitinKawale, President, Cisco Systems Canada Co.
- Genevieve Knauff, Owner, gck Consulting Ltd. and hme Enterprises Ltd.
- Darryl Lake, Founder and former CEO, Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc.
- Mike Lazaridis, Founder and Vice Chair, Research In Motion Limited
- Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
- Joe Repovs, Founder and CEO, Samco Machinery
- Reza Satchu, Managing Partner, Alignvest Capital Management
- Jim Stanford, Economist, Canadian Auto Workers
- Jeff Westeinde, Chair, Windmill Development Group