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Public invited to free lecture by Scotiabank’s chief economist

October 17, 2014

Warren Jestin, senior vice-president and chief economist for Scotiabank will be presenting in the Eresman Theatre at Medicine Hat College (MHC) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. to noon. Jestin will discuss Canadian and international economic issues and the latest economic, political and financial market developments.

Michael Stafford-Mayer, branch manager for Scotiabank explains that they are excited to host this informational session at the college.

“MHC is a cornerstone institution in our city, with lots of future leaders and a terrific business program; we feel Warren’s message will certainly resonate with faculty and students without a doubt.”

Jestin is a popular speaker on national and international economic issues, and meets with clients and experts from around the globe to keep pace with the latest market trends.

Stafford-Mayer explains that for anyone hesitant, and weary, that the topic may be boring or drab he can reassure them that Warren’s presentation is informative and entertaining. “He can really talk to any audience, whether he has a room full of farmers or economists, he adjusts his style to the audience he is talking to so that everyone comes away with an understanding.”

For those wondering what to expect from the presentation, Stafford-Mayer explains that Jestin’s approach is to bring a macro, global level understanding and break it down to what it means to Canada, Alberta and our area in particular. “We are getting a well-rounded view of how our spot in the world and other advancements shape the global economy.”

Jestin sits on various advisory boards including the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, the Markham Stouffville Hospital and is the economist in residence at the College of Management & Economics.

Jestin has as well been active with policy development. He was a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council and has been active on policy committees of the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce and the Toronto Board of Trade.

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