The federal government has appointed members to its new financial literacy committee.
On July 30, Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson and Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney announced the fifteen members of the newly created National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy. They are appointed for a two-year term and were chosen from a group of more than a hundred applications.
Committee members are to provide advice on issues related to financial literacy and champion the cause within their respective sectors. The newly appointed members are:
Camille Beaudoin, Autorité des marchés financiers
Leslie Byrnes, Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association
Laurie Campbell, Credit Canada Debt Solutions
Terry Campbell, Canadian Bankers Association
Shelley Clayton, University of New Brunswick Financial Aid Office
Mary Condon, Ontario Securities Commission
Pat Foran, CTV News
Suzanne Gendron, Mouvement Desjardins
Terry Goodtrack, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada
Kelley Keehn, Financial author
Cary List, Financial Planning Standards Council
Elizabeth Mulholland, Prosper Canada
Andrew Nicholson, Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick
Gary Rabbior, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
Cairine Wilson, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
"We know that when Canadians have the right financial knowledge, they can make wise financial decisions, strengthening our entire economy," commented Sorenson. "That’s why the Harper Government is committed to strengthening the financial literacy of Canadians and the members selected for the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy reflect the wide spectrum of experience and expertise needed to accomplish that goal."