Upcoming Events

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May 2016

7:30am-9:00am | Shaw Centre (Room 213/215) - 55 Colonel By Drive , Ottawa

Join the Economic Club for an exclusive breakfast panel discussion aimed at raising awareness and the need for mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces Personnel, veterans and their families. Panelists include: The Honourable Kent J. Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Government of Canada; Veteran, Andrew Garsch (Capt Retired, P.Eng. PMP); Louise Bradley, President and CEO, Mental Health Commission of Canada; Chris G. Anderson, President, Medaca Health Group; 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; Moderated by Karen R. Cohen, Ph.D., C.Psych., Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

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May 2016

11:45am-1:30pm | Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay St, Toronto

All broadcasters are adapting to revolutionary changes to their business; from the content they provide, to the way Canadians use their services.

But how do you transform your organization when you are an iconic public institution, one as revered and sometimes maligned as Canada's public broadcaster?
Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada talks about the challenges and opportunities of change at Canada's largest cultural institution, and what the Government's reinvestment in public broadcasting will mean for Canadians.

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May 2016

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - Austin Gallery - 1 King Street West, Toronto

Can assigning a value to nature drive GDP growth? From natural capital to carbon offsets, new economic and financial tools are helping businesses to assign tangible value to nature, and become more eco-conscious.

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May 2016

11:30am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Laurier Ballroom) - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

The Economic Club of Canada is pleased to host an armchair discussion featuring top child and youth mental health specialists in the country. As part of an ongoing initiative to shed light on the challenges of mental health facing Canadians, the Economic Club is eager to continue this important discussion and delve into the grassroots aspect of this topic bringing the focus to our children and youth. This panel will discuss and explore the issues facing our young people, important challenges facing healthcare systems in a time of fiscal restraint, and government policy initiatives that could make a significant difference.

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May 2016

11:45am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - Austin Gallery - One King Street West, Toronto

Canada’s oil and gas sector is one of the country’s most important economic drivers. 500,000 people work in the industry, but millions of Canadians benefit from the tax revenues, royalties, ancillary jobs, and much needed products it creates.

The TSX and TSX Venture exchange have more oil and gas listings than any stock exchange in the world. Thousands of Ontario manufacturing jobs rely on Canada’s oil and gas industry and Bay Street knows how important the entrepreneurial spirit of the oil patch is to not only Albertans, but to Canadians from coast to coast.

Right now however, the oil and gas industry is under siege. Grandstanding politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and radical environmentalists continue to try and derail one of Canada’s greatest resources. The Canadian energy industry is one of the most regulated and technologically advanced industries in the world. Each year the industry safely produces, refines, transports, and distributes products from jet fuel to fertilizer while providing well-paying jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenues for all Canadians. Yet, despite these facts, government policy and popular sentiment seem increasingly intent on marginalizing the sector and divesting from resource development.

In his presentation: “Oil Respect—standing up for Canada’s oil and gas industry”, Mr. Mark Scholz, President of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, will be defending the industry with respect to its: national and international image; economic benefits; and global environmental impact. Through an analysis of facts, Mr. Scholz will advocate for the sector and provide industry supporters with a voice to make their opinions heard.

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May 2016

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Now is the time for courageous leadership in mental health. The conversation has galvanized attention across the country, people with lived experience have bravely shared their stories, research into the most complex organ of the body – the brain – is reaching a tipping point, novel and improved treatments and care models are emerging. Still, too many people are not getting the care they need. Funding levels do not match the burden of illness. Wait lists continue to soar. Lives are needlessly lost. It will take a deep commitment to real transformation to effectively address the global health and economic issue of our time. 
The transformation presumes a shift in the attitudes of Canadians and in the priorities of our governments. A new Health Accord is an historic opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and eliminate prejudice and discrimination. It demands a forceful challenge to the status quo on the care and support for people with mental illness and a commitment to ignite discovery and innovation. If not now, when? If not us, who? The time for strategy is long gone. Only action will save peoples’ lives.

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May 2016

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Climate change has moved from future threat to present danger. Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and severity, and are projected to cost Canadian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in each of the next five years. Join Don Forgeron, President and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, as he calls for a public-private solution - better preparing for our changing climate by implementing a national flood program that will minimize costs to taxpayers and prepare homeowners for the risks and challenges ahead.

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May 2016

11:45am-1:30pm | Hilton Toronto - Toronto l - 145 Richmond Street West , Toronto

Few sectors play as important a role as transportation in driving Canada's economic performance and connecting its citizens to one another and to the world.

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May 2016

11:30am-5:00pm | Shaw Centre (Trillium Ballroom) - 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

The City of Ottawa and its partners in the local tourism and hospitality industry have committed to positioning Ottawa as the national epicentre of celebrations for the 150th anniversary celebration of Canada’s Confederation in 2017. Significant resources have been dedicated to the creation and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of events and attractions that will provide a unique experience in the capital and increase the influx of visitors coming to Ottawa in 2017.

Part 1 - Tourism Outlook Luncheon

In order to ensure that the economic benefits of these investments are sustained beyond 2017, the City of Ottawa and the Economic Club of Canada, in partnership with Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association, the Shaw Centre and Ottawa Tourism present the, Ottawa Tourism Summit. Held on Monday, May 30th, 2016, marking the start of Tourism Week in Canada, this Summit will bring together tourism stakeholders in the national capital region to review the current state of Ottawa’s tourism industry and to consider strategies to build on the momentum created by 2017 moving forward.

Featuring:
His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa   
Jean Cloutier, Councillor, Alta Vista Ward, City of Ottawa
Steve Ball, President, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada  
Michael Crockatt, President & CEO, Ottawa Tourism  
Daniel Gélinas, General Manager, Le Festival d'été de Québec 
David F. Goldstein, President & CEO, Destination Canada
Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Curling Canada  
Nina Kressler, President & CEO, Shaw Centre 
Guy Laflamme, Executive Director, Ottawa 2017 Bureau 

Part 2 - DestinationNEXT Workshop and Long-Term Tourism Strategy

Following the luncheon portion of the Summit, all tourism stakeholders in Ottawa are invited to participate in a facilitated afternoon workshop to discuss the future of Ottawa’s tourism sector.

Featuring:
Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT

Past Events

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April 2016

Premier Brian Gallant: New Brunswick's Path to a Stronger, More Innovative Economy

11:45am-1:30pm | Hilton Toronto - Toronto l - 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto

 

Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick -

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April 2016

The Honourable Joe Ceci to Address the Economic Club

11:45am-1:30pm | Delta Toronto - Kensington Ballroom - 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto

 

The Honourable Joe Ceci, President of the Treasury Board and Alberta's Minister of Finance - MLA...

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April 2016

Canada and the United States: A Renewed Partnership

11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York -Imperial Room- - 100 Front Street West, Toronto

 

David MacNaughton, Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. -

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March 2016

Closing the Gap: A New Era for First Nations in Canada

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street , Ottawa

 

National Chief Perry Bellegarde, - Assembly of First Nations

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January 2016

Candace Chartier CEO, Ontario Long-Term Care Association: Action for Seniors

11:45am-1:30pm | Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

 

Candace Chartier, CEO - Ontario Long Term Care Association

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January 2016

Big Talent, Big Business: Canada's best kept secret is on-screen content

11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Pacific Rim - Emerald Ballroom - 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

 

Valerie Creighton , President & CEO - Canada Media Fund

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December 2015

Mayor John Tory: State of the City

11:45am-1:30am | InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front St. W., Toronto

 

John Tory , Mayor - City of Toronto

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December 2015

Canada – US Relations: Perspective on the Next Five Years

11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

Ambassador Gary Doer, - Embassy of Canada in Washington

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November 2015

Leader of Ontario PC Party Patrick Brown to Address The Economic Club

11:45am-1:30pm | One King West - 1 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1, Toronto

 

Patrick Brown, Leader - PC Party Ontario

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November 2015

After the Election: Paving a Path to Prosperity Through Public-Private Cooperation

11:45am-1:30pm | Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

 

Dean A. Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer - Sun Life Financial

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November 2015

4th Annual Energy Summit

7:30am-5:00pm | The Fairmont Palliser Hotel - 133 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

 

Aaron M. Engen, Managing Director and Co-Head - Power & Energy Infrastructure Group Investment &...
Al Reid, Executive Vice-President, Environment, Corporate Affairs & Legal - Cenovus
Bill Morris, Senior Managing Director and Canada President - Accenture
Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director - Macdonald-Laurier Institute
C. Peter Watson, Chair and CEO - National Energy Board of Canada
Claudia Cattaneo, Western Business Columnist - National Post
David A. Bennett, Director, Communications and External Relations - FortisBC
David Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada -
Ian D. Anderson, President - Kinder Morgan Canada
John Lowe, Executive Vice President - AltaGas Ltd.
Lauren Rooney, - Accenture
Leah Lawrence, President and Chief Executive Officer - Sustainable Development Technology Canada...
Marie-Hélène Labrie , Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications - Enerkem
Mary Moran, President & Chief Executive Officer - Calgary Economic Development
Soheil Asgarpour, Ph.D., FCAE, , FCIM, P.Eng., President - Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd , Minister of Energy - Government of Alberta
The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C, Principal - New West Public Affairs
Tim McMillan, President - Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Timothy M. Egan , President and Chief Executive Officer - Canadian Gas Association
Todd Hirsch , Chief Economist - ATB Financial

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October 2015

Premier Stephen McNeil: A New Approach to Growing the NS Economy

11:45am-1:30pm | Royal York Hotel - 100 Front St. W., Toronto

 

The Hon. Stephen McNeil , Premier - Nova Scotia

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September 2015

Global outlook: In search of an anchor

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King St. W. , Toronto

 

Jean Boivin, Deputy Chief Investment Strategist - BlackRock Investment Institute

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September 2015

Research and Change: A Business Case for Smarter Health Care

11:45am-1:30pm | The Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

 

Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO - The Ottawa Hospital

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September 2015

Big Talent, Big Business: Canada’s best kept secret is on-screen content

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

Valerie Creighton , President & CEO - Canada Media Fund

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September 2015

Helping People Get the Housing They Can Afford

11:30am-1:30pm | Hilton Toronto - 145 Richmond St. W. , Toronto

 

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June 2015

Ted Danson: Save the Oceans, Feed the World

11:45am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West, Toronto

 

Ted Danson, Board of Directors, Oceana - Award Winning Actor

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June 2015

The Electricity Imperative

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Chateâu Laurier ~ Drawing Room - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer - Canadian Electricity...

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May 2015

Mining’s Message to Policymakers: Don’t Drop the Ball

11:45am-1:30pm | InterContinental Toronto Centre - 225 Front Street West, Toronto

 

Pierre Gratton, President and CEO - Mining Association of Canada

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May 2015

Mayor Don Iveson: A New Edmonton: New Attitude, New Opportunities

11:45am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West , Toronto

 

Don Iveson , Mayor - City of Edmonton

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April 2015

Dr. Mohamed El-Erian: Global Outlook: Geopolitical Threats and Their Impact on Economies and Markets

11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - Concert Hall (on level C) - 100 Front St W, Toronto

 

Dr. Mohamed El-Erian , Chief Economic Advisor - Allianz

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March 2015

Driving Innovation in Canadian Transportation

11:45am-1:30pm | Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

 

Ian Black, General Manager (Ontario) - Uber

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February 2015

Innovation & Opportunity: Building an Entrepreneurial Ontario

7:45am-9:15am | Marriott Eaton Centre - 525 Bay St. , Toronto

 

The Hon. Kathleen Wynne , Premier of Ontario -

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February 2015

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson: Canada’s Future. Canada’s Cities.

11:45am-1:30pm | Delta Toronto *New Venue* - 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto

 

Gregor Robertson , Mayor - City of Vancouver

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February 2015

Advancing transportation safety in Canada: risks and opportunities

11:45am-1:30pm | The Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

 

Kathy Fox, Chair - Transportation Safety Board of Canada

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February 2015

The State of Diabetes in Canada

11:45am-1:30pm | The Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

 

Richard Blickstead, President and CEO - Canadian Diabetes Association

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January 2015

The Economics of Digital Health in Canada

11:45am-1:30pm | Hilton Hotel - 145 Richmond Street West , Toronto

 

Michael Green, President and CEO - Canada Health Infoway

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January 2015

Toronto Mayor John Tory

11:45am-1:30pm | Marriott Eaton Centre - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

 

John Tory , Mayor - City of Toronto

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December 2014

Premier Wynne: Practical, Progressive and Fair Solutions to Create Growth

11:45am-1:30pm | Marriott Eaton Centre - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

 

The Hon. Kathleen Wynne , Premier of Ontario -

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December 2014

SOLD OUT-Toward a National Strategy for Financial Literacy- TORONTO

7:45am-9:30am | InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front Street West , Toronto

 

Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader - Government of Canada

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December 2014

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November 2014

No place to call home: A frank discussion about housing challenges in the GTA

11:45am-1:30pm | VENUE CHANGE: InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front St. W., Toronto

 

Ed Clark , President & CEO - TD Bank Group

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November 2014

Perking Up the Coffee Market: The Club Coffee Recipe for Meeting Consumer Needs

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

John Pigott , CEO - Club Coffee

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November 2014

WELLth Management: Mental Health at Work Challenge - Expert Panel

11:30am-1:30pm | Westin Bayshore Hotel - 1601 Bayshore Dr. , Vancouver

 

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November 2014

Son Excellence François Hollande, Président de la République française

12:15pm-2:30pm | Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel - 101 Lyon St N, Ottawa

 

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September 2014

Genomics: Fuelling Canada’s growing bioeconomy

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

Pierre Meulien , President and CEO - Genome Canada

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September 2014

Smart skills for a smarter Canada

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

Paul Davidson, President - Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

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September 2014

Nuclear: The Innovation Imperative

11:45am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King West. , Toronto

 

Hugh MacDiarmid , Chairman of the Board - Terrestrial Energy

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September 2014

Canada’s Pacific Future

7:30am-8:45am | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

The Hon. Stockwell Day, PC, Senior Advisor, Chair of the Advisory Committee - Pacific Future Energy

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September 2014

WELLth Management: Mental Health at Work Challenge

11:30am-1:45pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street West , Toronto

 

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September 2014

The Economic Future of Alberta

7:45am-9:00am | The Fairmont Palliser - 133 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary

 

Ric McIver, Candidate for Leader of PC Party of Alberta - PC Party of Alberta

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June 2014

Jim Prentice: A Vision for Alberta

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Palliser - 133 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary

 

Jim Prentice, PC Leadership Candidate - PC Party of Alberta

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June 2014

Diversifying Alberta's Economy

7:45am-9:00am | The Fairmont Palliser - 133-9th Avenue SW, Calgary

 

Thomas Lukaszuk, Leadership Candidate for PC Party - PC Party of Alberta

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June 2014

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: A CEO's perspective on building an inclusive company

12:15pm-2:00pm | Four Seasons Hotel - Aria Room - 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto

 

Ed Clark , President & CEO - TD Bank Group

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June 2014

Regaining Ontario’s Competitive Edge

11:45am-1:30pm | The Hilton Hotel - 145 Richmond Street, Toronto

 

Greg Ebel, Chairman, President & CEO - Spectra Energy

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June 2014

Olivia Chow: Creating jobs through smart economic development

11:45am-1:30pm | Hilton Toronto - 145 Richmond St W., Toronto

 

Olivia Chow , City of Toronto Mayoral Candidate -

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May 2014

Show Me the Money – An Exploration of Capital Raising in Canada

11:45am-1:30am | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

Thomas A. Kloet, Chief Executive Officer - TMX Group

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May 2014

Team Canada or Bust: It's Time for Provinces to Step-up (SOLD OUT)

11:45am-1:30am | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West, Toronto

 

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May 2014

John Tory: Toronto's Jobs and Growth Plan

11:45am-1:30pm | InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom B - 225 Front St W , Toronto

 

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May 2014

Million Jobs Plan Town Hall

2:30pm-3:30pm | Ottawa Convention Centre - 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

 

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

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May 2014

Keeping Alberta Excellent

11:45am-1:30pm | The Westin Calgary - 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary

 

Danielle Smith, Leader of the Wildrose Official Opposition and MLA for Highwood -

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April 2014

Canada’s Minister of Finance to address Economic Club of Canada

7:45am-9:00am | Fairmont Palliser - 133 9th Ave SW, Calgary

 

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April 2014

What Do Cancer Patients Want?

11:45am-1:30am | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West , Toronto

 

Jackie Manthorne, President & CEO - Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

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April 2014

Investing in a Stronger Ontario

11:45am-1:30pm | InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front Street West , Toronto

 

The Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance - Government of Ontario

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