Past Speakers

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Health

June 24, 2019

Minister of Health


Topic: From hospital to home: Preparing our health care system for an aging Canada. 

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor was elected in October 2015 as a Member of Parliament in the riding of Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe. Ms. Petitpas Taylor serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House
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The Economic Case for Investing in Education w/ Pedro Antunes, Harvey Bischof & Jon Erlichman

June 20, 2019

Topic: The Economic Case for Investing in Education

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes, and the President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO), Harvey Bischof in conversation with Jon Erlichman, Senior Anchor, BNN Bloomberg will launch and discuss a new economic report on education entitled The Economic Case for Investing in Education at this Empire Club of Canada
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Women Who Build with The Honourable Mary Ng

June 14, 2019

Women Who Build Barriers and Opportunities for Women in the Building Economy Panel: Moderated by The Honourable Mary Ng

A networking event featuring a panel discussion, moderated by the Minister of Small Business and Export Development, that will explore barriers and opportunities for women in building sectors.


Julie Di Lorenzo

Julie Di Lorenzo is the President of Diamante Urban Corp., a
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Peter Luongo, Managing Director Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

May 28, 2019

Topic: #UNSMOKECANADA: heating, vaping and the end of cigarettes

Peter Luongo served as Vice President of Treasury & Planning at Philip Morris International, Inc. from 2013 until 2016. In 2016, he was named the Managing Director (CEO) of the Canadian Market.

Before joining Philip Morris, Mr. Luongo was a partner at the investment banking firm of Centerview Partners LLC, where
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Canada’s Fresh Political Voices

May 27, 2019

A Federal Election Panel featuring New Influencers, Moderated by Toronto Sun’s Adrienne Batra

It’s not just the main political parties that are getting ready for the upcoming federal election. There are a wide range of groups aiming to contribute to the conversation in fresh and new ways, with the goal of helping to win over the hearts and
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National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations

May 27, 2019

Topic: First Nations’ Priorities Need to be Canadian Priorities

Perry Bellegarde, re-elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2018, holds a wealth of leadership experience. He’s spent the past thirty years putting into practice his strong beliefs on the laws and traditions instilled in him by the many Chiefs and Elders he has known over
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Councillor and Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson in Conversation with Jan De Silva

May 16, 2019

Vision 2020: Building the City of Toronto’s Prosperity and Competitiveness

Councillor Thompson, in conversation with Toronto Region Board of Trade’s Jan De Silva, will delve into the vision and outcome it creates for Toronto and discuss examples as to how the City of Toronto is strategically leveraging private partnerships to implement both innovative and prolific solutions to public issues.

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