Dawn Desjardins

Vice-President & Deputy Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Canada

Dawn Desjardins joined the RBC economics team in January 2006. She is a key contributor to the macroeconomic forecasts for Canada and the U.S. and is part of a team that is responsible for the interest rate forecasts for both countries. Dawn delivers economic analysis to RBC’s clients through a variety of publications and presentations. She is often interviewed by media from across North America to discuss developments in the economy and financial markets.

Prior to joining RBC, Dawn worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Toronto covering the Canadian bond and currency markets and was the Canadian bond market strategist for a major U.S. bank for ten years.

10:45 — Economy and Construction Sector – Current Situation and Outlook

Mark Casaletto
Dawn Desjardins
Stephen Tapp

Sponsored by Export Development Canada

The international and domestic economic situation and outlook and what it means for the construction market in Canada.