Albertans know first-hand the rising costs of climate change. The Alberta floods of June 2013, the most costly in Canadian history, drove home the need for Canadians to better adapt to severe weather and prepare for the increasing potential of floods. Climate change adaptation will feature prominently at Cop21 in Paris – the insurance industry is responding to address rising global risk with a wide array of solutions.
Canada is the only G7 country without a national flood insurance program. However, we’re working on it. Join the Economic Club of Canada to hear Don Forgeron, President and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, speak on a made-in-Canada approach developed from lessons learned in responding to the 2013 event.
Fundamentally, flood protection is a pocketbook issue that can be managed by the private sector while decreasing requirements for public disaster relief funds. Solving it will help contain the costs stemming from climate change, which in turn will help protect the finances of Albertans, and indeed all Canadians.
Join the Economic Club for a special address by The Honourable Charles Sousa.
Please join us for a luncheon with Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown.
Patrick Brown was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on May 9, 2015. He ran on a platform of Party renewal, promising to grow the Party to over 100,000 members from every walk of life and every corner of the province. A bigger Party, firmly rooted in every neighbourhood of every community in Ontario, is key to reconnecting the PC Party with the people of the province before the next provincial election.
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, will speak about the opportunities and challenges facing Ontario's economy today and into the future.
The automotive industry has long been the engine of Canada’s manufacturing economy. But it is said that this sector is about to experience more dramatic change in the next decade than it has in the past 50 years. Steve Carlisle, a Canadian who recently returned as President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada, will outline the key forces that will disrupt the auto sector and how GM plans to be part of that disruption - in electric vehicles, connected cars, autonomous driving cars and new approaches to urban mobility. He will also discuss how Canada can benefit from these new automotive horizons.
Gary Doer will offer his insight into the state of Canada-US relations based on his experience as Canada’s Ambassador to the US for the past six years. Ambassador Doer will delve into the issues currently shaping the largest trading relationship in the world, from enhanced border cooperation to trade successes and irritants. He will speak candidly on the current US political climate and the impact changing US priorities will have on Canada and Canadians in the near future.
As the 42nd G7 Summit, to be held in 2016, quickly approaches the Economic Club will host each G7 country’s respective Ambassador to Canada to discuss the economic landscapes pertaining to the global economy and economic growth/opportunities, foreign affairs, political relationships and international trade development.
Join us as the panel of chief economists share their predictions for 2016.
Featuring the Chief Economists from Canada's "big five" FIs.