December 2017

Global Energy Pulse: Canada as the World’s Energy of Tomorrow

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

The world sees Canadian oil and natural gas as part of the energy future and the preferred source of energy imports, according to the 2017 Global Energy Pulse survey, the first-of-its-kind conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Join Dr. Darrel Bricker, Chief Executive Officer Ipsos Global Public Affairs and Jeff Gaulin, CAPP Vice President of Communications, as they share insights into perceptions of citizens and consumers from 31 countries, including Canada, that are competing or have the potential to compete for the same oil and natural gas market as Canada.

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Dr. Darrell Bricker

Ipsos Global Public Affairs

Dr. Darrell Bricker

Ipsos’ Public Affairs has offices in 30+ countries and a staff of 600 research professionals. It is the world's leading social and corporate reputation research firm.

Ipsos Public Affairs is part of Paris-based Ipsos which is the 3rd largest market research company in the world.

Prior to joining Ipsos in 1990, Dr. Bricker was Director of Research in the office of Canada's Prime Minister. He was also a research consultant with firms in Ottawa and Toronto.

Dr. Bricker holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Carleton University (where he was a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow), and a BA and MA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Wilfrid Laurier University, which named him one of their top 100 graduates in the last 100 years.

Darrell is a prolific author. He's written five national bestselling books, Searching for Certainty: Inside the New Canadian Mindset (with Ed Greenspon - Doubleday, 2002), What Canadians Think About Almost Everything (with John Wright – Doubleday, 2005), We Know What You’re Thinking (with John Wright - Harper Collins, 2009), Canuckology (with John Wright - Harper Collins, 2011), and The Big Shift (with John Ibbitson - Harper Collins, 2013).

Dr. Bricker is a popular public speaker who regularly engages with audiences around the world. He is interviewed frequently in the media, appearing on CNN, the BBC, Bloomberg, and Al Jazeera, as well as on all of Canada's major television and radio networks. He's written articles for publications as diverse as Canada's Globe and Mail and France's Le Monde.

Darrell is a passionate supporter of Canada's men and women in uniform. He serves by appointment of the Minister of National Defence as the Honorary Colonel of the Queen's York Rangers, Canada's oldest army reserve regiment. For his volunteer work with the military he has received a commendation from the Commander of the Army, a commendation from the Admiral of the Navy, and has been awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal by Canada’s Governor General.

Darrell lives in Toronto with his wife Nina and daughter Emily.

Jeff Gaulin

Vice President, Communications
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Jeff Gaulin

Jeff Gaulin is the Vice President, Communications at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He is responsible for enhancing public confidence in Canada’s oil and gas sector so industry can meet the growing demand for energy among Canadians and around the world.

In his 20 year career, Mr. Gaulin has worked across Canada in a variety of sectors – on environment, electricity, beer, health care, newspapers and television. This gives him a unique national perspective when it comes to public affairs.

He has worked in the media, in government and in the private sector.

Prior to CAPP, Mr. Gaulin was Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Government Relations at Tervita Corporation. Over his tenure he successfully led a cultural and brand transformation for Canada’s largest energy and environmental services company.

Mr. Gaulin has also worked at TransAlta, where he was the Vice President Communications, Government Relations and Aboriginal Affairs for Canada’s largest, independent power generator. With TransAlta, he secured $778 million in federal and provincial funding for the largest carbon capture and storage project in the electricity sector.

Mr. Gaulin has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Victoria, a Master of Arts (Journalism) from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

He is of Métis ancestry from Ontario.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 80 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues from crude oil and natural gas production of about $110 billion a year.

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