Past Speakers

NAFTA Panel featuring Hon. Andrew Leslie, Scotty Greenwood & Robert Benzie

February 16, 2018

Join us for an evening of conversation, debate and networking in our new series of evening events! Beverages and Hors D’oeuvres to be served. 

Title: The Giant Next Door: Navigating NAFTA in 2018


The Honorable Andrew Leslie

Born into a multi-generational military family, Andrew enjoyed a decorated 35 year career with the Canadian Armed Forces. His career has included a variety of
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Annual Investment Outlook luncheon 2018

January 11, 2018

Ian C.W. Russell

Ian Russell is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Industry Association of Canada, a position he has held since its inauguration in April 2006.

Prior to his appointment at IIAC, Mr. Russell headed the Industry Relations and Representation group of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. In his 20-year tenure at the Association, he
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The Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy

December 14, 2017


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
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Patrick Brown, Leader of the Ontario PC Party

December 11, 2017


Patrick Brown is the Leader of the Ontario PC Party and is the Ontario PC candidate for Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte.

He was elected as Leader of the Ontario PC Party in May 2015, and MPP for Simcoe North in September 2015.

Patrick studied political science at the University of Toronto before earning his law degree from the University of Windsor.

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The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada

December 6, 2017

Mr. Martin will speak to the importance of Indigenous children and youth in Canada, and the need to support communities across the country to improve not only their children’s education but also the wider determinants that influence their educational outcomes all within a context that is culturally relevant. From their earliest years through to high school graduation,
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Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission

December 4, 2017


Andy Byford was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission in March, 2012.  As such, he leads the largest transit agency in Canada, and the third largest in North America, carrying over 540 million riders on an annual basis.  Mr. Byford initially joined the TTC as Chief Operating Officer in November, 2011 and was responsible
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The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education

November 30, 2017


Mitzie Hunter is the Minister of Education, and the MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood. Prior to this post, she served as the Associate Minister of Finance, responsible for pension reform.

Mitzie Hunter understands our community and the power of working together. A lifelong citybuilder, she is passionate about unlocking the city’s potential by ensuring fair and inclusive access to employment and prosperity

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Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure

November 28, 2017

Executive Biography

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 Infrastructure. He has also served as Minister of Energy, Minister
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Mr. Rob Mcewen in conversation with Dr. Michael Laflamme

November 27, 2017

Rob Mcewen, Chairman & Chief Owner, McEwen Mining Inc. & Dr. Michael Laflamme, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.

Biography – Rob McEwen

Rob McEwen: Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc., founder, former Chairman and CEO of GoldCorp Inc., that today is one of the world’s largest gold producers, by market
capitalization. During the last thirteen years
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