The second in a free series on Early Child Education in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist with the TD Bank
Craig manages a large team of economists that support all of the divisions and clients of TD - the second largest bank in Canada and the eighth largest bank in the United States. Craig has 15 years of experience in the private sector as an economic and financial forecaster. He is also a regular commentator on public policy, including quality early child education. Craig is passionate about the importance of investing in early child education as prudent public policy, as well as long-term economic development.
Pierre Fortin, Professor of Economics at Université du Québec à Montréal & Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Pierre is a well-known economist in academic, political and media circles and with the public in general. His research on the economic benefits of Quebec's investment in Early Child Education is internationally recognized. Pierre argues that, not only will ECE more than pay for itself; planned correctly, the benefits of full-time, publicly-supported learning and care programs begin immediately and the payoffs are more far-reaching than speculated.