May 2017

A chat with Maxime Bernier & Kevin O'Leary

11:30am-1:30pm | Arcadian Court - 401 Bay St., 8th Floor, Toronto

Join the EC for this exclusive event. We're ditching the formalities and getting right down to business. No podium, just real talk. Discussion moderated by Amanda Lang, Anchor, Bloomberg North.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Amanda Lang

Anchor Bloomberg North
Author, The Beauty of Discomfort

Amanda Lang

Amanda Lang is considered one of Canada's top business journalists. After 20 years of working the beat in North America's major markets, Amanda brings her impressively savvy expertise in financial markets and the global and Canadian economies to Bloomberg TV Canada. Amanda's reputation for conducting captivating interviews with high-profile guests, combined with her quick-witted and insightful approach, will provide viewers with a perspective that's entertaining, fresh and informative. Previously, Amanda was CBC's senior business correspondent, appearing frequently on CBC's and host of The Exchange. Her career began with the Globe and Mail and then Financial Post before reporting and anchoring for CNN in New York then Business News Network in Toronto. Amanda is the author of the bestselling book The Power of Why: Simple Questions that Lead to Success. She is currently working on a second book.

Kevin O’Leary

O'Shares Exchange Traded Funds

Kevin O’Leary

Currently the Chairman of O'Shares Exchange Traded Funds, Kevin has spent a lifetime fighting on behalf of investors and small business. Kevin is a three time, best-selling author on the topics of family, finance and business. Kevin is a Leader with a smart plan to kick start the economy and a Leader who will fight for you.

Maxime Bernier

Member of Parliament for Beauce, Québec

Maxime Bernier

Maxime Bernier is known as a dependable politician who speaks his mind. A man of ideas, his belief in personal responsibility and freedom is at the heart of his political vision. In his public statements, he expresses those values and his unwavering commitment to reducing the size of government.

Maxime Bernier was born January 18, 1963, in St-Georges-de-Beauce. He is the father of two girls.

Mr. Bernier is a dedicated and experienced runner and has participated in several marathons. A tough and determined competitor, he once ran 106 km across his constituency, completing the run in 13 hours and raising $165,000 for the Beauce food bank.

In 1985, Mr. Bernier earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal and entered Law at the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1990.

Mr. Bernier has a long-standing interest in business and during his career worked for several financial and banking institutions before becoming Executive Vice-President of the Montreal Economic Institute in 2005.

Many people in the region encouraged him to enter politics. He took up the challenge and was elected Member of Parliament for Beauce on January 23, 2006, with the largest majority outside Alberta. He was appointed to Cabinet on February 6, 2006, as Minister of Industry.

His success in deregulating major portions of the telecommunications sector prompted the chair of the Political Science department at McGill University, Professor Richard J. Schultz, to write, “In terms of what is perhaps the single most important component of his Industry portfolio, telecommunications, he was without challenge the best Industry Minister in thirty years.”

Mr. Bernier also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from August 14, 2007 to May 26, 2008.

He was re-elected to represent Beauce on October 14, 2008, again receiving the largest majority of all MPs in Quebec.

Re-elected on May 2, 2011, he was appointed Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism.

Maxime Bernier was re-elected a fourth time in November, 2015, receiving more than 59% of the vote.

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