Louis Thériault was the Vice-President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy for The Conference Board of Canada. Louis
joined the Conference Board of Canada in 1997, where he specialized in economic and policy analysis. He was
responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health, energy, environment
and transportation policy, science technology and innovation, food, and the Centre for the North. He was also the
liaison officer for the Institut du Québec.
Formerly, Louis was the Executive Director, Economic Initiatives, responsible for all aspects of the Board's many
research programs including the Canadian Alliance for
Sustainable Health Care, Canadian Tourism
Research Institute and Global Commerce
Since joining the Conference Board, Louis launched several initiatives. He was first responsible for the
Metropolitan Outlook Service including a quarterly economic forecast for large Canadian urban centres. In 2003, he
launched the Canadian Industrial Outlook
Service providing economic and financial trends for large industries. Louis was also director of the
International Trade and Investment Center, which offers Canadian business leaders and policy-makers research related
to the implications of ongoing restructuring of global production. More recently, he launched the Board's health
economics group providing forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the Canadian health-care
In addition, Louis was a speaker and a media spokesperson on public policy issues and the Canadian economy.
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