Speaker Profiles

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The Honourable Stockwell Day

The Honourable Stockwell Day

President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Government of Canada

Stockwell Day is President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a by-election in September 2000, and was re-elected in the general elections of 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Upon his election in 2000, he was named Leader of the Official Opposition and remained in this role until December 2001.

The Honourable Ed Stelmach

The Honourable Ed Stelmach

Premier Of Alberta

Ted Rogers

Ted Rogers

President And CEO

Rogers Communications

The Honourable Gilles Duceppe

The Honourable Gilles Duceppe

Leader

Bloc Quebecois

The Honourable Michael Ignatieff

The Honourable Michael Ignatieff

Deputy Leader Of The Liberal Party of Canada

MP Etobicoke

The Honourable Perrin Beatty

The Honourable Perrin Beatty

President & CEO

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Honourable Dalton McGuinty

The Honourable Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

The Honourable Iris Evans

The Honourable Iris Evans

Minister of Finance and Enterprise

Province of Alberta

Iris Evans is Alberta’s Minister of Finance and Enterprise. She has been MLA for Sherwood Park since 1997 and has held several portfolios during her 11 years with government, including Municipal Affairs, Children’s Services, Health and Wellness and most recently Employment, Immigration and Industry.

The Honourable John Wilkinson

The Honourable John Wilkinson

Minister of Research and Innovation

Government of Ontario

The Honourable William J. Clinton

The Honourable William J. Clinton

42nd President of The United States

The Right  Honourable Stephen Harper

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper

Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Shawn Graham

The Honourable Shawn Graham

Premier of New Brunswick

On September 18, 2006, Shawn Graham was elected New Brunswick’s 31st Premier. Premier Graham has served as a member of the Legislative Assembly since his October 1998 by-election victory in the riding of Kent. He was re-elected in the general elections of June 7, 1999 and June 9, 2003.

The Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C.

The Honourable Thomas Hockin, P.C.

Chair

Expert Panel on Securities Regulation

The Honourable Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone

The Honourable Mr. Justice Harvey Bro...

North Toronto Family Court (OCJ)

Harvey Brownstone received his LL.B. degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1980 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983. He worked as a Legal Aid duty counsel lawyer in the Toronto criminal courts from 1983 to 1985, and then practised criminal law with prominent criminal lawyers William A. Gorewich (now a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice) and Stephen Price. In 1987 h...

The Honourable Gary Goodyear

The Honourable Gary Goodyear

Minister of State (Science and Technology) (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)

Government of Canada

Gary Goodyear was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. On October 30, 2008, he was appointed Minister of State for Science and Technology, and on August 13, 2009, he was named Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Prior to entering federal pol...

The Honourable Jim Prentice

The Honourable Jim Prentice

Minister of Environment

Government of Canada

Jim Prentice is Canada's Minister of the Environment and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre-North. Mr. Prentice is responsible for Canada's participation in the Clean Energy Dialogue established by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, for Canada's role in international Climate Change negotiations, and for Canada's involvement in the 2009 Major Economies Forum conven...

Tim Hudak, MPP Niagara West-Glanbrook

Tim Hudak, MPP Niagara West-Glanbrook

Leader

Ontario PC Party

Tim Hudak was born and raised in Fort Erie – a small border town on the Niagara Peninsula – to his loving parents, Pat and Anne Marie, both of whom were teachers. Tim put himself through university working as a Customs Officer at the Peace Bridge, and earned an Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was subsequently awarded a full academic scholarship to the University o...

The Honourable Aileen Carroll

The Honourable Aileen Carroll

Minister of Culture

Government of Ontario

Aileen Carroll was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2007. Carroll began her career in politics as a Barrie City councillor. She then ran federally and was elected as a member of Parliament for Barrie in 1997. She was re-elected in 2000 and again in 2004. Carroll served as the Minister for International Cooperation, making her Barrie’s first, and only, federal cabinet minister.

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

President

Emirates Airline

Tim Clark has been in the civil aviation business since 1972 when he joined British Caledonian. In 1975 he moved to Gulf Air in Bahrain and subsequently in 1985 to Dubai where he became a member of the founding team of Emirates as Head of Airline Planning.

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.

Deputy Leader, Offical Opposition

Liberal Party of Canada

Ralph Goodale has served as House Leader for the Liberal Official Opposition in the House of Commons since February 10, 2006. Raised on a Saskatchewan farm near Wilcox, and educated at both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, Ralph Goodale has practical experience in business, agriculture, law and broadcasting, as well as federal and provincial politics.

The Honourable Chuck Strahl

The Honourable Chuck Strahl

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Government of Canada

Chuck Strahl was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008. He was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture in February 2006, then as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in August 2007.

The Honourable Steven W. Mahoney, P.C.

The Honourable Steven W. Mahoney, P.C.

Chair

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Since his appointment as Chair of Ontario, Canada’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in May of 2006, the Honourable Steven Mahoney has been travelling across the province championing the philosophy that “there really are no accidents in Ontario’s workplaces”. As an effective public speaker and a passionate communicator, Steve is committed to delivering a strong messa...

The Honourable Rodney Hide

The Honourable Rodney Hide

Minister of Local Government, Minister for Regulatory Reform, Associate Minister of Commerce

Government of New Zealand

Rodney Hide is one of New Zealand’s most high profile and colourful politicians. He heads ACT New Zealand, a party which espouses free market classical liberalism, and is a Cabinet Minister in the National-led government of Prime Minister John Key.

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Government of Canada

Lawrence Cannon was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008. He was sworn in as Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on February 6, 2006.

The Honourable Gary Lunn

The Honourable Gary Lunn

Minister of State (Sport)

Government of Canada

Saanich–Gulf Islands (British Columbia) First elected to the House of Commons in 1997, Gary Lunn was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2008. After serving as Minister of Natural Resources from February 2006 to October 2008, he was appointed Minister of State (Sport) on October 30, 2008.

The Honourable John Milloy, M.P.P.

The Honourable John Milloy, M.P.P.

Minister of Research and Innovation Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

Government of Ontario

The Hon. John Milloy was first elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre in 2003. He was re-elected in 2007 and appointed Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities on October 30, 2007. In June 2009, Milloy was also appointed Minister of Research and Innovation. Milloy's political interest began at age 13 when he worked as a Queen's Park page and continued as he work...

The Honourable Helena Guergis

The Honourable Helena Guergis

Minister of State (Status of Women)

Government of Canada

Minister Guergis was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004. In January 2007, she was named Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)(Sport) and last fall she was appointed as the first dedicated Minister of State for the Status of Women, by the Prime Minister of Canada.

The Honourable Kamal Nath

The Honourable Kamal Nath

Minister for Road Transport and Highways

Government of India

Mr. Kamal Nath is the Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India. He was previously, for five years, from 2004 to 2009, the Commerce & Industry Minister in the Union Cabinet. As Commerce & Industry Minister of India, Kamal Nath enunciated India’s first comprehensive Foreign Trade Policy in 2004, laying out a coherent roadmap with a twin focus on exports as well as employment. He w...

The Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP

The Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism

Government of Canada

Jason Kenney was appointed Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism on October 30, 2008. He was reappointed to the portfolio on May 18, 2011 and given the added responsibility of Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Operations. The committee provides day-to-day coordination of the government’s agenda, including issues management, legislation and house planning, and communications....

The Honourable Peter Van Loan,PC, MP.

The Honourable Peter Van Loan,PC, MP.

Minister of International Trade

Government of Canada

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne

The 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 the S...

The Honourable Maxime Bernier

The Honourable Maxime Bernier

MP

Beauce, Québec

Maxime Bernier was born on January 18, 1963, in St-Georges -de-Beauce, Quebec, to Doris and Gilles Bernier. He has two sisters, Brigitte and Caroline, and one brother, Gilles Bernier, Jr. An avid sportsman, Maxime Bernier played football in his teens and was a member of the Condors, the team of the Séminaire St-Georges, when they won the Bol d’Or at the Olympic Stadium in 1980. He has parti...

The Honourable Vic Toews

The Honourable Vic Toews

Minister of Public Safety

Government of Canada

Vic Toews was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2008. In February 2006, Mr. Toews was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and in January 2007, was named President of the Treasury Board. In January 2010, Mr. Toews was appointed Canada’s Minister of Public Safety. Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Mr. Toews wa...

Tom Closson

Tom Closson

President & CEO

Ontario Hospital Association

Tamara Vrooman

Tamara Vrooman

Chief Executive Officer

Vancity

The Honourable Ted Morton

The Honourable Ted Morton

Minister of Finance and Enterprise

Government of Alberta

The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh

The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh

MP for Vancouver South,Official Opposition Critic for Health

Government of Canada

Tom Hockin

Tom Hockin

Executive Director

International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean

Tom Hockin is currently Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing the constituency of Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean, a post he was elected to in December 2009. Immediately prior, he chaired the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation, whose recommendations the Government of Canada acted on in Budget 2009 by setting up the Canadian Securities Transition Office an...

The Honourable Peter Kent

The Honourable Peter Kent

Minister of the Environment

Government of Canada

Peter Kent was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008. Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Mr. Kent was a broadcast journalist having spent more than 40 years working as a writer, reporter, producer, anchor and senior executive in Canada, the United States and around the world. Internationally, he covered stories that shaped the 20th century, including momentous events such a...

The Honourble Perrin Beatty

The Honourble Perrin Beatty

President and CEO

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Honourable Dwight Duncan

The Honourable Dwight Duncan

Minister of Finance

Government of Ontario

The Honourable Deb Matthews

The Honourable Deb Matthews

Deputy Premier of Ontario, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

Government of Ontario

Deb Matthews was elected to the Ontario Legislature by the people of London North Centre in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011. Following her election in 2007, she was appointed Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues. In October 2009 she was appointed to her current position as Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and is committed to building a mo...

The Honourable Christy Clark

The Honourable Christy Clark

Premier

Government of British Columbia

Christy Clark was sworn in as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on March 14, 2011 and was elected Vancouver-Point Grey MLA in a by-election on May 12, 2011. She previously served as the MLA for Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasu...

The Honourable Edward Fast

The Honourable Edward Fast

Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Government of Canada

Ed Fast was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. Prior to his appointment to the Ministry, Mr. Fast served as a member of the standing committees on Canadian Heritage and on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The Honourable Joe Oliver, PC, MP

The Honourable Joe Oliver, PC, MP

Minister of Finance

Government of Canada

Joe Oliver was elected to the House of Commons for the first time in May 2011. In March 2014, he was appointed Minister of Finance. Previously, he was appointed Minister of Natural Resources in May 2011.

Tom Perlmutter

Tom Perlmutter

Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson

The National Film Board of Canada

A long-standing advocate for innovative collaborations and the investment in the cultural and creative capital of Canada, Tom Perlmutter is currently the chairperson and commissioner of the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada. Since joining the NFB, Mr. Perlmutter has spearheaded a sweeping digital transformation at Canada’s public film institution. Embracing the innovative use of technology...

Tom Blackwell

Tom Blackwell

Health Reporter

National Post

The Rt. Hon. John Turner, PC CC QP

The Rt. Hon. John Turner, PC CC QP

17th Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Bob Rae

The Honourable Bob Rae

Leader

Liberal Party of Canada

Bob Rae is the Liberal Member of Parliament in the federal riding of Toronto Centre. He currently serves as the party’s critic on foreign affairs. Most recently, he ran for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada in 2006 and 2008.

The Honourable Alison M. Redford QC

The Honourable Alison M. Redford QC

Premier of Alberta

Alison Redford was elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party on October 1, 2011 and sworn-in as Alberta's 14th premier on October 7, 2011. Alison was born on March 7, 1965 in Kitimat, British Columbia and grew up all over Canada and overseas before settling in Calgary as a teenager. She graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary and completed her post-secondary educ...

Tom Porcelli

Tom Porcelli

Chief U.S. Economist

RBC Capital Markets

Theresa Spence

Theresa Spence

Chief

Attawapiskat First Nation

Chief Theresa Spence has extensive governance experience in Canada's remote First Nations communities, particularly in Attawapiskat. Beginning by serving as a member on Attawapiskat's First Nations Council, Chief Spence continued to rise through the community's leadership ranks, serving first as Deputy Chief before eventually being named full-time Chief of Attawapiskat in August of 2010. This, ...

The Honourable Ron Liepert

The Honourable Ron Liepert

Minister of Finance

Government of Alberta

Ron Liepert has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta since 2004, for the constituency of Calgary-West. On October 12, 2011, he was sworn in as Minister of Finance. He had previously served as Minister of Energy, Minister of Education and Minister of Health and Wellness. Mr. Liepert was born and raised in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, where his primary education began in a on...

The Honourable David Alward

The Honourable David Alward

Premier of New Brunswick

David Alward believes politics is about people. This vital principle has guided his unique path into public life from his background as a volunteer in his community, to his work as a farmer, a public servant, a businessman… and today as Premier of New Brunswick. It’s a path through which he has worked to connect people, and the ideas they value, with the decisions that touch their ...

The Honourable Gary Goodyear

The Honourable Gary Goodyear

Minister of State (Science and Technology) (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)

The Government of Canada

Gary Goodyear was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. On October 30, 2008, he was appointed Minister of State for Science and Technology, and on August 13, 2009, he was named Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Prior to entering federal pol...

Thomas d’Aquino, BA, JD, LLD, LLM

Thomas d’Aquino, BA, JD, LLD, LLM

Member

National Expert Commission

Thomas d’Aquino is an entrepreneur, lawyer, corporate director, author and educator. He is Chairman of Thomas d’Aquino Capital and he is Chairman and Chief Executive of Intercounsel Ltd, a private company that provides advice to chief executives and entrepreneurs in Canada and internationally on business strategy and public policy.

Terence Bowles

Terence Bowles

President and CEO

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC)

Terence F. Bowles took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation on November 1, 2010. He is the third person to hold this position since the Management Corporation was established in 1998 to oversee the operations of the Canadian portion of the Seaway system. Prior to joining the Seaway, Mr. Bowles was President and C.E.O. of the Iron ...

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell

President

Canadian Bankers Association

Terry Campbell is President of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA). In this capacity, he is the principal spokesperson for the banking industry in Canada and communicates the perspectives of the industry to all levels of government, regulators, international bodies, media and the Canadian public. He also ensures that the CBA plays a leadership role in the development of sound public policy...

The Honourable Rona Ambrose

The Honourable Rona Ambrose

Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women

The Government of Canada

As Minister for Status of Women, the Honourable Rona Ambrose is a champion of women’s rights. Minister Ambrose has worked tirelessly and courageously to address the problem of violence against women and girls. She has shown leadership by raising awareness of honour crimes in Canada and promoting equal rights for Aboriginal women. She led Canada's call for an "International Day of the Girl" at...

The Honourable Ted Menzies

The Honourable Ted Menzies

Minister of State (Finance)

The Government of Canada

Ted Menzies was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011. In October 2007, Mr. Menzies was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. Previously, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation and the Minister of International Trade. He was appointed Minister of State (Finance) in January 2011...

The Honourable Ed Fast

The Honourable Ed Fast

Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

The Government of Canada

The Honourable Ed Fast was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. He had previously served for two terms as an Abbotsford School Trustee and for three terms as a member of Abbotsford City Council. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Minister Fast practiced corporate and commercial law for 24 years. On May 18, 2011, Prime Minister St...

The Honourable Peter MacKay  1

The Honourable Peter MacKay 1

Minister of National Defence

Government of Canada

Peter MacKay was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. After graduating with an arts degree from Acadia University in 1987, he studied law at Dalhousie University and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 1991. With strong family ties to the local area, he returned to New Glasgow to open a private law practice specializing in criminal and family law. In 1993, he accepted an appointment as Crown...

The Honourable Tony Clement

The Honourable Tony Clement

President of the Treasury Board of Canada

MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Ontario)

Tony Clement was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011. In July 2013, Mr. Clement's title became President of the Treasury Board. Previously, he was appointed President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario in May 2011, and Minister of Industry in October 2008. In February 2006, he was ...

The Hon. Vic Toews, P.C., Q.C., M.P

The Hon. Vic Toews, P.C., Q.C., M.P

Minister of Public Safety

Government of Canada

Vic Toews was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. In February 2006, Mr. Toews was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. He was named President of the Treasury Board in January 2007 and again in October 2008. In January 2010, he was appointed Minister of Public Safety. Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Mr...

Thomas Braun

Thomas Braun

President & CEO

Verisante Technology Inc.

Prior to founding Verisante, Thomas Braun practiced corporate securities law at Braun and Co., specializing in representing small high tech public companies. Mr. Braun is experienced in the management of public companies and has conducted dozens of mergers & acquisitions and going public transactions. Mr. Braun earned a BA degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Juris Doctor (JD) de...

Tim Gitzel

Tim Gitzel

President & CEO of Cameco , Chair of World Nuclear Association

Tim Gitzel was appointed chief executive officer on July 1, 2011. Tim joined Cameco in January 2007 as senior vice-president and chief operating officer and was appointed president on May 14, 2010. Tim has extensive experience in Canadian and international uranium mining activities through more than 25 years of senior management and legal experience. Prior to joining Cameco, he was e...

Tawfik Hammoud

Tawfik Hammoud

Partner and Managing Director

Toronto, The Boston Consulting Group

Tawfik Hammoud is a Partner and Managing Director in the Toronto office of The Boston Consulting Group. He leads BCG’s Corporate Development and Telecom/Media/Technology practices in Canada. Since joining the firm in 2005, Tawfik has worked extensively with a wide range of Telecom and Media clients, across a variety of issues, topics and geographies. Prior to joining BCG, Tawfik was a Princ...

Tom Clark

Tom Clark

Chairman, Global Public Affairs

Television Journalist

Veteran broadcaster Tom Clark is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected journalists. For more than 40 years, he witnessed and helped us understand major news events as they unfolded in Canada and around the world. At home he has interviewed every prime minister since Lester B. Pearson and covered every federal election campaign since 1974.

The Honourable Julian Fantino

The Honourable Julian Fantino

Minister of International Cooperation

The Government of Canada

The Honourable Julian Fantino is Canada's Minister of International Cooperation and Member of Parliament for the riding of Vaughan. He previously served as Associate Minister of National Defence and as Minister of State for Seniors. First elected to the House of Commons in November 2010, Minister Fantino was re-elected in May 2011. Prior to his election to Parliament, Minister Fantino served f...

Todd Winterhalt

Todd Winterhalt

Vice President, International Business Development

Export Development Canada

Mr. Winterhalt joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in 2002 and has more than 15years of business development, risk assessment, trade policy and human resources experience. He was appointed Vice President, International Business Development in September 2010, with responsibility for EDC’s growing network of international representations in key centres, including: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Düsseldor...

The Honourable Diane Finley

The Honourable Diane Finley

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk

The 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. Ms. Finley began her professional career as an administrator of the University of Western Ontario's French Immersion School. Prior to her election,...

The Honourable Perrin Beatty

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. ...

The Honourable Diane Finley, PC, MP

The Honourable Diane Finley, PC, MP

Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada

The Government of Canada

Diane Finley was appointed Minister of Public Works and Government Services on July 15, 2013. Ms. Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand–Norfolk, was first elected to Parliament in 2004. In February 2006, she was appointed Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and then named Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in January 2007. She was the Minister of Human Resources and ...

The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P.

The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C...

Minister of Finance

Government of Canada

James M. Flaherty is a third-term Member of Parliament for Whitby–Oshawa (Ontario). He serves as Canada's Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area. He is a Governor of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. As Minister of Finance he is an ex-officio member of all Cabinet Committees. Minister Flaherty was recently awarded Euromoney Magazine's Fina...

The Honourable Peter MacKay

The Honourable Peter MacKay

Minister of National Defence

The Government of Canada

Peter MacKay was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. After graduating with an arts degree from Acadia University in 1987, he studied law at Dalhousie University and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 1991. With strong family ties to the local area, he returned to New Glasgow to open a private law practice specializing in criminal and family law. In 1993, he accepted an appointment as Crown...

Tom  Allison

Tom Allison

Campaign Manager

Ontario Liberal Leadership Election 2013

The Honourable Alison Redford

The Honourable Alison Redford

Premier of Alberta

Alison Redford was elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party on October 1, 2011 and sworn-in as Alberta's 14th premier on October 7, 2011. Alison was born on March 7, 1965 in Kitimat, British Columbia and grew up all over Canada and overseas before settling in Calgary as a teenager. She graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary and completed her post-secondary educ...

The Honourable Robert W. J. Ghiz

The Honourable Robert W. J. Ghiz

Premier of Prince Edward Island, President of the Executive Council

Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister Responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs and Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs

The Honourable Robert Ghiz was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in 2003, and was re-elected in District 13, Charlottetown-Brighton in 2007 and 2011. Robert was born in Charlottetown on January 21, 1974 and grew up in the same community. After graduating from Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown, he went on to study at Bishop's University where he received a Bachelor...

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

President

Republic of Estonia

Toomas Hendrik Ilves was born on December 26, 1953, to an Estonian family living in Stockholm, Sweden. He acquired his education in the United States – he graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1976 and received his Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. Upon graduation, president Ilves worked in the academia – as a teacher and researcher a...

Terrance Oakey

Terrance Oakey

President

Merit Canada

Terrance Oakey is President of Merit Canada, which represents open shop construction associations from across Canada. He is responsible for expanding the national presence and influence of the open shop coalition, which seeks a fair and transparent construction marketplace.

The Honourable Charles Sousa

The Honourable Charles Sousa

Minister of Finance

Government of Ontario

Charles Sousa is Ontario’s Minister of Finance and MPP for Mississauga South. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet. As Minister of Finance, Charles is championing a first-of-its-kind provincial pension plan to help ensure that Ontarians can retire with security and peace of mind. He is also responsible for the Supporting Small Businesses Act, whi...

Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair

Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Thomas Mulcair is a lawyer, university professor and politician born on October 24, 1954 (62 years). First elected as a Federal Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party in a 2007 by-election (Outremont), he became, the very next year, the first New Democrat ever to be elected in a general election in his province of Quebec. Appointed as the Quebec lieutenant of his party, he was one of...

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, PC, MP

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, PC, MP

Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition

First elected as a Member of Parliament for Edmonton – Spruce Grove in 2004, Ms. Ambrose was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2011, and most recently in 2015 in the new riding of Sturgeon River – Parkland. In November 2015, Ms. Ambrose was selected by the Conservative Caucus to serve as the Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Comm...

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P.

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q...

Minister of National Defence

The Government of Canada

Robert Nicholson was first elected to Parliament in 1984 and re-elected in 1988, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. In July 2013, Mr. Nicholson was appointed Minister of National Defence. Previously, he was appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform in February 2006 and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in January 2007. During hi...

The Honourable Michelle Rempel

The Honourable Michelle Rempel

Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

Government of Canada

The Honourable Michelle Rempel is the Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre-North and the Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. She was elected to the House of Commons on May 2nd, 2011. On July 15th, 2013 Michelle was appointed to the 28th Ministry of Canada as the Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

The Honourable Greg Rickford, PC, MP

The Honourable Greg Rickford, PC, MP

Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario

Government of Canada

Greg Rickford is one of eight children. He comes from a family whose values are founded on hard work and public service. On May 20, 2013, Greg and his wife Janet welcomed their daughter Abigail Mae into the world. Greg’s diverse personal and professional background led him to Kenora, which he and his family call home. Prior to entering politics, Mr. Rickford earned a nursing diploma from Moh...

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, MPP for...

Minister of Energy

Government of Ontario

Bob Chiarelli was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1987 as the MPP for Ottawa West. He was re-elected in 1990 and 1995. Chiarelli was elected as the MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean in 2010, then re-elected in 2011 and 2014. Chiarelli currently serves as Minister of Energy. He has also served as Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. As Minister of...

Thomas A. Kloet

Thomas A. Kloet

Chief Executive Officer

TMX Group

Thomas A. Kloet became CEO of TMX Group Inc. on July 14, 2008. Prior to that time Mr. Kloet served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Zone for Fimat and its successor, Newedge Group, since 2003. In this role he was responsible for management of the firm's major operating departments in the zone, including operations, finance, risk management, informat...

The Honourable Kevin Sorenson

The Honourable Kevin Sorenson

Minister Of State (Finance)

Government Of Canada

Kevin Sorenson was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. In July 2013, Mr. Sorenson was appointed Minister of State (Finance). Previously, he has been Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, Chair of the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan, and Chair ...

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre

Minister of State (Democratic Reform) Nepean-Carleton (Ontario)

The Government of Canada

Purpose To expand freedom, so each can take responsibility for their life, strive for success and own their destiny. Principle To allow space for this freedom, government must only do what people cannot do for themselves. Policy • Leave money in the hands that earned it, not with the government that taxed it; • Allow freedom of association for workers; • Deliver more of our public se...

The Honourable Chris Alexander

The Honourable Chris Alexander

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Government of Canada

Chris Alexander, his wife Hedvig and their daughters Selma and Elisabeth are proud to call Ajax-Pickering home. Chris Alexander worked for 18 years as a member of the Canadian Foreign Service. His first posting was at the Canadian Embassy in Russia, and by 2003, he became Canada’s first resident Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan. Between 2005 and 2009, he served as a Deputy Special Representa...

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay

Minister of National Revenue

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia)

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia) Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay was first elected to the House of Commons in May 2011. In July 2013, Ms. Findlay was appointed Minister of National Revenue. Previously, she was appointed Associate Minister of National Defence in February 2013. Prior to entering federal politics, she practiced law in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Her public service includes work...

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay1

Minister of National Revenue

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia)

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia) Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay was first elected to the House of Commons in May 2011. In July 2013, Ms. Findlay was appointed Minister of National Revenue. Previously, she was appointed Associate Minister of National Defence in February 2013. Prior to entering federal politics, she practiced law in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Her public service includes work...

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay

Minister of National Revenue

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia)

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia) Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay was first elected to the House of Commons in May 2011. In July 2013, Ms. Findlay was appointed Minister of National Revenue. Previously, she was appointed Associate Minister of National Defence in February 2013. Prior to entering federal politics, she practiced law in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Her public service includes work...

Thomas Lukaszuk

Thomas Lukaszuk

Leadership Candidate for PC Party

PC Party of Alberta

Born in Poland, Thomas has been a proud Albertan since the mid-1980s. He arrived in Canada not speaking a word of English, and arrived in Alberta in the back of his parents’ car. He grew up in north Edmonton, and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and the University of Alberta. He paid his way through school as a restaurant server. After graduation, he was a teacher. After that, he...

The Honourable Dr. K Kellie Leitch

The Honourable Dr. K Kellie Leitch

Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

Government of Canada

Dr. Leitch is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and an associate professor of surgery. In addition to her work as a surgeon and professor, she is the former Chair of the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership and she also served on various councils and boards, including the YMCA and Community Living. Dr. Leitch earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1994, ...

The Hon. Stockwell Day, PC

The Hon. Stockwell Day, PC

Senior Advisor, Chair of the Advisory Committee

Pacific Future Energy

The Hon. Stockwell Day, PC, is Canada’s former Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Regional Minister for British Columbia. He was also the Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, succeeded by Stephen Harper when the Canadian Alliance and Conservative Parties united. Prior to that he served as Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and Acting Premier of the pro...

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Actor, Singer, Producer, Activist

For over 40 years, actor, singer, producer, activist, Tom Jackson has crafted a compassionate stage of caring. He has embraced his life experiences, championed for the marginalized, and entertained a continent of concert-goers and TV watchers. His acumen has earned him recognition amongst his peers, yet he humbly perseveres as it’s the reward he seeks, not the award. Born to an English fat...

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

Minister of the Environment; Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency; Minister for the Arctic Council

Leona Aglukkaq was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. In July 2013, Ms. Aglukkaq was appointed Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council. Previously, she was appointed Minister of Health in October 2008. She was appointed to the additional positions of Minister of the Cana...

The Honourable Senator Doug Black

The Honourable Senator Doug Black

The Senate of Canada

Doug Black is confident in the promise of Alberta and Canada. He placed strongly in first position in the 2012 Alberta Senate Nominee Election, and was appointed to the Senate on January 25, 2013. Senator Black serves on the Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources and the Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. Senator Black is Senior Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP, a ...

Tom Reid

Tom Reid

Senior Vice-President Group Retirement Services,

Sun Life Financial Canada

Thomas G. Reid is Senior Vice-President, Group Retirement Services (GRS), Sun Life Financial Canada. In this role, Tom oversees Canada’s largest provider of defined contribution pension arrangements, covering over one million Canadians. Tom joined Sun Life Financial in 1994 as Assistant Vice-President of Finance. Since that time he has held increasingly senior positions throughout the Compan...

Tim McMillan

Tim McMillan

President & CEO

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Tim McMillan was appointed President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) on October 1, 2014. The Saskatchewan native is responsible for leading activities in education and communications as well as policy and regulatory advocacy on behalf of CAPP member companies, which represent over 90 per cent of Canada’s upstream oil and gas production.

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C.

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay...

Minister of National Revenue & MP for Delta-Richmond East (B.C.)

Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay was first elected to the House of Commons in May 2011, and was appointed Minister of National Revenue in July 2013. She is accountable to Parliament for all Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) activities. The CRA is one of the largest federal government departments. Minister Findlay oversees: • 51 Tax Services Offices and Tax Centres across the country; • 43,000 employees...

The Honourable Christy Clark

The Honourable Christy Clark

Premier of British Columbia

Government of Canada

Christy Clark was sworn in for her second term as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on June 10, 2013 and was elected MLA for Westside-Kelowna in a by-election on July 10, 2013. Premier Clark has continued her relentless focus on strengthening the economy and ensuring that government controls spending. She is working to ensure to seize BC’s liquefied natural gas opportunity, secure responsible...

The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C

The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C

Principal

New West Public Affairs

As Member of Parliament (Medicine Hat) from 1993-2008, Monte served under Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and as Minister of Human Resources and Social Development. As a Minister, he focused his efforts on helping Canadians become more self-reliant. As Immigration Minister, he worked to help newcomers learn new skills, land jobs, and learn the values...

The Hon. Kathleen Wynne

The Hon. Kathleen Wynne

Premier of Ontario

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier. She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West. Wynne was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014. She became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in January 2013. In addition to her role as Premier, Wynne currently serves as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. She has also served as Minister of Agriculture...

Timea Eva Nagy

Timea Eva Nagy

Survivor of Human Trafficking, Speaker and Social Advocate

Timea Eva Nagy, daughter of a Police woman, immigrated to Canada 17 years ago. Timea is a Survivor of Human Trafficking, Speaker and Social Advocate from Toronto, Canada.Timea's sex slave nightmare took place in Toronto, Canada in 1998 after arriving from Budapest, Hungary in the hopes of fulfilling a summer position. She was kidnapped, controlled, and kept under horrible conditions and forc...

Terry Audla

Terry Audla

President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

National Inuit Leader

Terry Audla is the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national organization representing close to 60,000 Inuit across Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) and the Inuvialuit settlement region of the Northwest Territories. He was born in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit), and raised in Resolute Bay, the son of High Arctic Exiles relocated from Inukjuak, ...

The Honourable Peter Taptuna

The Honourable Peter Taptuna

Premier of Nunavut, Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affair, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for the Utility Rates Review Council

Born in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Peter Taptuna’s career in public service began in 1999 where he served as Hamlet Council and Deputy Mayor in Kugluktuk. He was also Chair of the Kitikmeot Corporation and served as a director of Nunavut Development Corporation. In 2008, Peter was elected to the territories the 3rd Legislative Assembly and represents the constituency of Kugluktuk. From 2008 to...

The Honourable Peter MacKay

The Honourable Peter MacKay

Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada

Peter MacKay was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. After graduating from Acadia University, he studied law at Dalhousie University and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 1991. Mr. MacKay opened a private law practice in New Glasgow, specializing in criminal and family law. In 1993, he accepted an appointment as Crown Attorney for the Central Region of Nova Scotia. Peter MacKay was ...

The Hon. Ed Holder

The Hon. Ed Holder

Minister of State (Science and Technology)

Ed Holder was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and was re-elected in 2011. On March 19, 2014, Mr. Holder was appointed Minister of State (Science and Technology). He has been a member of several committees, including the Standing Committees on Industry, Science and Technology; International Trade and Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. Prior to being elected, Mr. Ho...

The Honourable Lisa Raitt

The Honourable Lisa Raitt

Minister of Transport

Government of Canada

The Hon. Lisa Raitt, MP for Halton, was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011. In July 2013, Ms. Raitt was appointed Minister of Transport, having to almost immediately deal with the tragic train derailment at Lac-Megantic, Que., quickly laying down measures to not only help with the trauma and devastation the community faced, but to impose stiff temporary...

Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch

Chief Economist

ATB Financial

Todd received a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Since 1993 he has held a series of economist positions at the Canada West Foundation, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Bank of Canada. He joined ATB Financial in May 2007 as Chief Economist. He is a regular business columnist for the Globe and Mail, and provides e...

The Hon. Pierre Poilievre

The Hon. Pierre Poilievre

Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Democratic Reform

Pierre Poilievre was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011. Mr. Poilievre was appointed Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Democratic Reform in February 2015. Previously, he was appointed Minister of State (Democratic Reform) in July 2013. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Boa...

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, P.C.

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, P.C.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Electricity Association

The Honourable Sergio Marchi was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) in February 2015. As President of CEA, Mr. Marchi acts as spokesperson on issues of national concern to the electric utility industry. The Honourable Sergio Marchi was elected as a Toronto City Councillor in 1982, and was subsequently elected as the Member of Parliam...

Terry Stuart

Terry Stuart

Chief Innovation Officer

Deloitte

Terry is Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer, a core member of the firm’s Global Innovation Network, and a partner with the Canadian Financial Services Consulting practice. Terry applies his passion for innovation and the experience gained from his 25-year consulting career to help clients benchmark their innovation capabilities and design and implement programs that help solve fundament...

The Honourable Christian Paradis

The Honourable Christian Paradis

Minister of International Development and Minister for la Francophonie

Government of Canada

Christian Paradis was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011. In July 2013, Mr. Paradis was appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie. Previously, he was appointed Secretary of State (Agriculture) in January 2007, Minister of Public Works and Government Services in June 2008 and Minister of Natural Resources in Jan...

Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Board of Directors, Oceana

Award Winning Actor

To most, Ted Danson is known for TV and movie acting roles, but for those in the conservation movement, he is much more famous for his work as a passionate ocean advocate and Oceana spokesman. The son of an archaeologist and anthropologist, Ted grew up understanding that cultures leave an imprint on the Earth and that some legacies are indelible, for better or for worse. Despite growing u...

The Honourable Hedy Fry, M.P., M.D.

The Honourable Hedy Fry, M.P., M.D.

Vancouver Centre; Federal Liberal Critic for Health; Chair, BC Federal Liberal Caucus

Honourable Hedy Fry was first elected to Parliament for Vancouver Centre in 1993 becoming the first rookie to defeat a sitting Prime Minister. She has been re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. Hedy Fry was born in Trinidad and Tobago where she graduated as class Valedictorian, winning a full scholarship for a Masters degree in English Literature at Oxford, England. She had do...

The Honorable Mario Rodriguez-Montero

The Honorable Mario Rodriguez-Montero

Minister for Trade and Investment

Embassy of Mexico in Canada

Mario Rodríguez-Montero has worked for the Mexican government for more than 25 years in the Ministries of Finance, and Trade and Industry and Energy. As a senior official, he has participated in bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements negotiations. In his diplomatic career he served as Minister of Trade and Fiscal Affairs of the Embassy of Mexico to the White House in Washington D...

The Honorable Dr. César Hernández

The Honorable Dr. César Hernández

Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy

Government of Mexico

Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy by President Enrique Peña Nieto on February 5th, 2014. Prior to this designation, on February 16th of 2013, and up until his appointment as Undersecretary, he served as Head of Legal Affairs Unit of Ministry of Energy; and currently he is member of the Governing Board of CFE. Within...

The Honorable Senator David Penchyna

The Honorable Senator David Penchyna

Chairman of the Mexican Senate Energy Committee

Senator David Penchyna was born on the city of Pachuca in the State of Hidalgo on March 10th, 1965. He has a Law degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and several postgraduate studies including a Posgraduate degree in Public Policy from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). From 1986-1988 he acted as Technical Secretary for the Budget Commission of the ...

The Honorable Luis Vázquez

The Honorable Luis Vázquez

Chairman of the largest Mexican Energy Company

DIAVAZ

Luis is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Group Diavaz since 1982 to date. Grupo Diavaz is made up by 15 companies, all of them related to the Mexican energy industry, ranging from oil and gas exploration and production, its process, transportation, storage until its final consumption. He has been and still is an advisor of several national and international companies, al...

The Honorable Jesús Rodriguez Dávalos

The Honorable Jesús Rodriguez Dávalos

Chairman and founder

Rodríguez Dávalos Abogados (RDA)

Jesús began his career in PEMEX in 1989. At the age of 26, he was posted in Washington, D.C. representing PEMEX Gas during the NAFTA negotiations and the deregulation of the natural gas market in the US. After a brief stint at a large US law firm, he returned to Mexico to open his own practice focused on Oil, Gas and Power, founding Rodríguez Dávalos Abogados (RDA) almost 20 years ago. Mr R...

The Hon. Stephen McNeil

The Hon. Stephen McNeil

Premier

Nova Scotia

Premier Stephen McNeil attributes his core values and strong commitment to public service to his large, close-knit family. Stephen, 50, is the 12th of 17 siblings who were born and raised in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley. Before becoming involved in politics, Stephen graduated from Nova Scotia Community College and put down roots in Bridgetown, where he owned and operated a sma...

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C.

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE)

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE). Mr. Manley is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He was first elected to Parliament in 1988, and re-elected three times. From 1993 to 2003 he was a Minister in the governments of Jean Chrétien, serving in the portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs, and ...

Timothy M. Egan

Timothy M. Egan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Gas Association

Timothy M. Egan became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Gas Association in September 2010. Prior to his appointment he was President of High Park Group (HPG), a public affairs consulting firm. Mr. Egan serves as Canada’s representative at the International Gas Union, sitting on the Executive Committee and as the Regional Coordinator for North America. Mr. Egan i...

Terri Williams

Terri Williams

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility

Scotiabank

Terri is currently Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility leading Scotiabank’s global CSR department and is responsible for developing and managing the Bank’s global CSR strategy, ensuring the integration of CSR in the Bank’s business strategy and plans. Previously Terri was Vice President, Marketing for Global Asset Management and Global Wealth Management at Scotiabank, including le...

The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd

The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd

Minister of Energy

Government of Alberta

Marg McCuaig-Boyd represents the northern Alberta riding of Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. A long-time resident of the Peace Country, she was appointed Minister of Energy by Premier Notley in May 2015. Before being elected to public office, Marg was a teacher and administrator with the Peace River School Division for more than 20 years. She left public education to take an executive positio...

Teddy Kassa and Martine Duffy

Teddy Kassa and Martine Duffy

Panelists

Jr. EC TV

Teddy Kassa

Teddy Kassa

Panelist

Jr. EC TV

Toby Heaps

Toby Heaps

CEO & Co-Founder

Corporate Knights

Toby is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005, and in 2007 coined the term “clean capitalism.” He sits on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Advisory Board and the University of Toronto’s Environment and Finance Committee. He also is a director at Ashoka Canada. Toby ...

The Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C.

The Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C.

Mayor of Vaughan

The Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C. is currently serving his second term as Mayor of the City of Vaughan. Prior to becoming mayor he was a member of Parliament for 22 years and served in several roles including Minister of State for Finance, Minister of State for Science, Research and Development, as well as chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. He is presently the chai...

The Honourable Steven Del Duca, MPP

The Honourable Steven Del Duca, MPP

Minister of Transportation

MPP Vaughan

Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, the Hon. Steven Del Duca has a proven track record of outstanding community involvement and a clear dedication to public service.

The Hon. Marc Garneau

The Hon. Marc Garneau

Minister of Transport

Government of Canada

Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy, then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, and now in political life. Marc began his service to Canada as a navy combat systems engineer in HMCS Algonquin from 1974 to 1976. He was promoted to commander in 1982 while at Staff College and was transferred to Ottawa in 198...

Trudi Walsh, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Trudi Walsh, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Calian Contractor (Psychologist, Acting Program Manager OTSSC), CF H Svcs C(O)

Department of National Defence / Government of Canada

Graduated from Dalhousie University with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004. Currently employed as a clinical psychologist and Acting Program Manager at the Operational Trauma and Stress Support Centre (OTSSC) at CF Health Services Ottawa. The OTSSC is a specialized interdisciplinary outpatient program within CAF Mental Health Services that ensures comprehensive and consistent assessmen...

The Honourable Kent J. Hehr

The Honourable Kent J. Hehr

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Government of Canada

Kent J. Hehr was born and raised in Calgary. Kent’s mom worked as a school principal and his father as the president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, making education and public service part of the fabric of everyday life. Kent took an early interest in sports, especially hockey, with an eye to a career as a phys-ed teacher. In 1989-90 he played with the Calgary Canucks and helped win the ...

The Honourable Joe Ceci

The Honourable Joe Ceci

President of the Treasury Board and Alberta's Minister of Finance

MLA for Calgary Fort

Known as one of Alberta’s most effective municipal leaders, Joe served as a City of Calgary alderman for 15 years where he was Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of Community Protective Services, among other senior responsibilities. At city hall, he was widely admired for his ability to bring diverse coalitions together, and for his ongoing commitment to build Calgary’s social and ec...

The Honourable Bardish Chagger

The Honourable Bardish Chagger

Minister of Small Business and Tourism

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, was appointed Minister of Small Business and Tourism on November 4, 2015. A natural leader and organizer, Ms. Chagger is devoted to inclusion and community building. From assisting with recreational sports for kids to volunteering with seniors, she is committed to strengthening the bonds of the Waterloo community. In her rol...

The Right Hon. Paul Martin

The Right Hon. Paul Martin

Former Prime Minister of Canada

Founder of the Martin Family Initiative

The Right Honourable Paul Martin was the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006, Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002 and he served as the Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard in Montréal, Québec from 1988 to 2008.

The Hon.  Monica Ell-Kanayuk

The Hon. Monica Ell-Kanayuk

Deputy Premier

Nunavut

The Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk was re-elected in the general election held on October 28, 2013, to represent the new constituency of Iqaluit-Manirajak in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Ms. Ell was elected to serve on the Executive Council during the November 15, 2013, proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. Ms. Ell was formally sworn into office on November 19, 2013. Mrs. E...

The Honourable Bill Morneau

The Honourable Bill Morneau

Minister of Finance

Bill Morneau is an accomplished business leader who has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years. When Bill became President of Morneau Shepell in 1990 the firm employed 200 people and provided employee benefits and pension services. Under his leadership the company expanded to become the largest Canadian human resources company, employing 4000 people in Canada and a...

The Right Hon. Lord William Hague of Richmond

The Right Hon. Lord William Hague of ...

Former UK Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons

Lord Hague was first elected to Parliament for the seat of Richmond, North Yorkshire, at a by-election in 1989. At 27 years old he was the youngest Conservative Member of Parliament. He was re-elected a further five times to Parliament, on the last three occasions with the largest margin for any Conservative in the country. Within two years of entering Parliament Lord Hague had become Parlia...

The Honourable Kent Hehr

The Honourable Kent Hehr

Minister for Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence

Kent J. Hehr was born and raised in Calgary. Kent’s mother worked as a school principal and his father as the president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Education and public service were part of everyday life for him. Kent took an early interest in sports, especially hockey, with an eye to a career as a phys-ed teacher. In 1989-90 he played with the Calgary Canucks and helped win the Alber...

Tom Rand

Tom Rand

Managing Partner

ArcTern Ventures

After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He's active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation & commercialization, and public advocacy. Tom is Managing Partner of ArcTern Ventures, a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District and sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. Tom al...

Tony Keller

Tony Keller

Moderator

Editorial Page Editor of The Globe and Mail

Over a 25-year career, he has been an editorial writer and columnist for The Globe; a columnist with the Toronto Star, Report on Business Magazine and Toronto Life; managing editor of Maclean’s; and editor of The Financial Post Magazine. From 2011 to 2013, he was also the morning show anchor on BNN, the Business News Network. A bilingual native of Montreal, he is a graduate of Duke Universi...

The Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton

The Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton

Minister of Health

Government of Jamaica

Dr. the Honorable Christopher Tufton was appointed Minister of Health in March 2016 following his election as Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine in February 2016. Dr. Tufton served as cabinet minister on two previous occasions, as Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce from June to December 2011 and as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from November 2008 to June 201...

The Honourable Perrin Beatty

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 200,000-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. ...

Tim Hudak

Tim Hudak

CEO

Ontario Real Estate Association

After a distinguished 21 years of public service in the Ontario Legislature, Tim Hudak is now the CEO-Designate of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), one of Canada’s largest provincial industry associations representing over 66,000 REALTORS®. First elected to Queen’s Park in 1995, Hudak was appointed to Cabinet in three successive economic portfolios: Northern Development and Mines;...

The Honourable Charles Sousa

The Honourable Charles Sousa

Ontario’s Minister of Finance

Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Mississauga South

Charles Sousa is Ontario’s Minister of Finance and the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Mississauga South. As Minister of Finance, Charles has delivered multiple Budgets and Fall Economic Statements. He negotiated the formation of the Canadian Cooperative Securities Regulator and led Ontario’s negotiation with the federal government and other provinces to enhance the Canada...

The Honourable Bardish Chagger

The Honourable Bardish Chagger

Minister of Small Business and Tourism

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, was appointed Minister of Small Business and Tourism on November 4, 2015. Ms. Chagger made history, on August 9, 2016, when she was appointed the first ever female Government House Leader. A natural leader and organizer, Ms. Chagger is devoted to inclusion and community building. From assisting with recreational sports for kids ...

The Honourable Landon Pearson O.C.

The Honourable Landon Pearson O.C.

Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights, Carleton University

The Honourable Landon Pearson O.C. is a long-time advocate for the rights and well-being of children. From 1994 to 2005, Landon Pearson served in The Senate of Canada, where she became known as the Children's Senator. She served in several influential roles in international affairs, including as the Personal Representative of the Prime Minister to the United Nations Special Session on Children...

The Honourable Glenn Thibeault

The Honourable Glenn Thibeault

Ministry of Energy

Government of Ontario

Glenn Thibeault was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2015 as the MPP for Sudbury. He was appointed Ontario’s Minister of Energy in June 2016. As Minister of Energy, Glenn is focused on ensuring all Ontarians have access to an affordable supply of clean, reliable energy. Beginning in Fall 2016, he is leading consultations across the province on Ontario’s renewed Long Term Energy Pl...

Thomas J. Donohue

Thomas J. Donohue

President and CEO

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thomas J. Donohue is President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming this position in 1997, Donohue has built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe. During Donohue’s tenure, the Chamber’s lobbyists, policy experts, legal advocates, and communicators have helped secure business victories on Capitol Hill, in the regulato...

The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi

The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Government of Canada

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi is the Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Mill Woods and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Prior to being elected Member of Parliament, Minister Sohi was a three-term Edmonton City Councillor. This experience taught him the importance of infrastructure as the foundation for citizens to create strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities. Dedica...

Ted Woodhead

Ted Woodhead

Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs

TELUS Communications Company

Ted Woodhead is responsible for Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs at TELUS. He provides policy and regulatory advice to TELUS and its subsidiaries, and represents TELUS in proceedings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and other Federal departments and agencies with respect to broadcasting and telecommunications matters. In 1992, after tw...

Tara Nelson

Tara Nelson

Moderator

Anchor/Executive Editor, CTV Calgary 6pm.

Tara Nelson is a Canadian television journalist and news anchor, and most recently was the European bureau chief for Global Television Network's news division. In 2010, Nelson assumed the role as the anchor of the News at 6 at CTV Calgary, replacing Barb Higgins, who left the position after joining the mayoral race in Calgary. Nelson previously worked as a reporter and anchor for CITV-DT in ...

Toney Bedell

Toney Bedell

Youth Representative

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area is a donor-supported, volunteer-driven organization founded on mentoring as a proven strategy for ensuring resiliency, future orientation and social support for children and youth. For over 30 years, we have been making a positive difference in the lives of young people through a wide range of one-to-one and group mentoring programs, both in schoo...

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

The Government of Canada

Ralph Goodale is one of Canada’s former finance ministers, as well as a former Opposition House Leader. Mr. Goodale holds the distinction of being selected by his peers as Canada’s first ever “Parliamentarian of the Year” in 2006. Raised on a family farm near Wilcox, Saskatchewan, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina in 1971, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University...

Trudy Fahie

Trudy Fahie

President & CEO, Walmart Canada Bank

EVP Financial Services & Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada

Trudy Fahie is the president and chief executive officer of Walmart Canada Bank. In this role, she oversees the company’s growing catalogue of financial services offerings. Trudy was responsible for developing the strategy for Walmart Canada to expand into the financial services space, including creating and gaining regulatory approval for Walmart Canada Bank. She also has accountability for W...

The Hon. Jane Philpott

The Hon. Jane Philpott

Minister of Health

Government of Canada

The Honourable Jane Philpott was elected as MP for Markham-Stouffville on October 19, 2015 and appointed as Minister of Health November 4, 2015. Prior to entering politics, Dr. Philpott led an extensive career in family medicine, public health, medical education and global advocacy for HIV/AIDS. Dr. Philpott studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario, completed a Family Medicine re...

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean

Bob Chiarelli was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1987 as the MPP for Ottawa West. He was re-elected in 1990 and 1995 and then as the MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean in 2010, 2011, and 2014. He also served as the first Mayor of the amalgamated City of Ottawa. Minister Chiarelli currently serves as Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure. He has also served as Minister of Energy and Minis...

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Government of Canada

Navdeep Bains was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance. As a Certified Management Accountant, he has worked several years in accounting and financial analysis for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. Navdeep is a long-time resident of both Mississauga and Brampton and has strong ties to the s...

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