People

2007 – 2011 Conferences

Toronto 2010/2011

Ed Greenspon
Vice-President, Business Affairs, Toronto Star Chair and Project Co-Director, GPS Project, Canadian International Council

Andrea Mandel-Campbell
Anchor, CTV’s Business News Network Author, Why Mexicans Don’t Drink Molson 

Carol Wilding
President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Board of Trade

John Ralston Saul, C.C.
Co-Chair, Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Tom Axworthy, O.C.
President and CEO, Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation

Colin Robertson
Vice President, Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute 

Serafina Maiorano
CEO, Advance Australia

Ion Valaskakis
Executive Director, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

Jorge Zavala
CEO, TECH BA (Mexicans Abroad Network)

Jacquie McNish
Senior Business Writer, The Globe and Mail

Dr. H. Douglas Barber, O.C.
Founder, Gennum Corporation

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C.
President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht
CEO, MaRS Discovery District

Michael Worry
CEO, Nuvation Engineering

Mike Volker
2009 Canadian Angel Investor of the Year

Mary Lou Finlay
Broadcaster

Jane Ambachtsheer
2006 Fellow, National Partner, Mercer Investment Consulting

Oliver Madison
2006 Fellow, Founder and CEO, Me to We Style Inc.

Tom Rand
2007 Fellow, Cleantech Lead Advisor, MaRS Discovery District Co-developer, Planet Traveler

Sonia Plaza
Senior Economist, World Bank

Vancouver 2010/2011

The Honourable Andrew Saxton
Member of Parliament, North Vancouver Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Western Economic Diversification

Alain Dubuc
Journalist, La Presse

Stephen Hume
Columnist and Senior Writer, The Vancouver Sun

Kenyon Wallace
Journalist and Web Editor, Toronto Star

Angele Beausoleil
Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Dare

Kathleen Bartels

Paul Larocque
Associate Director, Vancouver Art Gallery – tour leader

Jack Blaney, OBC
President Emeritus, Simon Fraser University Co-founder, Action Canada

The Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C.
Former President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Kelty Miyoshi McKinnon
Landscape Architect, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg

Guillaume Lavoie
2005 Fellow, Executive Director, Mission Leadership Quebec

Tiara Létourneau
2010 Fellow, Commercial Banker, Aboriginal Markets

Jake McEwan
2006 Fellow, Senior Development Manager, Intracorp

Gordon Price
Director, City Program, Simon Fraser University

Joanna Ashworth
Associate Director, Special Projects, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Simon Fraser University

Kananaskis 2010/2011

Mary Lou Finlay
Writer and Broadcaster

Yan Cimon
2005 Fellow, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Laval University; Deputy Director, CIRRELT (Quebec)

Kyle Hill
2010 Fellow, Sauvé Scholar, McGill University

Tiara Létourneau
2010 Fellow, Commercial Account Manager for Aboriginal Markets, Royal Bank of Canada; Director and Chair, Sustainable Development, Compassionate Eye Foundation

Mel Cappe
Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto; Former President, Institute for Research on Public Policy; Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Government of Canada

Richard Van Loon
Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; Former President, Carleton University

Ottawa 2010/2011

His Excellency Georges de La Roche
Ambassador, Embassy of Guatemala

Her Excellency Miriam Ziv
Ambassador, Embassy of Israel

His Excellency Dr. Nevers S. Mumba
High Commissioner, High Commission of the Republic of Zambia

His Excellency Dr. Georg Witschel
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada

His Excellency David Jacobson
Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

Nik Nanos
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nanos Research, Research Associate Professor, UB-The State University of New York

Kevin Chan
2004 Fellow, Senior Policy Advisor, House of Commons Office of the Leader of the Opposition

Marc-Yves Bertin
Director of Policy, Canadian International Development Agency

Kaili Lévesque
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Economic Sector Treasury Board of Canada

Denis Martel
Director, Research and Analysis, Industry Canada

Neil Bouwer
2003 Fellow, Vice President, Policy and Programs, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Graham Flack
Associate Deputy Minister, Public Safety Canada Deputy Minister’s Office

Liseanne Forand
Senior Associate Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Chief Operating Officer, Service Canada

 

Richard Van Loon
Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Former President, Carleton University

Yellowknife 2010/2011

David Brock
2005 Fellow, Chief Electoral Officer, Elections NWT

Tony Penikett
Former Premier, Yukon; Mediator and Negotiator, Tony Penikett Negotiations Inc.

George Tuccaro
NWT Commissioner

The Honourable Floyd Roland
Premier, NWT

Tim Mercer
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

Muriel Betsina

Martin Gavin
Manager, Giant Mine Remediation Project

Trish Merrithew-Mercredi
Regional Director General, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Northwest Territories

Adrian Paradis
Head, Technical and Environmental Service, Giant Mine Remediation Project

St John's 2010/2011

The Honourable Edward Roberts
Counsel, Cox & Palmer; former Lieutenant Governor of NL

Mary Lou Finlay
Broadcaster

The Honourable John C. Crosbie
Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Wade Locke
Professor of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Alton Hollett
Assistant Deputy Minister, Economics and Statistics, Department of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Roy MacGregor
Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Manon Cornellier
Political Columnist, Le Devoir

Russel Wangersky
Editorial Page Editor, The Telegram

Captain Christopher Hearn
Director, Centre for Marine Simulation

Dean Brinton
Chief Executive Officer, The Rooms

Jim Price

Tom Clark
former CTV Washington bureau chief and host of the political show Power Play with Tom Clark

Montreal 2009/2010

Guillaume Lavoie
2005 Fellow, Executive Director, Mission Leadership

Daniel Turp
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal; former MNA (Parti Québécois) 2003-2008; former member of Parliament (Bloc Québécois) 1997-2000

Mary Lou Finlay
Canadian Journalist 

Richard Pound
Partner, Stikeman Elliott,  Member, International Olympic Committee

Simon Brault
Director General, National Theatre School of Canada; Vice-Chair, Canada Council for the Arts

Bill Fox
Senior Counsel, Gandalf Group; former Executive Vice President, Communications and Corporate Development, Bell Canada Enterprises

Dinu Bumbaru, C.M.
Policy Director, Héritage Montréal

Vancouver 2009/2010

John Furlong
Chief Executive Officer, VANOC and Chair of the Board of Own the Podium

Tewanee Joseph
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Four Host First Nations Society

Cathy Priestner Allinger
former Executive Vice President, Sport and Games Operations

Andrew Saxton
Member of Parliament, North Vancouver, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board

Jack Blaney
Co-founder and Secretary Treasurer, Action Canada President Emeritus, Simon Fraser University

Jeffrey Simpson
National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail

David Helliwell
2003 Fellow, Co-founder and CEO, Pulse Energy

Lyndsay Poaps
2004 Fellow, Communications Specialist, Metro Vancouver

Tom Rand
2007 Fellow, Cleantech Lead Advisor, MaRS Discovery District

Stephen Hume
Columnist and Senior Writer, The Vancouver Sun

Jacquie McNish
Senior Business Writer, The Globe and Mail

Jeffrey Simpson
National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Toronto 2008/2009

Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon
Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Yan Cimon
2005 Fellow, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Laval University

Sara Ehrhardt
2004 Fellow, Economist, International Finance and Development Division International Trade and Finance, Finance Canada

Peter MacLeod
2003 Fellow, Principal and Co-founder, Mass LBP

Stéphanie Yates
2006 Fellow, PhD Candidate, Laval University

Andrew Coyne
National Editor, Maclean’s magazine

Rebekah Young
2006 Fellow, Senior Economist, Finance Canada

Rana Sarkar
President and Executive Director, Canada-India Business Council

Anil Patel
2004 Fellow, Executive Director, Framework Foundation

Ian Brodie
Visiting Scholar, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Former Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Office

Quebec 2007/2008

Mark Winston

Roxanne Joyal
2004 Fellow

Ben Peterson
2004 Fellow

George Roter
2004 Fellow

Molly Baldwin
Executive Director, Roca

Carlo Dade
Executive Director, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)

Bob Lawson
Senior Policy Advisor, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

The Honourable David Collenette
Senior Consultant, Hill & Knowlton Canada (public affairs firm in Ottawa)

Ben Peterson
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Journalists for Human Rights

Saeed Rahnema
Professor of Political Science, York University

Shauna Sylvester
Fellow, SFU Centre for Dialogue, Director, Canada’s World

Robert Bertram
Executive Vice-President, Investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Jane Kearns
Vice President, Clean Energy Developments

Andrew Heintzman
President and Co-Founder of Investeco Capital

Ian Tharp
Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech and Renewable Energy, Dundee Securities Corporation

Chief Ghislain Picard
Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Québec and Labrador

Mary Simon
President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Yan Cimon
2005 Fellow

Guillaume Lavoie
2005 Fellow

Karel Mayrand
2005 Fellow

Jean-Frédéric Morin
2005 Fellow

Stéphanie Yates
2005 Fellow

Minister Raymond Bachand
Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Minister of Tourism, Québec Liberal Party

Mario Dumont
Member of the National Assembly, Official Opposition Leader, Member for Rivière-du-Loup, Action démocratique du Québec

Bernard Drainville
Member of the National Assembly, Member for Marie-Victorin, Parti Québécois

Mr. Régis Labeaume
Mayor of Québec City

Mr. Jean Tremblay
Mayor of Saguenay

Capital Conference 2007/2008

Neil Bouwer
2004 Fellow, Deputy Director, New Initiatives Coordination, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

Eric Milligan
President, Delsys Research Group

Jennifer Welsh
Professor in International Relations, University of Oxford, Somerville College

Kevin Chan
2004 Fellow, Executive Assistant, Privy Council Office, Office of the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations)

Heather Anderson
Analyst, Economic and Regional 
Development Policy, Privy Council Office

Denis Martel
Director, Research and Analysis, Industry Canada

Benjamin Shinewald 
2006 Fellow, Senior Analyst, Economic and Regional Development Secretariat, Privy Council Office

Simon Kennedy
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office

Michael Wernick
Deputy Minister, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Mark Winston

Janice Charette
Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)

Kevin Lynch
Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet Privy Council Office

His Excellency Omar Samad
Ambassador, Embassy of Afghanistan

Her Excellency Romy Vasquez de Gonzalez
Ambassador, Embassy of Panama

His Excellency David Wilkins
Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

His Excellency Matthias Höpfner
Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

His Excellency Anthony Cary
British High Commissioner to Canada

Marcus Appelbaum
Program Coordinator for Community and Leadership Initiatives, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Evan Knisely
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

Alain Dubuc
Chief Editorial Writer, La Presse

Pat Souders
Chief of Staff, Senator Richard Durbin (Assistant Majority Leader, D-IL), United States Senate

Jeff Strunk
Floor Assistant to Congressman John Boehner (House Minority Leader, R-OH, 8th District), United States House of Representatives

His Excellency Michael Wilson
Ambassador to the United States of America, Canadian Embassy

Roy Norton
Minister, Congressional, Public and Intergovernmental Relations, Embassy of Canada

Bruce Levy
Minster-Counsellor (Political)

Andrew Shisko
Minister-Counsellor (Commercial)

David N. Biette
Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Maryscott Greenwood
Executive Director, Canadian American Business Council

Dwight Mason
Senior Associate (non-resident), Canada Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Tom Clark
Washington Bureau Chief, CTV

John Fraser
Master, Massey Colleg