Conservative Finance Critic; former Minister of International Trade; MP for Abbotsford, BC
Ed Fast was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2019. He currently serves as the Conservative Finance Critic. In 2011, former Prime Minister Stephen harper appointed Ed as Minister of International Trade. He was responsible for the development of Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, which created a more competitive Canadian economy by deepening Canada’s trade and investment ties with economies around the world. In 2015 Ed became Canada’s longest serving Trade Minister.
Ian Mellor has been a Senior Financial Planner with Assante Financial Management Ltd. since 1995. He also founded Mellor Financial Group Inc. in 1990. Ian has worked with the West Vancouver Conservative Association as a Financial Agent and an Official Agent for over ten years. He was also a past President of the Evergreen Squash Club of West Vancouver, and is currently a member of the Vancouver Executives Association. Ian lives in West Van and is married to Kim, with whom he has three daughters.
An unanticipated pandemic has devastated Canada’s economy, triggering enormous deficits and a gaping debt. Some of these consequences were unavoidable but how does our economic response compare to other countries?