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  • The Diplomatic Chat Series: Emerging Economic Market Trends

    The Diplomatic Chat Series: Emerging Economic Market Trends

    April 29, 2014, 11:30 am
    Fairmont Château Laurier,
    Ottawa

    Join a seasoned group of experts from both the Diplomatic core and financial core for an interactive armchair discussion regarding emerging market economic trends in 2014 and beyond. Emerging markets are major players in global economic growth and The Economic Club of Canada is pleased to welcome, H.E. Francisco Suárez Dávila, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada, Mr. Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos, Ambassador of Brazil to Canada, Dr. Warren Jestin, and Mr. Pablo Bréard moderated by Gillian Riley, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking, Scotiabank.

  • Evolution and Growth: The Future of the Bioeconomy in Canada

    Evolution and Growth: The Future of the Bioeconomy in Canada

    April 8, 2014, 11:45 am
    The Fairmont Château Laurier,
    Ottawa

    The bioeconomy offers a unique opportunity to foster economic growth and job creation, advance innovation, and help Canada move towards a more prosperous and sustainable energy future. Renewable fuels, be it ethanol, biodiesel or advanced biofuels, extend our oil supply, diversify our fuel mix and offer superior environmental performance. These biofuels also create new markets for Canadian agricultural products. Through the 2007 federal Renewable Fuels Strategy and capital investment, Canada has built a strong foundation for renewable fuel products and technology. Now is the time to leverage this success and take it to the next level. “Evolution and Growth” is the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association’s vision and action plan to ensure that Canada capitalizes on the full potential of its natural biomass and delivers more of the sustainable fuels and products that Canadian consumers want and need.

  • 1,000 Days to 2017: How the City of Ottawa will make the most of Canada’s big year

    1,000 Days to 2017: How the City of Ottawa will make the most of Canada’s big year

    April 7, 2014, 11:45 am
    The Chateau Laurier,
    Ottawa

    His Worship, The Honourable Jim Watson
    Mayor,
    City of Ottawa

    When Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has made it a priority to ensure that the City of Ottawa is at the centre of the action. After government and high-tech, tourism is the city’s 3rd largest industry. Understanding this, the Sesquicentennial celebrations offer Ottawa businesses and residents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen the local economy and brand the city as the best place to visit, live, work and raise a family. Just as Vancouver owned the 2010 Olympics, Quebec City owned its 400th anniversary, and Toronto will own the Pan-Am Games in 2015, Mayor Watson and the City’s 2017 Task Force are working hard to ensure Ottawa can own 2017. Mayor Watson will provide an update on the 2017 Task Force’s accomplishments to date, as well as outline how the City will build momentum in the months ahead through new initiatives.

  • Energy & the Economy: Another Year in Alberta

    Energy & the Economy: Another Year in Alberta

    April 3, 2014, 11:45 am
    InterContinental Toronto Centre,
    Toronto

    Honourable Doug Horner
    President of Treasury Board & Minister of Finance,
    Government of Alberta

  • Partners in Trade: S.C. Governor Nikki Haley Details the Canada-Carolina Connection

    Partners in Trade: S.C. Governor Nikki Haley Details the Canada-Carolina Connection

    March 31, 2014, 11:45 am
    InterContinental Hotel ,
    Toronto

    Nikki R. Haley
    Governor,
    State of South Carolina

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will hold an informative session exploring the Canada-Carolina connection. For decades, Canada has served as an important economic development partner for South Carolina, surpassing Germany as one of the state’s top export markets, and purchasing nearly $4 billion in products in 2013 alone.

  •  UK and Canada: Economic Growth and CETA Opportunities

    UK and Canada: Economic Growth and CETA Opportunities

    March 28, 2014, 11:45 am
    One King West Hotel,
    Toronto

    Lord Livingston
    Minister of State for Trade and Investment ,
    UK Government

  • Handcuffed — How New Restrictions On Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program are Stifling Economic Prosperity

    Handcuffed — How New Restrictions On Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program are Stifling Economic Prosperity

    March 27, 2014, 11:45 am
    One King West Hotel,
    Toronto

    Stephen Cryne
    President ,
    Canadian Employee Relocation Council

    Since 2006 Canada created 1.6 million jobs, mostly high skilled, full-time private sector jobs - more than any other G-7 country. But a growing skills gap is making it difficult to fill these jobs. Key solutions include allowing employers access to international talent and encouraging greater mobility of Canadian workers. The federal government has imposed restrictions on employers from using the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP), and recently hinted at introducing even more barriers. Join CERC’s CEO Stephen Cryne in discussing the economic impact of the government’s changes to the TFWP, and the real reasons why Canadian employees are reluctant to move.

  • The Web and Cost of Human Trafficking

    The Web and Cost of Human Trafficking

    March 26, 2014, 11:45 am
    The Westin Ottawa,
    Ottawa

    Heard of human trafficking? Not sure how it happens? Didn’t know Canadian boys and girls are being bought and sold for sex? Did you think the slave trade was eradicated 200 years ago? Think again. Human trafficking, the modern day slave trade, is alive and well in Canada. And it hurts us all. Human trafficking is the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal enterprise in Canada. In fact, a trafficker earns an average of $280,000 per year per victim in Canada. In January, Ottawa saw the first teen pimp case in Canadian history. In February, law enforcement from Alberta to Nova Scotia, launched Operation Northern Spotlight targeting pimps and johns, which also rescued under-age victims, some as young as 15 years old.

  • Calgary Release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report

    Calgary Release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report

    March 19, 2014, 11:30 am
    Delta Bow Valley Hotel,
    Calgary

    The Honorable Michelle Rempel
    Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification,
    Government of Canada

    Join The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State, Western Economic Diversification, Jim Schubert, P.Eng., Director of Business Planning and Central Operations at Edmonton Waste Management Services, John F. Elliott, President and CEO of Pure Technologies Ltd., Lawrence Novachis, CEO of FilterBoxx Water and Environmental Corporation and Michael Dejak, Vice President of Eco-Tec Inc. for the Analytica Advisors release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report.

  • Ottawa Release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report

    Ottawa Release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report

    March 6, 2014, 7:30 am
    The Westin Ottawa ,
    Ottawa

    Serge P. Dupont
    Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) ,
    The Government of Canada

    Join Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Serge P. Dupont, Keith Bechard, President of Entropex, John R. Dillon, Vice President, Policy and Corporate of the Counsel, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Alison Nankivell, Vice President of Venture Capital Action Plan at BDC, John van Leeuwen, CEO of EcoSynthetix and Rick VanSant, President & CEO of UV Pure Technologies for the Analytica Advisors release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report.

  • Million Jobs Plan

    Million Jobs Plan

    February 28, 2014, 7:45 am
    The Fairmont Château Laurier,
    Ottawa

    Tim Hudak, MPP Niagara West-Glanbrook
    Leader,
    Ontario PC Party

  • It's All About Me:  10 Steps to Achieving a Personalized Health Care System

    It's All About Me: 10 Steps to Achieving a Personalized Health Care System

    February 26, 2014, 11:45 am
    Hilton Toronto,
    Toronto

    Dr. Anne Snowdon, RN, BSCN, MSC, PHD
    Chair,
    International Centre for Health Innovation Ivey Business School at Western University

    The new millennium is witnessing a growing trend and demand for healthcare personalization both in terms of genetic screening and diagnoses, and in how services are organized and delivered. Beyond the genomic level, individuals are seeking healthcare services that are tailored to their needs and are taking responsibility to find solutions that fit their lifestyle goals.

  • Fairness for all Canadians

    Fairness for all Canadians

    February 26, 2014, 11:45 am
    The Fairmont Château Laurier,
    Ottawa

    The Honourable Tony Clement
    President of the Treasury Board of Canada,
    MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Ontario)

    As President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Tony Clement played a central role in finding $5.2-billion in on-going savings for Canadian taxpayers. Under his watch, decades-old entitlements, like voluntary severance for public servants, have come to an end, representing an annual savings of $500-million alone. But there is more work to be done. With the introduction of Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government begins news tasks and finds innovative and common sense ways of providing value and improving services to Canadians. These efforts will challenge status quo thinking on how government operates and how its serves Canadians. It will embrace technology and cut through the time-consuming bureaucratic red tape that dampens business innovation and kills job creation. It will seek excellence in the public service and a shift in culture. And it will open up previously undisclosed government data to the public to be used in new and innovative ways that can benefit Canadians. It is an exciting agenda. Please join Minister Tony Clement as he shares what the Government is doing to stay on track to balance the budget by 2015 and pave the way for Canada to flourish in the years ahead.

  • A New Abnormal Normalization

    A New Abnormal Normalization

    February 24, 2014, 11:45 am
    Hilton Toronto,
    Toronto

    Nouriel Roubini
    Economist,

    Nicknamed "Dr. Doom" and "Permabear", Nouriel Roubini's 2014 forecast is much more optimistic. Join us for a robust discussion on how much global growth will accelerate, how growth will differentiate between developed and emerging markets, how close the deleveraging process is in coming to an end and in what mode the central banks are likely to continue.

  • Give it to me straight, Doc

    Give it to me straight, Doc

    February 19, 2014, 11:45 am
    The Chateau Laurier,
    Ottawa

    Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC, FACPM, CCFP, FRCP(Ire), FRCP(Edin), ICD-D, CCPE
    President,
    Canadian Medical Association

    Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti is an emergency room physician in Edmonton where he has a front-line perspective on our health care system. His message to Canadians: we can all do better when it comes to health. Join Dr. Francescutti at the Economic Club of Canada on Feb. 19, 2014 where he will deliver some frank medical advice on how our nation must transform the health care system to meet the evolving needs of our society and how the CMA will engage Canadians in a national dialogue on end-of-life care issues in this country.

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