The Presidential Address is typically given on the Saturday evening of the CEA Annual Meetings by the current president of the Canadian Economics Association. The lecture topic is published each year in the conference programme and the corresponding paper is normally published in the November issue of the Canadian Journal of Economics.
The 2023 lecture was given by David Green (University of British Columbia): Basic Income and The Labour Market: Labour Supply, Precarious Work, & Technological Change
The 2022 lecture was given by Francisco Ruge-Murcia (McGill University): How do Central Banks Make Decisions?
The 2021 lecture was given by M. Scott Taylor (University of Calgary): The Orca Conjecture. For the lecture recording see: https://www.economics.ca/cpages/cea-session-recordings
The 2019 lecture was given by Angela Redish (University of British Columbia): Treaty of Paris vs Treaty of Niagara: Rethinking Canadian Economic History in the 21st Century