Ottawa Edition: The Economic Voice Series - Canada's Energy Agenda: Getting it Right7:00am-9:00am | Shaw Centre - 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
The Economic Club of Canada, in partnership with Senator Doug Black, is pleased to bring The Economic Voice Series cross-Canada tour to our nation's capital. Promoting energy literacy in Canada, the tour's Ottawa edition will focus on Canada's place in the global energy sector, and will provide an outlook for the future of our energy industry.
The mandate of this series is to educate Canadians on the development of our energy resources, and discuss ways in which Canada can responsibly maximize its energy resources to benefit all Canadians.
Introductions by The Honourable Doug Black, Senator for Alberta
Moderated by Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
- Peter Tertzakian, Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director, ARC Financial Corporation
- Christopher Henderson, President, Lumos Energy
- The Honourable Brian V. Tobin, P.C., O.C., Vice Chair, BMO Capital Markets, former Premier of Newfoundland & Labrador
-Edward Greenspon, Managing Editor, Global Energy, Environment and Commodities Bloomberg News
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Brian Lee Crowley
Brian Lee Crowley has headed up the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) in Ottawa since its inception in March of 2010, coming to the role after a long and distinguished record in the think tank world. He was the founder of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) in Halifax, one of the country’s leading regional think tanks.
From 2006-08 Crowley was the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist with the federal Department of Finance. He has also headed the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), and has taught politics, economics and philosophy at various universities in Canada and Europe.
With Dr. Ken Coates of the University of Saskatchewan, Crowley is the co-director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s project titled “Aboriginal People and the Natural Resource Economy in Canada: A Strategy for National Reconciliation and Prosperity”.
Crowley is a frequent commentator on political and economic issues in print and broadcast media. His articles appear in The Globe and Mail, the National Post and numerous regional and local newspapers. He holds degrees from McGill and the London School of Economics, including a doctorate in political economy from the latter.
Christopher Henderson is Canada’s pre-eminent Clean Energy Advisor to Aboriginal communities. He advises Chiefs and Councils, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations on how to effectively secure and leverage partnership positions in clean energy projects across Canada. Chris also guides utilities, financial firms, corporations and governments on engaging and partnering with Aboriginal communities on clean energy opportunities. Chris has worked on clean energy projects in every Canadian province and territory, and is an honorary member of seven Aboriginal communities. His book, Aboriginal Power, was published in 2013.
Honourable Brian V. Tobin, P.C., O.C.
Vice Chair, BMO Capital Markets
Former Premier of Newfoundland & Labrador
The Hon. Brian Tobin was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 for his contribution to Canadian public policy as a federal and provincial politician, and for supporting economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Tobin served as the Federal Minister of Industry from October 2000 to January 2002, prior to which he served as the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Tobin served as a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1996 and served as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in the federal cabinet from 1993 to 1996.
Mr. Tobin is currently Vice Chair with BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. Mr. Tobin serves as Chairman and director of New Flyer Industries Inc., and he serves as Lead Director and Vice Chairman of Aecon Group Inc.
Mr. Tobin also served as Executive Chairman, President & CEO of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. Mr. Tobin lead the negotiating team that sold CLM to Cliffs Natural Resources for 4.9 billion dollars which was one of the biggest global mining deals in 2011.
Mr. Tobin is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.
Mr. Tobin has been awarded honorary degrees by both St. Francis Xavier University and Brock University.
Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director
ARC Financial Corporation
Peter Tertzakian is Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director at ARC Financial Corp., Canada’s leading energy focused private equity firm.
An accomplished author, Peter's two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second (McGraw-Hill, NY 2005) and The End of Energy Obesity (John Wiley & Sons, NY 2009) provide insight into the dynamic world of energy transitions through a thoughtful and highly readable examination of economic, environmental and geopolitical pressures. His books have been translated into several languages including, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.
Peter’s career began as a geophysicist in 1982, and then moved from oil and gas to the finance and economics sector in 1990. This background combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, helped him rise from the trenches of hands-on oil exploration fieldwork to become an internationally recognized expert in energy matters. Peter publishes ARC Energy Charts, a weekly journal of real-time business indicators, and writes a weekly column for Canada’s National Newspaper, The Globe and Mail.
A collector of energy antiques and antiquarian books, Peter's passion is studying how society evolves its energy use, and applying the lessons of the past into today's strategic business issues. His collective knowledge and experience in geophysics, innovation, history and economics allows him to give audiences thought provoking insights into today’s pressing energy issues.
Peter has an undergraduate degree in Geophysics from the University of Alberta, a graduate degree in Econometrics from the University of Southampton UK, and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. In addition to his principal role at ARC Financial, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary and has lectured at many leading universities and conferences around the world.
The Honourable Senator Doug Black
The Senate of Canada
Doug Black is confident in the promise of Alberta and Canada.
He placed strongly in first position in the 2012 Alberta Senate Nominee Election, and was appointed to the Senate on January 25, 2013. Senator Black serves on the Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources and the Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.
Senator Black is Senior Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP, a global law firm. He studied at the University of Alberta, and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. Senator Black was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002 and was named as one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers for 2012 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Senator Black is deeply involved in his community, and was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 in recognition of his many contributions. He served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary during a period of tremendous growth in the institution’s history. Senator Black is Governor Emeritus of the Banff Centre, Alberta’s nationally and internationally renowned centre of excellence in creativity and the arts, and was National Co-Chair of the Centre’s successful $128 million campus revitalization campaign. He has served as Chair of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which equips disadvantaged youth with the tools to ignite change in their communities through the arts. Senator Black was also the Founder of Lake Crest School in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Senator Black has been a long-time proponent for responsible energy development and an advocate for diversifying Canada’s energy markets. He was founding president of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the development of a Canadian energy framework.
Senator Black lives in Alberta with his wife Linda, and they have two adult children. Together, Senator Black and his wife are active swimmers, cyclists, and supporters of the arts.