Carlos Leitão

Carlos Leitão
Economist & Politician

Born in Peniche.
Lived in Lourenço Marques.
Based in Montreal.

Quebec is trying to position itself as a point of connection between Europe and America. We are the most European of North Americans, and Portugal maybe wants to be the most American of Europeans. And so there are interesting parallels between the two societiesCarlos Leitão.

Carlos Leitão, a native of Peniche, is the first Portuguese-Canadian to become a Member of the National Assembly in Quebec, where he was the Minister of Finance under Premier Philippe Couillard between 2014 and 2022. Before entering politics, in 2008, Leitão was ranked second in the world among economic forecasters by the Bloomberg News.


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