Thursday, July 18, 2024

Jack Mintz

: Distinguished Fellow

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Dr. Jack M. Mintz is the President’s Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary after serving as the Palmer Chair and founding Director from January 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015.

He also serves on the board of Imperial Oil Limited and is a Distinguished Senior Fellow, MacDonald-Laurier Institute, Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute, and research fellow at International Tax and Investment Centre in Washington D.C., CESIfo Germany and Oxford’s Centre of Business Taxation.  He is a regulator contributor to the Financial Post and is a member of the editorial board of International Tax and Public Finance.

Dr. Mintz held the position of Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School of Business from 1989-2007 and Department of Economics at Queen’s University, Kingston, 1978-89. He was a Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School, 2015; New York University Law School, 2007; President and CEO of the C. D. Howe Institute from 1999-2006; Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance, Ottawa; and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Management, University of Toronto, 1993 – 1995. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of International Tax and Public Finance, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers from 1994 – 2001.

He chaired the federal government’s Technical Committee on Business Taxation in 1996 and 1997 that led to corporate tax reform in Canada since 2000. He also served on numerous panels and boards at the federal and provincial levels including Vice-President and chair of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 2012-2018, chair of the Alberta Financial Investment and Planning Advisory Commission 2007 and member of the federal Panel on Healthcare Innovation 2014-5. He recently chaired the Alberta Premier’s Economic Recovery Council from March 2020 to July 2022 and was a member of the Alberta Health Services board June 2021 to November 2022.

In the past he served on corporate boards including Brookfield Asset Management (2002-2012), Morneau Shepell (2010-2020) and CHC Helicopter (2003-2008).  He has consulted widely with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and various governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Canada and abroad, including serving as National Policy Advisor for EY Canada from 2015 to 2021.

Dr. Mintz became a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 as well as receiving the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community.   He has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top global experts on corporate taxation since 2016 and Alberta Venture magazine as one of the most influential Albertans in 2008 and 2010.

Jack Mintz's work for MLI

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