November 20, 2019 – PEP congratulates Jean-Yves Duclos, co-founder of the organisation, who takes up a new role following his appointment as President of the Treasury Board in the Cabinet of the new Canadian Liberal Government.
As President of the Treasury Board, the Honorable Minister Duclos is responsible for translating the policies and programs approved by the Cabinet into operational reality.
“It is with enthusiasm, gratitude and humility that I will take up the position of President of the Treasury Board to begin this new mandate,” he said in a statement published on his Twitter account.
As well as a co-founder and leader of PEP, Minister Duclos established the microeconomic analysis (PMMA) research group specializing in the analysis of poverty and inequality. He served as PMMA Program Director from 2002 until 2015, when he was first elected as a Canadian Member of Parliament and appointed Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
In his role as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Minister Duclos is noted for introducing the Canada Child Benefit. The CCB is a uniform child benefit that has helped lift almost 300,000 children out of poverty within two years of being introduced.
While PMMA Program Director, Minister Duclos co-authored the innovative DAD and DASP (for Stata) software tools for distributive analysis. By the end of 2018, these tools have been downloaded by 8,183 and 9,988 users, respectively, in 210 countries. The tools are designed to facilitate the analysis and comparison of social welfare, inequality, poverty and equity across standard living distributions.
Learn more about the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos as a Canadian Member of Parliament.