Competing in a New Era: Population Aging and Business in New Brunswick

In this presentation, economist and author Richard Saillant will discuss how demographics have and will continue to reshape the province's economic and business landscape.

Event Details

Location and date:
Fredericton February 18, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. AST

New Brunswick is one of Canada's fastest aging provinces. Ever since the oldest baby boomers started to retire in droves a decade ago, demographics have turned from economic tailwind to headwind.

In this presentation, economist and author Richard Saillant will discuss how demographics have and will continue to reshape the province's economic and business landscape.

More specifically, Richard will discuss how demographics are rewriting the rules of competitiveness for New Brunswick's business sector and how firms can respond to the various threats and opportunities of a fast-aging population and workforce.

Please register by midnight on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.


Richard Saillant is a Moncton-based economist and public policy consultant, and is a former vice-president of the Université de Moncton and former director of the Donald J. Savoie Institute, a public policy research organization.

He has also spent nearly fifteen years in Ottawa in various departments, including the Privy Council Office, Industry Canada and Transport Canada.

Richard is the author of four books, including Over the Cliff? Acting Now to Avoid New Brunswick's Bankruptcy (2014) and Shale Gas in New Brunswick: Towards a Better Understanding (2014, co-edited with David Campbell).

His most recent book, A Tale of Two Countries: How the Great Demographic Imbalance is Pulling Canada Apart (Nimbus, 2016) was a finalist for the National Business Book Award.

Registration Terms

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  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. Cancellations will be accepted by e-mail only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. Refunds will be issued using the original method of payment.
  • Special dietary requirements: Please inform us at the time of registration if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. The information will be passed to the catering staff at the facility and you will need to identify yourself to the server in order to receive your meal.
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Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.

$50.00 (meal included)

1.50 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

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Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB E3B 2H8
t.:(506) 457-7000

The Delta Fredericton provides a contemporary home base from which to explore the sights and sounds of the city. Conveniently situated in the heart of New Brunswick, Canada's beautiful Fredericton, our hotel features a picturesque location on the Saint John River, as well as an array of terrific amenities. Make yourself comfortable in your spacious, intelligently designed hotel room or suite; all lodging features complimentary Wi-Fi access, deluxe bedding, an ergonomic desk and a flat-screen TV.

Savor locally sourced seafood at URBAN GRILL, discover your own personal oasis at our signature spa or simply unwind next to one of our two swimming pools. Plan your meeting or wedding here in Fredericton, Canada to take advantage of our versatile venues and our experienced planning and catering teams. Our hotel's central location allows for easy travel to renowned destinations, such as the University of New Brunswick, Crabbe Mountain and the Garrison District.


Please contact:

Renée Dupuis-Leon, Coordinator, Professional Development and Member Events
Tel: (506) 830-3300