Positive Energy Big Ideas Energy Leaders Dialogue: Is there a Deal to be had on Energy Development in Canada?11:30am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
Canada is at a crossroads in its energy development. Getting the country’s oil, gas and electricity resources to domestic and international markets is becoming increasingly challenging, with ever-greater numbers of projects running into fierce opposition along environmental, inter-regional, economic, social and cultural lines. At the same time, Canada faces growing challenges to ensure reliable domestic energy supplies at competitive costs with acceptable environmental and social impacts and a longer term challenge in sustaining its position as an international energy player in an energy world dominated by technology and know-how, not simply resources.
Incremental approaches to address these challenges are meeting with limited success. Bigger, bolder, more creative thinking is needed. We need to move beyond the current focus on individual projects to the larger questions surrounding energy development overall such as climate change, local community impacts and the roles and rights of Aboriginal peoples.
The Economic Club of Canada in partnership with The University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy project and the Canadian Gas Association, Encana Corporation, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Cenovus Energy, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and BC Oil & Gas, are proud to host an armchair discussion to explore a number of ‘big ideas’ that could help the country move past its current gridlock.
• On the Environment: Would a pan-Canadian price on carbon reduce opposition to fossil fuel development?
• On Federalism and Inter-regional Relations: Do we need to better align the risks/costs of energy development with its benefits/rewards across the country?
• On Aboriginal Peoples: Would negotiating an energy accord with Canada's Aboriginal Peoples reduce conflict and generate greater engagement of Aboriginal communities in energy development?
• On Canada's Energy System: Would increased downstream processing of oil be of net economic benefit and reduce opposition to exports?
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President and CEO
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
Brenda Kenny is President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) where she works with industry partners and key stakeholders to advance pipeline safety, operating excellence and sound policy. Leadership in outreach and collaboration to solve problems and implement solutions is central to her role at CEPA. Brenda has extensive experience in energy regulation, sustainability and strategy development. Prior to joining CEPA, she spent a number of years with the National Energy Board where she provided executive leadership in policy, regulatory reviews and finance.
Brenda is an adjunct professor in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. She serves on the Board of Governors for the University of Calgary, chairs that Board’s Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee and sits on the Board the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta independent not-for-profit organization that invests in clean technology solutions. Brenda also serves on the Board of the Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA) to provide strategic advice on diversifying the economy and improving Alberta’s competitiveness.
Brenda is also a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has been active in a variety of boards and community groups including WaterSMART, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Calgary and imagineCALGARY. Brenda holds a Doctorate in Resources and the Environment, a Masters of Mechanical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Applied Science.
President & CEO
As President & Chief Executive Officer, Brian is responsible for overall
leadership of Cenovus Energy’s strategic and operational performance. He
is also a Director of Cenovus Energy.
Brian joined a predecessor company in 1984 and became a member of the
Management Team in 1994. His business experience includes a variety of
areas in finance, business development, reserves, strategic planning,
evaluations and communications.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with distinction, from the
University of Alberta in 1980, and received his Chartered Accountant
designation in 1983. In 1993 he completed the University of Western
Ontario's Executive Management program, and in 2010 received the Fellow
of the Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
Brian is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). He is a past Chairman
of CICA's Risk Oversight and Governance Board and previously served on
CICA's Innovation Council. In April of 2012, Brian completed a two-year
term on the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Board of
Governors. He continues to participate on several CAPP committees
including the Oil Sands CEO Council.
Brian was appointed to the Federal Government's Global Commerce Strategy
Advisory Panel headed by The Honourable Ed Fast in May 2012.
Brian has been active in supporting the community. He became Chair of the
Calgary Police Foundation in June 2011. In May 2012, he was named Calgary's
first Honourary Deputy Police Chief.
Jean Paul Gladu
President and CEO
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay JP is a member of the Sand Point First Nation located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon.
Mr. Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector. His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. He has produced a number of publications related to Aboriginal issues including: forest certification, Native values collection, biofuel opportunities, First Nation community land use plans, criteria and indicators for sustainable forestry, and cedar product development.
With a passion for his community, his culture and traditions Mr. Gladu brings the past, present and future to the table, moving corporate Canada and Aboriginal business toward sustainable partnerships and shared economic prosperity.
Mr. Gladu’s work has him speaking extensively not only across Canada but internationally as he shares the challenges and successes of Aboriginal business in Canada today. In October 2014 he spoke in Guatemala at the World Indigenous Business Forum, in April 2015 in New York he addressed the Corporate Leadership Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Building a Community of Practice conference. As well in May 2015 in New York he spoke at the Sodexo Quality of Life Conference.
An experienced negotiator JP led a number of business development projects in northern Ontario. JP completed a forestry technician diploma in 1993 and obtained an undergraduate degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University in 2000. He also holds an Executive MBA from Queens University.
Chair of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Energy Research Institute
University of Ottawa
He is formerly President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association. Prior to joining CGA, he was Senior Vice President Government Affairs for the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). Before joining CEA, he was Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Energy Sector in the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), formerly Energy, Mines and Resources (EMR) and before that, Director General of the Energy Policy Branch. From 1987 to January 1990, he was Assistant Director, Resource Policy Division in the Department of Finance.
Before joining the federal government in 1987, Mr. Cleland worked in Nova Scotia where, he was a lecturer in business/government relations at the school of Public Administration at Dalhousie University and academic editor of Plan Canada, the journal of the Canadian Institute of Planners. From 1982 to 1985, he was Associate Director of the Centre for Development Projects at Dalhousie University where he was responsible for various management training projects in Zimbabwe and the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Prior to joining Dalhousie University, he occupied a number of positions at the Nova Scotia Departments of Development and Municipal Affairs.
Mr. Cleland was born in Quesnel, British Columbia, and educated at the University of British Columbia (BA in political science 1972) and Queens (MPL urban and regional planning 1974).
Chief Executive Officer
David Suzuki Foundation
Peter Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of the David Suzuki Foundation, a non-profit science and education organization working to address some of Canada’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Peter began his career working as a park ranger in wilderness areas throughout British Columbia, where he was decorated for bravery by the Governor General of Canada. After his park career, he worked at BC Housing, a provincial crown corporation, eventually becoming its CEO. Immediately prior to his appointment as CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, he was the CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op, the country’s largest outdoor equipment retailer.
Peter has a long history of humanitarian work, including monitoring prison conditions with the International Red Cross in Rwanda in 1998, and leading a team for seven years that monitored detained asylum seekers in British Columbia. He has served as the Chair of the Board of Governors and the Chancellor of Royal Roads University in Victoria, and with the Board of Governors of the Canadian Red Cross Society. More recently, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Imagine Canada, an organization that supports charities across the country.
Peter holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, as well as diplomas in Community Economic Development and Fish & Wildlife Management. He completed a Doctor of Social Sciences in 2014.
Professor Monica Gattinger
University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy
Professor Monica Gattinger is Director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and Chair of the Institute’s Collaboratory on Energy Research and Policy. She has written widely on Canadian energy policy and regulation, and the country’s energy relations with the United States.
Dr. Gattinger is spearheading Positive Energy, a three year initiative that uses the convening power of the university to bring together industry, government, aboriginal groups, environmental NGOs and the academy to identify how to achieve social acceptance and support for energy development in Canada.
Monica was elected to the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors in 2012, and she sits on the Editorial Boards of the University of Ottawa Press and the journal Canadian Public Administration. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Partnership for Resource Trade and was appointed to the Learning Council for Pollution Probe’s Energy Exchange initiative on energy literacy. Her expertise is regularly sought out by energy firms, industry associations, parliamentary committees and government departments at the national and international levels.
Dr. Gattinger is Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies and she holds a PhD in public policy from Carleton University.
Vice President, Strategy, Communication and Sustainability
Vice President at Gaz Métro since October 2012, Stéphanie was first responsible for Sustainability, Public and Governmental Affairs, and in 2013 also for Marketing, Innovation and Customer Services. Communications expert and strategist, she is at ease with political matters, crisis management and risk communication. Previously, she was Vice President and Partner, Tact Intelligence-conseil; Vice President, Public Affairs, Labatt - Québec; Director, Public Affairs, Québec’s Société des alcools; Director, Community Relations, Rabaska. Stéphanie sits on various boards, including the Conseil patronal de l'environnement and the Fondation québécoise en environnement. She is also a member of the Climate Change Advisory Committee and chairs the energy committee of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.
Vice-présidente chez Gaz Métro depuis octobre 2012, Stéphanie Trudeau a d’abord eu la responsabilité du développement durable et des affaires publiques et gouvernementales et, en 2013, des directions Marketing et innovation et Services à la clientèle. Communicatrice et stratège chevronnée, elle est aussi à l’aise dans les dossiers de nature stratégique et politique qu’en situations de gestion de crise ou de communication du risque. Auparavant, elle a notamment occupé les fonctions suivantes : vice-présidente et associée, Tact Intelligence-conseil; vice-présidente aux affaires publiques, Labatt – Québec; directrice des affaires publiques, Société des alcools du Québec; directrice des relations avec la communauté du projet Rabaska. Stéphanie est membre de plusieurs conseils d’administration, dont le Conseil patronal de l’environnement et la Fondation québécoise en environnement. Elle fait aussi partie du comité-conseil sur les changements climatiques et préside le comité énergie de la Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.
The Honourable Perrin Beatty
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Honourable Perrin Beatty is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 192,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. Perrin is the principal spokesperson advocating the policy positions of the Canadian Chamber’s members to the federal government, international organizations, the media and the general public. Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Perrin was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
A descendant of one of Canada’s most prominent manufacturing families, Perrin grew up in Fergus, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1971. In 1972 he was elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative, and in 1979 he was appointed Minister of State (Treasury Board) in the government of Joe Clark. He held six additional portfolios in subsequent Progressive Conservative governments, including National Revenue in 1984, Solicitor General in 1985, National Defence in 1986, Health and Welfare in 1989, Communications in 1991, and Secretary of State for External
Affairs in 1993.
In 1994, Perrin joined a number of private sector boards and worked as a consultant in the field of communications. He was an Honorary Visiting Professor with the Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario, and he wrote a weekly column on government and politics for a major Canadian newspaper. From 1995 to 1999, Perrin was President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In 2008, Perrin was named Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Perrin has served on a number of Canadian government advisory committees, is a member of the advisory council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian International Council and of Mitsui Canada.