Don Drummond

Don Drummond, O.Ont.

Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group (Toronto, ON)

September 12, 2006

Don Drummond is Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of TD Bank Financial Group. He is responsible for overseeing analysis and forecasts for the Canadian and U.S. economies and financial markets. Mr. Drummond also writes on a wide range of public policy issues and is frequently called upon by the media to comment on economic and policy developments.
Don Drummond was born in Victoria, BC, where he graduated from the University of Victoria. He subsequently received his MA in Economics from Queen’s University.

Upon completing his studies at Queen’s, Mr. Drummond joined the federal Department of Finance where he held a series of progressively more senior positions in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy, and tax policy. His last three positions were, Assistant Deputy Minister of Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis, Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy and Legislation and most recently, Associate Deputy Minister. As ADM of Finance, Mr. Drummond was responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations and coordinating the planning of the annual federal budgets.

Role: Panel Member
Report: The State of Science and Technology in Canada (September 2006)