André Loranger is currently the assistant chief statistician responsible for the Economic Statistics Program at Statistics Canada. In that role, he is ultimately responsible for ensuring the quality, relevance and accessibility of Statistics Canada’s suite of economic statistics including industrial production, international trade, investment, consumer and producer prices, the environment and the macroeconomic statistics produced within the Canadian System of National Accounts (GDP, balance of payments). André, an economist with an M.A. (economics) degree from the University of Ottawa, began his career in the public service at Statistics Canada in 1997, where he primarily compiled estimates of GDP. Prior to his current position, André was the director of the Producer Prices Division, and the director general of the Macroeconomic Statistics Branch.