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Alan Arcand
 
Alan Arcand
Associate Director, Centre for Municipal Studies

Alan Arcand is Associate Director with the Centre for Municipal Studies at the Conference Board of Canada. His responsibilities include overseeing the centre's forecasts of 29 Canadian census metropolitan areas. Mr. Arcand also manages many of the group's contract research projects, including economic impact studies, custom medium and long-term economic forecasts, and many other city-related subjects. When he first joined the Conference Board in January 2000, Mr. Arcand was the analyst responsible for the Canadian agricultural sector and the provincial economies of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Alan Arcand holds an M.A. in economics from Queen's University and a B.A. in international relations from the University of Windsor.

Jane McIntyre
 
Jane McIntyre
Senior Economist, Centre for Municipal Studies

Jane is responsible for the economic forecasts of six Canadian CMAs: St. John’s, Halifax, Saint John, Toronto, Oshawa and Hamilton. She also conducts custom research such as the Housing Sector Outlook and a Condo Market Outlook, by provinces and CMAs for specific clients. In the past Jane has provided General Motors of Canada with a detail car and truck outlook, for Canada and the provinces.

Jane has also provided both internal and external clients with “Eviews” training. Eviews is the software package used for econometric modelling at the Conference Board. Clients have included the Government of New Brunswick and the Ukraine Ministry of Finance.

Jane holds an M.A. from McMaster University and B. Comm (Hons. Economics) from Saint Mary’s University.

Robin Wiebe
 
Robin Wiebe
Senior Economist, Centre for Municipal Studies

Robin is a contributor to the regular municipal forecasts. He also co-authors housing reports for external clients. Previously, Robin was a market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for 19 years, serving in Thunder Bay, Windsor, Ontario and Ottawa. His expertise on the housing market was well-respected by both internal and external clients and earned him the position of CMHC spokesperson for the media.

Robin holds a B.A. in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a M.A. Economics from the University of Guelph.

Constantinos Bougas
 
Constantinos Bougas
Economist, Centre for Municipal Studies

Constantinos Bougas is an economist at the Centre for Municipal Studies. His responsibilities include monitoring and forecasting the economies of five census metropolitan areas in Manitoba and Ontario. He also works on custom research projects.

Prior to joining the Conference Board, Constantinos worked as a researcher at the Airport Research Chair of Laval University. His duties included obtaining short and medium term forecasts of air passenger traffic flows in Canada.

Constantinos received an M.A. in economics from Laval University where he specialized in econometrics, and also holds a B.Sc. in mathematics (specialization in actuarial science) from the University of Montreal.

Christopher Heschl
 
Christopher Heschl
Senior Economist I, Centre for Municipal Studies

Christopher Heschl is an economist with the Centre for Municipal Studies. He is responsible for monitoring and forecasting the economies of five census metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Victoria, and Abbotsford-Mission in British Columbia as well as London and Kingston in Ontario. Christopher also works on custom economic research projects. Prior to working at the Conference Board, he was intern with Klahanie Research, where he worked on a historical research project for the Fort Langley National Heritage Site.

Christopher holds an M.A. in Economics from Queen's University and a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of British Columbia.

Henry Diaz
 
Henry Diaz
Senior Economist I, Centre for Municipal Studies

Henry Diaz is an economist with the Centre for Municipal Studies. He is responsible for monitoring and forecasting the economies of five census metropolitan areas: Montreal, Québec City, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, and Trois-Rivières. Henry also works on custom economic research projects for municipalities all across Canada. Prior to working at the Conference Board, he interned with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec, where he completed reports on the economics of sustainability; and with Beiersdorf A.G. in Germany, where he supported a financial standardization project.

Henry holds an M.A. in Economics from Queen's University and a B.B.A in Economics and International Business from HEC Montréal.

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