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L.R. "Red" Wilson

Chair

The CompetitionPolicy Review Panel

Linda Haslam-Stroud

Linda Haslam-Stroud

President

Ontario Nurses' Association

If Ontario is experiencing a severe nursing shortage, why are health-care facilities gutting registered nursing positions and care hours, leading the Ontario Nurses’ Association to launch a comprehensive advertising campaign called Cutting Nurses, Cutting Care? Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, will discuss the reasons behind the launch of the campaign th...

Lord Nicholas Stern

Lord Nicholas Stern

I.G. Patel Professor & Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

London School of Economics

Lord Christopher Monckton

Lord Christopher Monckton

3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

In November 2006, Lord Monckton wrote a science-based article in the London Sunday Telegraph explaining exactly why anthropogenic “global warming” is not a global crisis. Within two hours, the newspaper’s website had received 127,000 hits – more in a short time than any article it has ever published.

Lisa de Wilde

Lisa de Wilde

Chief Executive Officer

TVO

Larry Kotlikoff

Larry Kotlikoff

Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics

Boston University

Lloyd McCoomb

Lloyd McCoomb

President and Chief Executive Officer

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Dr. Lloyd McCoomb has over thirty years of experience in transportation management. From March 1994 to the creation of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in December 1996, Dr. McCoomb held the post of Airport General Manager, Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Dr. McCoomb served as Vice President, Airport Planning and Development. On February 1, 2007, Dr. McCoomb was appointed ...

Luc Portelance

Luc Portelance

President

Canada Border Services Agency

Luc Portelance began his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1979, moving to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service, Quebec Region, in 1982. Mr. Portelance joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 1984. He held a number of senior positions at CSIS, including Deputy Director General, Counter Intelligence Branch; Director General, Quebec Region; Ass...

Looking Forward to 2012: The Importance of Credit Markets for Economic Recovery

Looking Forward to 2012: The Importan...

Laura Dawson

Laura Dawson

Fellow - Trade Policy

MacDonald Laurier Institute

Laura Dawson is the President of Dawson Strategic and provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. Previously, she served as senior advisor on U.S.-Canada economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa and has been a senior associate at the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton University. As a specialist in U.S.-Canada economic relatio...

Leslie (Les) C. Herr

Leslie (Les) C. Herr

President & CEO

The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life)

Les Herr became President and Chief Executive Officer of Empire Life in April 2008, nine years after he joined the company as Director of Sales, Central Canada. He was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as Vice-President, Individual Sales and Distribution in 2001, and to Executive Vice-President, Retail with responsibility for the entire Individual Products business line in 2007. Bo...

Loretta Napoleni

Loretta Napoleni

Associate Director, Judge Business School

Cambridge University

Loretta Napoleoni is an associate lecturer at Cambridge University‘s Judge Business School, as well economist, author, and expert on terrorist financing and money laundering. She is a regular media commentator for CNN, Sky, BBC, and RAI, and has previously been the London correspondent for La Stampa,Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, El País, and Le Monde. Her latest book, Maonomics: Why Chi...

Lord Livingston

Lord Livingston

Minister of State for Trade and Investment

UK Government

Lord Livingston was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment on 11 December 2013 and leads on FCO relations with British Business. He is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Lawrence Novachis, P.Eng., MBA

Lawrence Novachis, P.Eng., MBA

CEO

FilterBoxx Water & Environmental Corporation

Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Novachis is a veteran in the Water Business with over 32 years of experience in a variety of roles in both equipment manufacturing and consulting engineering.

Laura Dawson

Laura Dawson

President

Dawson Strategic

Dr. Laura Dawson is the President of Dawson Strategic and provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. Previously, she served as senior advisor on U.S.-Canada economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa. From 1999 to 2008, she worked as a visiting professor and international trade consultant in CIS States, Latin America and China. She adv...

Lisa Ritchie

Lisa Ritchie

Senior Vice President, Customer Knowledge and Insights

Scotiabank

Lisa Ritchie is responsible for identifying, measuring and reporting on customer knowledge and enhancing the Bank’s insight into each customer’s holdings, attitudes and behaviours for business lines, channels, and key segments. This includes: • Customer Loyalty Measurement • Market and Brand Communication Research • Consumer Insights and Trends • Enterprise Data Warehouse and Informat...

Libby Znaimer

Libby Znaimer

Vice-President of News and Information

Zoomer Media

Libby Znaimer currently serves as Vice-President of News and Information for Zoomer Media. She joined the company when it acquired its first asset, The New Classical 96.3 FM, in 2006, after spending 15 years covering money and business on Citytv, and anchoring on CP24. In addition to her management responsibilities, Libby hosts The Zoomer Report, which airs six times daily, and The Zoomer Week ...

Lisa Lisson

Lisa Lisson

President

Fedex Express Canada

Lisa Lisson is president of FedEx Express Canada based in Mississauga, ON. She leads a team of 6,000 employees at more than 60 locations coast-to-coast, delivering customer-focused international and domestic shipping solutions. Lisa joined FedEx Express as an associate marketing specialist in 1992. She quickly progressed and, in 2003, was appointed vice president of sales, marketing and c...

Lindee David

Lindee David

Chief Executive Officer

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Lindee David assumed leadership of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada on June 2, 2014 as its new Chief Executive Officer. She is a strategic, innovative healthcare executive with blended leadership experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. As CEO of ALS Canada she has led recent transformational change resulting in a financially sustainable organization. Previously, Lindee held senio...

Laura O'Blenis

Laura O'Blenis

Chair

Startup Canada Task Force

Laura O’Blenis is the founder of Stiletto Consulting, a national firm focused on the transition and growth of knowledge-based businesses and associations. Since Stiletto’s founding in 2010, Ms. O’Blenis has secured more than $100 million in grants, contracts and funding for Stiletto clients across the country. Ms. O’Blenis is a registered lobbyist under the Federal Lobbying Act and works on ...

Lucie Tedesco

Lucie Tedesco

Commissioner

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Ms. Tedesco was named Commissioner on September 4, 2013 for a term of up to five years. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Tedesco was Deputy Commissioner, a post she has held since June 2008. A member of the Ontario Bar, Ms. Tedesco is an experienced leader and a Canadian financial institutions' professional, having held roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of law, operations, strate...

Lawrence Martin

Lawrence Martin

Public Affairs Columnist

Globe and Mail

Lawrence Martin is a public affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail and author of ten books, including several critically-acclaimed national bestsellers. He served as correspondent for The Globe and Mail in Washington, Moscow and Montreal and is now based in Ottawa.

Louis Thériault

Louis Thériault

Vice-President, Public Policy

The Conference Board of Canda

Louis Thériault is the Vice-President, Public Policy for the Conference Board of Canada specializing in product development and economic analysis. He is currently responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health (including Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care), energy, environment and transportation policy and the Centre for the Nort...

Louise Logan

Louise Logan

President & CEO

Parachute Canada

Louise Logan is the President and CEO of Parachute, a national charity focused on stopping the clock on preventable injuries – the leading cause of death for Canadians age 1-44. Parachute is creating a movement and building awareness of the issue of injury. A strategic and innovative leader, Louise has been involved in injury prevention and social change at the provincial, national and intern...

Leah Lawrence

Leah Lawrence

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Leah Lawrence has held a wide range of senior leadership positions in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Most recently, she was the president of Clean Energy Capitalists Inc. and she is the past chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Leah’s deep experience in sustainable technology development in the oil and gas and electricity industries has been recognized by both industry and ...

Leanne M. Lewis

Leanne M. Lewis

Chair - Board of Directors

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Leanne Lewis is a passionate community advocate for parents, families and youth affected by substance abuse. She brings significant governance and community experience and has studied not-for-profit governance at the Institute of Corporate Directors and the fundamentals of governance at Queen's School of Business.

Lauren Rooney

Lauren Rooney

Accenture

Lauren Rooney is a Business Strategy Consultant at Accenture, based out of the Calgary office. She works with clients in the energy, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and insurance sectors. Her project experience involves operating model design, strategy development, organizational effectiveness, environmental auditing, and process excellence. In addition to her client work she co-leads the Accent...

Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley

President & CEO

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Louise Bradley started her career as a registered nurse in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, where she discovered an immediate passion for mental health. Louise’s work has taken her across Canada, where she has held a range of positions across the health sector. From front-line nursing, to forensic and corrections care, to research, teaching, and large-scale hospital administration, Louise...

Lisa LaFlamme

Lisa LaFlamme

Moderator

Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV National News

As Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME since 2011, Lisa LaFlamme leads the country’s #1 newscast where she has cemented her role as the face of news in Canada. In June 2016, LaFlamme won the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTDNA) President’s Award, recognizing her decades of distinguished service reporting on Canadian airwaves. In March 2015,...

Louis Thériault

Louis Thériault

Vice-President, Public Policy

Conference Board of Canada

Louis Thériault is the Vice-President, Public Policy for the Conference Board of Canada. Louis joined the Conference Board of Canada in 1997, where he specializes in product development and economic analysis. He is currently responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health (including Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care), energy, environ...

Linda Eagen, MBA

Linda Eagen, MBA

Founder, Cancer Coaching

President & CEO, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Linda Eagen is a dynamic, results oriented community leader who has a strong track record of performance in the not-for-profit sector. Linda began her career as a student of psychology and emergency medical care. Her passion for helping others then led her to the fundraising profession. Over 25 years, she has raised more than $250 million for social, arts, health and educational organizations. ...

Lisa Kinsella

Lisa Kinsella

Moderator

Managing Partner Daisy Consulting Group

Lisa Kinsella is the managing partner of Daisy Consulting Group. Originally from Canada’s west coast, Lisa spent more than a decade working for government and the public sector before joining Daisy in 2012. On Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, she rose quickly through the ranks, having held senior positions in many political offices, including for a former opposition party leader. Well known for her po...

Lauren Haw

Lauren Haw

CEO

Zoocasa

Lauren Haw is a passionate and prolific entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience launching,managing and investing in various business enterprises. Starting at 18, while attending Queen’s School of Business, Lauren ran the most successful College Pro enterprise in Ontario. After university she launched and successfully ran an Oxford Learning Centre in Toronto, before moving into her first ...

Lorelei Dalrymple

Lorelei Dalrymple

Chair

Myeloma Canada Patient Advisory Council

Since her diagnosis with multiple myeloma in 2009, Lorelei has been an active volunteer in the Canadian myeloma community. She joined the board of the Myeloma Alberta Support Society (MASS) in 2010 and subsequently got involved with Myeloma Canada. In 2014, Lorelei joined Myeloma Canada's newly formed Patient Advisory Council and was appointed as Chair in December 2016. Lorelei is passionate ab...

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