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Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

President and Chief Executive Officer

Spectra Energy Corp

Greg Ebel is president and chief executive officer of Spectra Energy Corp and a member of the company’s board of directors. Ebel also serves on the board of directors for DCP Midstream, a joint venture between Spectra Energy and ConocoPhillips and a leader in natural gas gathering and processing and the production and marketing of natural gas liquids. Prior to assuming his current role in...

George Smitherman

George Smitherman

Candidate for Mayor

City of Toronto

George Smitherman has the experience, energy, ideas and values that are needed to get Toronto working again. A lifelong resident, George has been a forceful and passionate advocate for our city and has succeeded in making Toronto a better place for all of its residents. Long before ever thinking about running for elected office, George was gaining a reputation as a community leader who a...

Grand Council Chief, John Beaucage

Grand Council Chief, John Beaucage

Candidate for National Chief

Assembly of First Nations

In October 2004, Grand Council Chief John Beaucage was elected to serve the 42-member First Nations of the Anishinabek Nation. John was re-elected in 2006, by acclamation, a rare occurrence in the history of one of Canada’s oldest political organizations.

Gary Hufbauer

Gary Hufbauer

Reginald Jones Senior Fellow

Institute for International Economics

Gary Clyde Hufbauer resumed his position as Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 1998.

General Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark

Co-Chairman

Growth Energy

Wesley K. Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator.

Graham Scott

Graham Scott

Chair of the Board

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Graham Scott, C.M., Q.C. is the Chairperson of CIHI’s Board of Directors. Mr. Scott is the President of Graham Scott Strategies Inc. The firm focuses on health policy, government and public policy. He is also counsel to McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP, providing legal advice to clients.

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

President & CEO

Ciena Corporation

Guy Giorno

Guy Giorno

National Campaign Chair

Conservative Party

Guy Giorno is a partner in Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, where he practises public law with an emphasis on accountability and ethics laws. He is also a fellow with the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance.

George Habib

George Habib

President & CEO

Ontario Lung Association

Prior to becoming President & CEO of the Ontario Lung Association in October, 2007, George Habib had more than twenty-eight years of leadership experience in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Following an extensive career with Junior Achievement where he held a number of senior positions at both the national and regional levels, he joined Foresters where he was responsible for developi...

George Mohacsi, FLMI, ICD.D

George Mohacsi, FLMI, ICD.D

Chairman, Board of Directors, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA)

President & CEO, Foresters

George Mohasci is the 2010-11 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA), and President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Order of Foresters.

Greg Reed

Greg Reed

President and Chief Executive Officer

eHealth Ontario

Mr. Greg A. Reed is President and Chief Executive Officer of eHealth Ontario. He also serves on its board of directors. After obtaining a B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, Greg began his career as a Systems Engineer with IBM. He then attended Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA, after which he spent 20 years with international strategy consulting firm McKinsey...

Geoff Wilson

Geoff Wilson

President & CEO

Toronto Port Authority

Geoffrey A. Wilson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Port Authority on December 10, 2009. He brings more than 20 years of experience managing and leading capital asset and infrastructure firms at the regional, national and international level in the transportation, shipping and wireless equipment sectors. Mr. Wilson began his career at Kerr Steamship Ag...

Greg Stringham

Greg Stringham

Vice-President, Markets & Oil Sands

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Greg Stringham holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a professional engineer. Greg has had a broad exposure to the energy industry in his career thus far. He joined CAPP in 1995 and assumed the role as Vice President in 1998. His current role is Vice President of Markets and Oil Sands. His responsibilities at CAPP include oil and gas markets, ...

Gerald Butts

Gerald Butts

President & CEO

WWF-Canada

Gerald is President and CEO of WWF-Canada, the country’s largest environmental organization. WWF focuses its efforts and global resources on tackling our most significant conservation challenges. This includes visionary projects focused on climate change, oceans, freshwater and the health of habitat and species across Canada and around the world. Prior to joining WWF, Gerald was Principal S...

Gaëtan Lussier

Gaëtan Lussier

Chair

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

Gaëtan Lussier serves as a Director or member of a number of corporate boards and not-for-profit associations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Lussier was President and Chief Executive Officer of Culinar Inc., and was President of Weston Bakeries Quebec from 1988 to 1994. In addition to his executive level experience in the private sector, Mr. Lussier enjoyed a long and influential career as a senior pu...

Gerald Butts, Steven Price & Dr. Roberta Bondar

Gerald Butts, Steven Price & Dr. Robe...

WWF’s 2012 Living Planet Report: Understanding our global footprint”

Gerald D. Chipeur

Gerald D. Chipeur

QC, Partner

Miller Thomson

Gerry Chipeur advises and serves clients as general and project counsel. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Laws in 1984 and Master of Laws in 1990 from the University of Alberta, Gerry has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada and in other Canadian courts and administrative tribunals as an advocate on questions of administrative and constitutional law. In particular, he has litigated charity, c...

Greg Selinger

Greg Selinger

Premier of Manitoba

On October 19th, 2009, Greg Selinger became Manitoba’s 21st Premier. Since then Greg has helped move Manitoba forward through a downturn in the global economy and a record breaking flood, while building and improving our schools, hospitals and the services Manitoba families count on. Greg was first elected as MLA for St. Boniface in 1999. He was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and again in 2011. B...

George Lewis

George Lewis

Group Head, RBC Wealth Management; Chairman and Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Asset Management

As a member of the RBC Group Executive since February 2007, George Lewis is one of nine executives responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC, Canada’s largest bank. As Group Head, Wealth Management, Mr. Lewis leads the RBC businesses that serve the wealth management needs of affluent and high net worth clients globally,and units that provide asset management and trust p...

Gordon Atherley

Gordon Atherley

Host & Owner

Family Caregivers Unite

Host, founder, and owner of Family Caregivers Unite!, the Internet radio talk show that empowers family caregivers by amplifying their voice, spreading their vision, and publicizing their value; that saw its audience grow by over 600 percent since 2010; that is broadcast on the Empowerment and Variety channels of VoiceAmerica, the world’s largest producer of original Internet talk radio progra...

Gaetan Caron

Gaetan Caron

Chairman

National Energy Board

Gary Loveman

Gary Loveman

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Gary Loveman joined Caesars Entertainment Corporation as Chief Operating Officer in 1998, after serving as an associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He drew on his background in service-management to develop the gaming industry's most successful loyalty and analytics program, Total Rewards, which boasts more than 40 million members. Since ...

Gary Doer

Gary Doer

Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America

In October 2009, Gary Doer assumed his responsibilities as Canada’s 23rd representative to the United States of America. Prior to taking up his current position in Washington, Ambassador Doer served as Premier of Manitoba for ten years. During that time, he worked extensively with U.S. Governors to enhance Canada-U.S. cooperation on trade, agriculture, water protection, climate change and re...

Gary Morse

Gary Morse

Past-President

Canadian Real Estate Association

Gary Morse is Chair of Organized Real Estate’s Futures Implementation Team (FIT), a group charged with engaging REALTORS® across the country in a complex change management process known as scenario planning. In addition, he sits on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Real Estate Association, as Past-President of the Association. He previously served as Vice-Preside...

Gillian Riley

Gillian Riley

Senior Vice President

Commercial Banking - Scotiabank

Gillian Riley is Senior Vice President for Scotiabank’s Canadian Commercial Bank. In this role, Gillian manages a regional sales force located throughout Canada that serves more than 21,000 Commercial clients. She also leads Canada’s Agricultural Banking portfolio and business development in the domestic Commercial market. Prior to her current role, Gillian was Senior Vice President and He...

Guy Jarvis

Guy Jarvis

President

Enbridge Gas Distribution

Guy Jarvis is President, Gas Distribution and is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Enbridge Gas Distribution, Canada’s largest natural gas utility, as well as Enbridge Gas New Brunswick, Gazifere and St. Lawrence Gas. In 2010, Mr. Jarvis was appointed Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Enterprise Risk with the responsibility for overseeing the Investor Relations ...

Graham Scott

Graham Scott

Chair of the Board

Canada Health Inforway

President of Graham Scott Strategies Inc. and Vice Chair of Enterprise Canada Mr. Scott, a recent past Chair of the Board of the Canadian Institute of Health Information, brings to Infoway a wealth of experience in public policy, governance and accountability in the voluntary and private sectors with a particular emphasis on health care policy and issues. His diverse experience in the health s...

Gillian Riley

Gillian Riley

Senior Vice President Commercial Banking

Scotiabank

Gillian Riley is Senior Vice President for Scotiabank’s Canadian Commercial Bank. In this role, Gillian manages a regional sales force located throughout Canada that serves more than 21,000 Commercial clients. She also leads Canada’s Agricultural Banking portfolio and business development in the domestic Commercial market. Prior to her current role, Gillian was Senior Vice President and Hea...

Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

Chairman, President & CEO

Spectra Energy

Greg Ebel is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Spectra Energy. He is also chairman, president and chief executive officer of Spectra Energy Partners, the company’s publicly traded master limited partnership. Ebel also serves on the board of directors for DCP Midstream, a joint venture between Spectra Energy and Phillips 66 and a leader in natural gas gathering and processing an...

Gianna Manes

Gianna Manes

President & CEO

ENMAX Corporation

Gianna Manes, President & CEO of ENMAX Corporation, has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Before joining ENMAX in 2012 as President & CEO, Ms. Manes served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Duke Energy, a large North American power company supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 4 million customers. Ms. Manes spent the first par...

Gregor Robertson

Gregor Robertson

Mayor

City of Vancouver

In November 2014, Gregor Robertson was elected to a third term as Mayor of Vancouver. He was re-elected to continue building upon the progress achieved in first six years of office, on priorities such as: 1. Improving public transit 2. Working to end street homelessness 3. Addressing housing affordability 4. Making Vancouver the greenest city in the world Mayor Robertson is also a na...

Gordon Lambert

Gordon Lambert

Chairman of the Board

Carbon Management Canada

Mr. Gordon Lambert began his career with Imperial Oil Limited where he served for 15 years in Environment, Health and Safety, Planning and business development roles. He then spent two years as Director, Sustainable Development for TransAlta Corporation. He assumed his current role as Vice-President, Sustainable Development for Suncor Energy in 1997. He is involved with the World Business Counc...

Gordon Lambert

Gordon Lambert

Chairman of the Board

Carbon Management Canada (CMC)

Mr. Gordon Lambert retired from Suncor Energy on Jan 1 2015. He is currently the Suncor Sustainability Executive in Residence at the Ivey School of Business and has established GRL Collaboration for Sustainability as a consulting practice. He is a frequent speaker on energy, the environment and innovation and recently was a speaker on Innovation and Collaboration at the World Economic Forum in ...

Greg Essensa

Greg Essensa

Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario

Elections Ontario

Greg Essensa was appointed Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer with the unanimous consent of the Legislature in June 2008. He is the seventh person to hold the position. Mr. Essensa has over 30 years of municipal, provincial and international election experience. He began his career as a student worker in the former City of Toronto’s election warehouse. Over the years, he took on positions of ...

George A. Akerlof

George A. Akerlof

American economist and Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy

Georgetown University

George Akerlof was educated at Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his PhD in 1966, the same year he became an assistant professor at Berkeley. He became a full professor in 1978. Professor Akerlof is a 2001 recipient of the Alfred E. Nobel Prize in Economic Science; he was honored for his theory of asymmetric information and its effect on economic behavior. He...

Gian Lorenzo Cornado

Gian Lorenzo Cornado

Ambassador of Italy to Canada

CV/Resume ____________________________________________________________ 1985-1987 Department of Social Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome • 1987-1992 First Secretary at the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa, Canada • 1992-1994 Consul of Italy in Toulouse, France • 1994-1997 Department of Human Resources of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome • 1997-2000 Counselor at th...

Gerry Connelly

Gerry Connelly

Director

Policy and Research - The Learning Partnership

Gerry Connelly is Adjunct professor at York University and Director of Policy and Research for The Learning Partnership.

Glen Murray

Glen Murray

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Province of Ontario

Glen Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010 as the MPP for Toronto Centre. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014. Murray currently serves as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. He was appointed the Minister of Infrastructure and the Minister of Transportation in February 2013. He has had a lifetime of activism in urban planning, sustainable development and commu...

Guy Laflamme

Guy Laflamme

Executive Director

Ottawa 2017 Bureau

Guy Laflamme specializes in the creation, production and marketing of cultural, recreational and tourism products, with 25 years’ experience in the field. He is Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, an organization initiated by the City of Ottawa and responsible for the production of Canada’s 150th celebrations in Canada’s Capital. With the support of a multidisciplinary team, Mr....

Gillian Mason

Gillian Mason

President

ABC Life Literacy

Gillian Mason is President of ABC Life Literacy Canada. ABC’s vision is a Canada where everyone has the literacy skills they need to live a fully engaged life. Gillian joined as President in May 2013.

Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman

Commissioner

National Hockey League

Gary Bettman has served the National Hockey League as Commissioner since February 1, 1993 and has guided the world’s top professional hockey league through more than two decades of growth and advancement on and off the ice. Record revenues, record attendance and numerous fan-friendly and community-minded initiatives are just a few examples of the ways Commissioner Bettman has brought the NHL to...

Graham Henderson

Graham Henderson

President & CEO

Music Canada

Graham Henderson is President of Music Canada and a long standing member of Toronto’s music community. Graham is active in policy development and is a frequent speaker on music and intellectual property issues.

George Mitchell

George Mitchell

Senior Advisor

Teneo

Senator Mitchell served as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from January 2009 to May 2011. Prior to that, Senator Mitchell had a distinguished career in public service. He was appointed to the United States Senate in 1980 to complete the unexpired term of Senator Edmund S. Muskie, who resigned to become Secretary of State. He was elected to a full term in the Senate in 1982 and went ...

Greg Bonnell

Greg Bonnell

Real Estate Reporter/Anchor

BNN

Greg Bonnell is a reporter and anchor focusing on Canada’s booming real estate market, how it drives the economy and the risks that come with it. Bonnell, a former business editor of Canadian Press, also interviews many of Canada’s top economic policy makers. Starting his journalism career in radio broadcasting before focusing on print, Greg has covered beats as diverse as politics, law, cri...

Glen Murray

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Glen Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010 as the MPP for Toronto Centre. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.Murray currently serves as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. He was appointed the Minister of Infrastructure and the Minister of Transportation in February 2013.

Gerry Harrington

Gerry Harrington

Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs

Consumer Health Products Canada

Gerry Harrington is the Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs for Consumer Health Products Canada. He leads a team that addresses issues related to improving public, government and stakeholder understanding of the role of self-care with consumer health products in Canada and maximizing that role for the benefit of all Canadians. Mr. Harrington has coordinated a number of economic and soci...

Greg D'Avignon

Greg D'Avignon

President & CEO

Business Council of BC

Greg D’Avignon was appointed in November of 2010 as the President and CEO of the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC). BCBC is non-partisan organization comprised of the 260 leading businesses, academic institutions and organizations with assets and operations in every sector of BC's economy that combined employ 25 percent of the province’s labour force.

Gregory Klump

Gregory Klump

Chief Economist

Canadian Real Estate Association

As CREA’s Chief Economist, Gregory Klump provides his views on the state of and outlook for Canadian housing markets to news media, policy makers, and real estate industry stakeholders. This year, he celebrates his 25th anniversary with CREA -- so it’s fair to say that he’s no stranger to the economics of Canadian housing markets.

Godyne Sibay

Godyne Sibay

Managing Partner, Ontario Region

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Godyne Sibay is McCarthy Tétrault's Regional Managing Partner for Ontario and is a partner in the firm's Real Property, Project Development and Infrastructure Group in Toronto. She also was on the Firm’s governing Board of Partners for six years. She has extensive experience in project development, public-private partnerships, public procurement and real estate including acquisition, dispositi...

Greg Wolfond

Greg Wolfond

CEO

SecureKey

Greg is the founder of SecureKey and brings more than 30 years of experience in fintech, security and mobile solutions to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Greg is a serial entrepreneurial whose earlier ventures include Footprint Software Inc., a financial software company he sold to IBM, and 724 Solutions Inc., a wireless infrastructure software provider he took public. He sits on several b...

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