Mario is the Director of the Centre for Municipal Studies at the Conference Board of Canada. In his eleven years as director, Mario has gained in-depth knowledge and understanding of the economic and financial situations of Canada's cities. He regularly gives speeches across the country and conducts numerous media interviews.
Prior to his current position, Mario was a Senior Research Associate in the Economic Services Group the Conference Board. He had a major role in several international projects in such countries as Tunisia, Morocco and Ukraine, working closely with each country's Ministry of Finance. In doing so, he had the opportunity to travel multiple times to each of these countries.
From 1991 to 1997, Mario was an economist at the Bank of Canada, where he worked in the research and international departments. He published three Bank of Canada working papers on selected issues of regional economics.
Mario Lefebvre holds a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. degrees in Economics from the University of Montreal.