The second leg of my energy literacy tour with the Economic Club of Canada starts this week, and I’m thrilled to be working alongside such fantastic speakers. The tour, called Canada’s Energy Agenda: Getting it Right, is in Toronto on Wednesday, April 22, and Edmonton on Friday, April 24. It’s going to be a fantastic couple of events, and I’d encourage anyone with an interest in the future of Canada’s energy economy to come hear from these energy and business leaders.
It is time that we change the conversation about energy, and this series is helping to lead the way. With a focus on Aboriginal involvement, carbon pricing, environmental innovation, market access and much more, these upcoming events will help to kick-start that conversation.
Toronto’s event, from 7-9am at One King West Hotel on April 22, will focus on Canada’s energy picture, carbon pricing and market access. Moderated by Bill Morris (Senior Managing Director and Canada President at Accenture) the Toronto event will see panelists discuss some crucial energy issues. The Hon. Brian Tobin (Vice-Chair of BMO and Newfoundland and Labrador’s former premier), as well as Malini Giridhar (Vice President of Gas Supply and Business Development at Enbridge) will speak about why Canada’s current energy picture matters to Canadians. Ian Anderson (President of Kinder Morgan Canada) and Brian Lee Crowley (Managing Director of MacDonald Laurier Institute) will discuss how to ensure market access for Canada’s energy. The keynote speaker, Dr. Jack Mintz of the University of Calgary, will discuss carbon pricing in Canada, an important aspect of clean energy. Tickets have already sold out for Toronto.
Edmonton’s event takes place at the Westin Hotel from 7-9am on April 24. Moderated by Dan Gagnier (Chair for the International Institute for Sustainable Development), the panel’s key topics of discussion will be Aboriginal engagement, environmental innovation, and market access. Art Sterritt (Executive Director of The Costal First Nations), Brian Lee Crowley (Managing Director of MacDonald Laurier Institute), and Christopher Henderson (President of Lumos Energy) will discuss how to work together with business, government, and communities to ensure meaningful aboriginal engagement and to advance energy projects. In the second panel, Eddy Isaacs (CEO of Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions) and Bob Mitchell (Partner, PURE Reserve and former Senior Director of Innovating For Sustainability) will discuss how Canada can become a global leader of environmental innovation. To purchase tickets for this event, please click here.
This is a very exciting series, and it is my hope that we begin to see productive dialogue about our energy resources and that Canada can move toward being a leader in energy. I look forward to seeing you there.