Friday, September 17, 2010

Economics Society of Calgary to host Mayoral Debate

For the first time since 2000, the City of Calgary will elect a new mayor and there are many candidates, both incumbent alderman and newcomers vying for the job. With the end of the Bronconnier era, these candidates will present divergent views on where to take the city moving forward from social, economic and other perspectives.

The Economics Society of Calgary is kicking off its 2010-2011 season with a candidates’ debate on September 24, 2010 that will focus on three key issues:

· Balancing Urban Development
· Diversifying Calgary’s Economy
· Combating Homelessness

The debate will be moderated by Todd Hirsch, Senior Economist for Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB). Event details are as follows:

· Registration opens at 7:00 am
· Candidate Debate: 8:00-9:30 am
· Questions from the Audience: 9:30-10:00 am

The cost of the event is $30.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members, and includes the Chamber's buffet breakfast. Proceeds from this event will be put towards the ESC scholarship programs at the University of Calgary.

Please RSVP by September 20, 2010 by clicking on the following link:

Members: $25 ~ Non-members: $30 ~ Student Members: $25
To register click here.
To purchase/renew your membership click here.

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About Todd Hirsch
Todd Hirsch received his BA Honors in Economics from the University of Alberta, and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Since completing his education in 2003, he has held a series of economist positions at a variety of for-profit and public sector organizations, including the Canada West Foundation, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Bank of Canada. He has also served as a two-term President of the Economics Society of Calgary.

Todd joined ATB Financial in May 2007 as Senior Economist where he provides economic information and intelligence to the various lines of business at ATB. He also tracks current developments in Alberta’s and North America's economy and delivers presentations to both internal and external audiences.

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