President & CEO
Export Development Canada (EDC)View Speaker Bio
Lawyer, Journalist, Political Activist and Author
"Ethical Oil: The Moral Case for Canada's Oilsands"View Speaker Bio
Ezra Levant is a lawyer, journalist, and political activist. As the publisher of Western Standard magazine, he was charged by the Government of Alberta for publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. His experiences in front of the Human Rights Commission inspired his controversial national bestseller Shakedown. His new book, Ethical Oil, makes the timely and provocative case that when it comes...
Director of LATAM FX strategy
Scotia CapitalView Speaker Bio
Eduardo Suarez is a Director at Scotia Bank, where he is in charge of Latin American currency strategy. Formerly he worked at RBC Capital Markets as a Senior Emerging Markets Strategist. He was also a Deputy Director in the Economic Policy Unit of Mexico’s Ministry of Finance, and worked in Citibank Mexico as a credit analyst. He studied an MBA in the University of Toronto, where he majored in ...
West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine; Cardiologist; GeneticistView Speaker Bio
A premier cardiologist, genetic researcher, and technologist, Eric Topol sees the future of health care, and he likes what he sees. His new book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How The Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care, is about how social networking, smartphones and the powerful new tools that sequence each individual’s genome will give consumers control of thei...
President & CEO
GE CanadaView Speaker Bio
In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Canada and Vice President GE, Elyse is responsible for growing GE’s business in Canada and advancing the company’s leadership in advanced technology, services and finance. Her appointment in 2004 marked Elyse’s return to GE, where she began her career in 1984. Her career with GE has spanned the US, Canada and work with several indus...
Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012View Speaker Bio
Eliot A. Phillipson is the Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Toronto and former President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. A native of Edmonton, he received his M.D. with Distinction (1963) and his M.Sc. (1965) from the University of Alberta. Following postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, he undertook research training at the C...
Head of BFS North America, Deputy Global Head
Macquarie Private WealthView Speaker Bio
Earl is a senior member of the Macquarie Group, CEO and Head of Macquarie Private Wealth in Canada, Head of Macquarie Banking and Financial Services Group North America and Deputy Global Head of Macquarie Private Wealth. He has been in the investment industry for more than 20 years. Earl worked closely with our clients, Investment Advisors and management team to successfully transform the p...
President & CEO
TD Bank GroupView Speaker Bio
Ed Clark was appointed Group President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group on December 20, 2002. On April 3, 2013, Ed announced his intention to retire as President and CEO effective November 1, 2014 at age 67, after 12 years as CEO. He will remain a Director until TD’s 2015 Annual Meeting.
2014 Voice of Hope Award RecipientView Speaker Bio
This year the Economic Club of Canada will present Elisapee Sheutiapik with the Voice of Hope Award. Elisapee Sheutiapik who was Mayor of Iqaluit from 2003 to 2010, was the city’s first Inuk female to serve as Mayor. Ms. Sheutiapik also served as the President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, an organization protecting the rights of women and children. She challenged communities to raise aw...
Former Minister and MLA, Government of Nunavut
Principal Secretary, Office of the Premier Peter TaptunaView Speaker Bio
Edward Picco is a resident of Iqaluit, Nunavut. He was first elected in the 1995 Northwest Territories election. He was re-elected in the 1999 Nunavut election and in the 2004 Nunavut election. Picco holds the distinction of being one of the few Canadian politicians elected to two different Legislative Assemblies, having been elected in 1995 to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Terri...
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade
Member of Parliament for DurhamView Speaker Bio
Erin O’Toole is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Durham in Ontario, Canada. In September 2013, Prime Minister Harper asked Erin to serve as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, a role that has him working with the Minister on opening new markets for Canadians goods and services around the world. In 1991, he joined the Canadian Forces and enrolled at...
Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment SolutionsView Speaker Bio
Eddy Isaacs is CEO of Alberta Innovates -- Energy & Environment Solutions (AI-EES) with responsibility for Alberta’s strategic directions and technology investments in energy technologies, renewables and emerging resources, and water and environmental management. Eddy has been instrumental in promoting innovation in energy and environment across Canada and has served as co-Chair of the Ener...
Haisla NationView Speaker Bio
Ellis Ross was elected Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation in 2011 and was in 2013 re-elected by acclamation to a four-year term. He has been a full-time Councillor since 2003 when he began to focus on Aboriginal Rights and Title and Economic Development issues. He was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2014 in recognition of his community leadership. In 2012 Premier Clark appoin...
Gilead Sciences Canada IncView Speaker Bio
Ed Gudaitis is the General Manager of Gilead Sciences Canada Inc., based in Mississauga Ontario. After obtaining his B.Sc. from Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario and his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business London, Ontario, Ed had a successful career working for Hoffmann-La Roche Limited in various roles of increasing impact. After a 12 year career at Roche, Ed decided to pu...
The Centre for International Governance InnovationView Speaker Bio
Eric Jardine joined CIGI as a research fellow in May 2014. In this role, he contributes to CIGI’s work on Internet governance, including the CIGI–Chatham House sponsored Global Commission on Internet Governance.
Director, Head Start for Young Women Network Consultant, The Capital Hill GroupView Speaker Bio
The Head Start for Young Women Network is a volunteer-run organization committed to creating awareness about what barriers prevent young women from becoming interested in pursuing positions of leadership, and provides tools to young women help overcome these barriers. As Director, Elaine works with a team to provide free and fun leadership development workshops to over 300 students and young pr...
Prosper CanadaView Speaker Bio
Elizabeth Mulholland is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosper Canada, a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation. Elizabeth joined Prosper Canada in 2011, after a 25-year policy career in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including a decade of independent policy consulting, five years as senior ...
President & CEO
Public Policy ForumView Speaker Bio
Ed Greenspon has worked at the intersection of journalism, business and public policy for more than 30 years. He comes to the Forum from one of the world’s largest news organizations, where he led global coverage of energy and the environment, and oversaw major journalistic undertakings. He joined Bloomberg in 2014 as Editor-at-Large for Canada and has worked for Torstar Corp., publisher of the...
Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport
Government of OntarioView Speaker Bio
Eleanor McMahon was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as MPP for Burlington. On June 13, 2016 she was appointed as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Previously she served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, where she initiated a review of the Conservation Authorities Act.
Managing Partner BC
DeloitteView Speaker Bio
Etienne is the Managing Partner for Deloitte in British Columbia. He is the former B.C. Leader for Tax and the former National Leader for International Tax Service Line at Deloitte.