Friday, March 15, 2013

Walter Gordon Symposium: Pipelines and Pipedreams: Exploring the future of Canada's energy economy - March 19, 2013

Invitation sent on behalf of the annual Walter Gordon Symposium:


The annual Walter Gordon Symposium:
Pipelines and Pipedreams: Exploring the future of Canada's energy economy

Massey College and the School of Public Policy and Governance bring you some of
Canada's outstanding energy experts and players to examine rising concerns over
Canada's energy security and the threatened “staples trap” of an economy seen to be
bouncing between Bitumen Bubble and Bitumen Cliff.

The Daytime Session
March 19: Upper Library, Massey College
4 Devonshire Place
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
(This event is not open to the public but you can attend by responding to

Opening keynote speaker: Prof. Jean-Thomas Bernard of l'Université Laval and
University of Ottawa, one of Canada's foremost energy economists

1. Barriers to a National Energy Strategy:
-- York political scientist Daniel Drache, expert on Harold Innisʼs staples theory
-- David McLaughlin, former chief of staff to Jim Flaherty and former chair of the
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

2. Visions of a National Energy Strategy:
-- Ellis Ross, chief councillor of B.C.ʼs Haisla First Nation
-- Madelaine Drohan, Canadian correspondent for the Economist and author of “The 9
Habits of Highly Successful Resource Economies: Lessons for Canada”
-- Mark Winfield, chair of the sustainable energy initiative at Yorkʼs Faculty of
Environmental Studies.

3. Influence of foreign investment in energy policy making
-- Jim Stanford, chief economist, CAW
-- Daniel Schwanen, economist and assistant vice-president research, C.D. Howe
-- Stephen Azzi, Carleton Faculty of Management, author of “Walter Gordon and the
Rise of Canadian Nationalism”

The Evening Session
March 19: Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles Street
8 p.m.
(This event is open to the public)

John Fraser, Master of Massey College

The keynote speakers:
Scott Vaughan, federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.
David Manning, recently appointed Alberta government envoy to Washington.

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