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Carlos J. Leitão

  • Minister of Finance

Place of birth: Portugal

Carlos Leitão holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from McGill University. For over 30 years, he worked in the banking and financial services industry, including for the Royal Bank of Canada, and later for Laurentian Bank Securities, where he was chief economist. He sat on the management committee and the risk management committee of the Laurentian Bank for several years. He was also a member of the Bank of Canada’s Québec Panel.

Over the years, he acquired an in-depth knowledge of economic and financial issues in Québec, Canada and North America. Through his publications and news updates on major economic developments, Carlos Leitão has provided highly strategic guidance to businesses and institutions across the country. In recognition of his talent for identifying major trends in capital markets, he was ranked among the top economists by Bloomberg, a prestigious US magazine that is considered an authority in the financial world.

Mr. Leitão was elected Member of the National Assembly for the Robert-Baldwin riding in the election held on April 7, 2014, and was appointed Québec Minister of Finance on April 23 of the same year. From April 13, 2016, to January 16, 2017, he also held the position of Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review as well as that of Chair of the Conseil du trésor. Since January 16, 2017, he has held the position of Minister of Finance.


Ministère des Finances
12, rue Saint-Louis, 1er étage
Québec (Québec)  G1R 5L3
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Phone: 418 643-5270
Fax: 418 646-1574

Chief of staff: Guillaume Caudron
Press attaché: Audrey Cloutier

Last update: April 26, 2018
Online as of: April 24, 2014

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