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Hal Kvisle

Hal Kvisle

President & Cheif Executive Officer

TransCanada Corporation

President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TCPL) since May 2001, and TransCanada Corporation since May 2003. Prior to his employment with TCPL, Mr. Kvisle was the President of Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada Inc. (oil and gas) from 1990 to 1999. He has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1975 and in the utilities and power industries since 1999. He held engine...

H.E. Amr Abdullah al-Dabbagh

H.E. Amr Abdullah al-Dabbagh

Governor and Chairman of the Board

Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority

Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C.

Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C.

Chair

Expert Panel on Securities Regulation

The Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C. Former Minister of State (Finance) and former President, Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) Mr. Hockin led the IFIC and the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning from 1994 to 2006. He is a former director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, the Canadian Capital Markets Association and other voluntar...

Honourable Chris Bentley, MPP

Honourable Chris Bentley, MPP

Attorney General

Government of Ontario

The Hon. Chris Bentley was appointed Attorney General of Ontario by Premier Dalton McGuinty on October 30, 2007.

Honourable Jim Watson

Honourable Jim Watson

Mayor

City of Ottawa

Jim Watson was elected Mayor of the City of Ottawa on October 25, 2010. Mayor Watson has dedicated most of his career to public service in Canada's Capital. First elected as a Councillor in 1991, he was re-elected in 1994. Three years later he was elected as the youngest Mayor in Ottawa's history with 82% of the popular vote. Following the amalgamation of Ottawa and surrounding communi...

Honourable John  Gerretsen

Honourable John Gerretsen

Minister of Environment

Government of Ontario

Honourable Ken Hughes

Honourable Ken Hughes

Minister of Energy

Government of Alberta

Honourable James Moore

Honourable James Moore

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Goverment of Canada

Minister Moore's speech will give examples of how we (the Government and more specifically him since becoming Minister in November 2008) have streamlined and modernized Government policies at the Department of Canadian Heritage in order to bring them in line with the new reality - making and/or encouraging Canadian content available on multiple platforms (Canada Media Fund announced March 2009)...

Honourable Diane Finley, PC, MP 1

Honourable Diane Finley, PC, MP 1

Minister of Human Resources & Skills Development

Government of Canada

Diane Finley was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and re-elected in 2006 and 2008. In February 2006, she was appointed Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and in January 2007, she was named Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Honourable David Caplan

Honourable David Caplan

Minister of Health & Long Term Care

Governemnt of Ontario

David Caplan was appointed Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in June 2008. Prior to that, he served as the first Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, a new ministry created to lead the modernization of the province’s infrastructure and to plan for future population and economic growth.

Honourable Joan Ruddock, MP

Honourable Joan Ruddock, MP

Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Government

As a backbench MP, Joan Ruddock was a prominent environmental campaigner for many years. Soon after arriving in Parliament as the MP for Lewisham and Deptford, she proposed a private members bill on flytipping that became the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989.

Honourable Sandra Pupatello

Honourable Sandra Pupatello

Minister of economic Development & Trade

Government of Ontario

Honourable Victor Boudreau

Honourable Victor Boudreau

Minister of Business

Government of New Brunswick

Howard Grosfield

Howard Grosfield

President & CEO / President & GM

Amex Bank of Canada / Amex Canada Inc.

Howard Grosfield is President and Chief Executive Officer of Amex Bank of Canada, and the President and General Manager of Amex Canada Inc. Appointed to this position in May 2010, Mr. Grosfield heads up the Canadian Executive Team and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Amex Bank of Canada. He directly manages the company’s Consumer Card and Small Business Services group, leading the M...

Howard Wetston

Howard Wetston

Chair & CEO

Ontario Securities Commission

His Worship Naheed Nenshi

His Worship Naheed Nenshi

Mayor

Calgary, Alberta

Mayor Naheed Nenshi is a passionate Calgarian, an accomplished business professional, and an active community leader with a solid track record of getting things done. Mayor Nenshi is dedicated to making cities, especially Calgary, work better. He’s the lead author of Building Up: Making Canada’s Cities Magnets for Talent and Engines of Development.

Healthcare Panel

Healthcare Panel

2nd Annual Healthcare Outlook 2012

Health & Innovation Series

Hubert T. Lacroix

Hubert T. Lacroix

President & CEO

CBC/ Radio-Canada

Hubert T. Lacroix was appointed President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada on November 5, 2007, for a five-year term. He began his mandate on January 1, 2008. On October 5, 2012, he was reappointed for a second five-year term. As President and CEO, Mr. Lacroix is responsible for overseeing the management of CBC/Radio-Canada in order to ensure that Canada’s national public broadcaster can deliver ...

His Worship Rob Ford

His Worship Rob Ford

Mayor

City of Toronto

Rob Ford was elected Toronto's 64th mayor in October 2010. Prior to his election victory, Mayor Ford was the Councillor for Etobicoke North for 10 years. As the son of former MPP, the late Doug Ford, political involvement and community service are in Mayor Rob Ford's blood. A believer in building better communities through community action, Mayor Ford is a supporter, volunteer and/or member ...

Honourable Jean Augustine

Honourable Jean Augustine

Ontario Fairness Commissioner

Government of Ontario

Honourable Jean Augustine was appointed as the first Fairness Commissioner for Ontario in March 2007. She cares passionately about education and the challenges faced by newcomers to the province.Ms. Augustine was born in Grenada and came to Canada in 1960. She attended the University of Toronto, where she earned bachelor of arts and master of education degrees. She became an elementary school p...

Honourable Doug Horner

Honourable Doug Horner

President of Treasury Board & Minister of Finance

Government of Alberta

A senior cabinet minister in the province of Alberta, Doug Horner was appointed as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in April 2012, presiding over a $40 billion budget and managing the province’s $16 billion wealth fund. Mr. Horner is a fourth term member of the legislative assembly and has held such portfolios as Deputy Premier, President of Treasury Board, Enterprise Mini...

Hon. Brad Duguid

Hon. Brad Duguid

Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Government of Ontario

Brad Duguid currently serves as Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and as the Minister responsible for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. As Minister, his focus is on creating jobs, promoting Ontario as a smart place to invest, building a culture of entrepreneurship and growing a strong, innovative economy that is inclusive to people of all abili...

Honourable Bill Boyd

Honourable Bill Boyd

Minister of Economy

Government of Saskatchewan

Health Panel

Health Panel

Hon. Jim Prentice P.C., Q.C.

Hon. Jim Prentice P.C., Q.C.

Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice-Chairman

CIBC

The Hon. Jim Prentice is Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of CIBC and joined the Bank in January 2011. In this role, he is responsible for expanding CIBC's relationships with corporate clients across Canada and internationally. He also provides leadership on strategic initiatives for the Bank. He speaks extensively on behalf of the Bank and is a respected authority on foreig...

Honourable Kathleen Wynne

Honourable Kathleen Wynne

Candidate for the Leadership

Ontario Liberal Party

Kathleen Wynne has demonstrated leadership, energy, and an ability to bring opposing sides to the table to find real, creative solutions to complex challenges. Bringing people together and finding common ground is what Kathleen’s whole public life has been about – as a School Trustee, and as a board member of grassroots community organizations such as the Fairlawn Avenue United Church and th...

Honourable David Alward

Honourable David Alward

Premier

Province of New Brunswick

David Nathan Alward (Woodstock) was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the June 7, 1999, provincial election as the Progressive Conservative member for the electoral district of Woodstock. He was the chair of the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations. In addition, he was a member of the Select Committee to Review Appointments by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council a...

His Worship Jim Watson

His Worship Jim Watson

Mayor

City of Ottawa

Jim Watson was re-elected Mayor of the City of Ottawa on October 27, 2014 after having first been elected Mayor of the amalgamated City of Ottawa in 2010. Mayor Watson has dedicated most of his career to public service in Canada's Capital. First elected as a Councillor in 1991, he was re-elected in 1994. Three years later he was elected as the youngest Mayor in Ottawa's history with 82% of the ...

His Excellency Ambassador Pedro Brêtas

His Excellency Ambassador Pedro Brêtas

Ambassador To Canada

Federative Republic Of Brazil

Ambassador Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He obtained joint degrees in both Law and Social Sciences at the Federal University of Brazil and later went on to pursue an additional degree in Public Administration at the Brazilian School of Public Administration of the prestigious think-tank Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Ambassador Brêtas has an accomplished and v...

His Excellency Francisco Suárez Dávila

His Excellency Francisco Suárez Dávila

Ambassador To Canada

United Mexican States

Born April 20, 1943 in Mexico City, Francisco Suárez holds a Law Degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master’s Degree from the University of Cambridge, King’s College. During President Peña Nieto’s electoral campaign and until very recently, he served as Secretary General of the Colosio Foundation, the think tank of the PRI. He also held the post of Vice Pres...

Heather Scoffield

Heather Scoffield

Ottawa Bureau Chief

The Canadian Press

Heather Scoffield is the bureau chief for The Canadian Press in Ottawa. She leads an award-winning newsroom of 18 people who regularly break news and dominate national coverage of federal politics. Heather started out covering fires, police and the school board at a small regional paper, moving on to The Canadian Press as a general assignment reporter. She spent a few years covering markets, ec...

Helen Rice

Helen Rice

President

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)

Councillor Rice was first elected to Grande Prairie City Council in 1979 and has been a member of the AUMA Board since 2001. Highlights of her time as an elected official include: initiating the co-ordination of over 30 communities participating in a regional recycling initiative, chairing seven active standing committees, sitting as a Board Member for the Federation of Canadian Municipaliti...

Honourable Michael de Jong

Honourable Michael de Jong

Minister of Finance & House Leader

Province of British Columbia

Michael de Jong was re-elected in 2013 as the MLA for Abbotsford West, an area he has represented since first being elected to the legislative assembly of British Columbia in a 1994 by-election. Michael was reappointed as Minister of Finance on June 10, 2013.

Honourable Michael de Jong

Minister of Finance & House Leader

Province of British Columbia

Michael de Jong was re-elected in 2013 as the MLA for Abbotsford West, an area he has represented since first being elected to the legislative assembly of British Columbia in a 1994 by-election. Michael was reappointed as Minister of Finance on June 10, 2013.

His Excellency Ambassador Niels Boel Abrahamsen

His Excellency Ambassador Niels Boel ...

Ambassador to Canada

Kingdom of Denmark

Niels Boel Abrahamsen presented his letter of credence to the Governor General of Canada on August 27th, 2013, marking the official instatement of Mr. Abrahamsen as Ambassador of Denmark to Canada. Ambassador Abrahamsen started his career in 1991, spending two years at the Ministry of Finance in Copenhagen and two years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After a three-year posting at the E...

Honourable Doug Horner

Honourable Doug Horner

President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

Government of Alberta

A senior cabinet minister in the province of Alberta, Doug Horner was appointed as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in April 2012, presiding over a $40 billion budget and managing the province’s $16 billion wealth fund. Mr. Horner is a fourth term member of the legislative assembly and has held such portfolios as Deputy Premier, President of Treasury Board, Enterprise Minist...

Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh MacDiarmid

Chairman of the Board

Terrestrial Energy

Hugh MacDiarmid has accumulated a diverse range of executive and professional experiences during a 35+ year career. His executive appointments have included serving as President & CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited from 2008 to 2011, President & CEO of Laidlaw Transit Inc. from 2003 to 2005, Executive Vice-President, Commercial of Canadian Pacific Railway from 1995 to 2001 and President & ...

Honourable Craig Copeland

Honourable Craig Copeland

Mayor

City of Cold Lake

Elected Mayor in October 2007, Craig Copeland has become an unwavering ambassador for the City of Cold Lake. He dedicates himself to making Cold Lake a better community while striving to make a connection with the residents he represents. Craig boasts the City, its people and its community groups wherever he finds himself. He has a strong vision for the future and works tirelessly to learn...

Hauwa Otori

Hauwa Otori

Director of Legal & Regulatory Policy,

The Internet Association

Hauwa Otori is the Director of Legal & Regulatory Policy with The Internet Association. Hauwa focuses on a broad range of Internet-related policy issues including international trade, intellectual property, and privacy. Before joining The Internet Association, Hauwa gained valuable international policy experience working with the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and South Af...

Honourable Brian V. Tobin, P.C., O.C.

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 fro...

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

His Excellency the Right Honourable D...

Governor General of Canada

David Johnston began his professional career as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University in 1966, moving to the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 1968. He became dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario in 1974. In 1979, he was named principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, and, in July 1994, he returned to teaching as a full-t...

His Excellency the Right Honourable D...

Governor General of Canada

Heather Conway

Heather Conway

Executive Vice-President, English Services

CBC

Heather Conway joined CBC as Executive Vice-President of English Services in December 2013. Ms. Conway is responsible for all of CBC/Radio-Canada’s English-language services including CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC.ca, documentary and digital operations. Prior to joining CBC, Ms. Conway was Chief Business Officer at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she ...

High Commissioner Howard Drake

High Commissioner Howard Drake

High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Canada

Howard Drake was appointed British High Commissioner to Canada in June 2013. Prior to taking up his current position, Howard served as Her Majesty’s British High Commissioner to Jamaica as well as non-resident British High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. From 2005 to 2009 Howard served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile. His career in HM Diplomatic Service has focussed on...

Hassan Yussuff

Hassan Yussuff

President

Canadian Labour Congress

Hassan Yussuff brings a record of remarkable achievements to his new role as President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

Howard Eng

Howard Eng

President and Chief Executive Officer

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Howard Eng has been President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) since 2012. The GTAA manages and operates Toronto Pearson International Airport – Canada’s largest airport and North America’s second largest gateway hub for international passengers. In his role, Howard has focused the GTAA team on delivering Toronto Pearson’s long-term vision: to become the best airport in ...

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