The Council for Clean and Reliable Energy and its partners, welcomed leaders in the energy sector to the 2019 CCRE Energy Leaders Roundtable in Penticton, British Columbia. The event brought together leaders for an open dialogue, a candid exchange of views, and networking.
There were several keynote addresses as well as panels introduced by brief presentations at the beginning of each session that were organized around a variety of timely and important topics.
The keynote addresses and panel presentations included sessions on the following:
We would like to thank our event partners:
As well, we would like to thank our sponsors for their support:
We would also like to recognize Martha Hall Findlay, Scott Smith, Karen Taylor, Aaron Engen, Paul Newall, Jennifer Winter and Guy Holburn for their leadership in making the roundtable possible.
The Council is a group of volunteers who have an interest in promoting open debate about energy issues. We do not represent a particular interest group and attempt to bring together a broad range of stakeholders who share an interest in promoting good governance and public policy for Canada's energy sector.
|Glen Wright, Chairman, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy||Jan Carr, Co-Chair, Energy Leaders Roundtable||Gerry Protti, Co-Chair, Energy Leaders Roundtable|
As an expression of appreciation to the Roundtable speakers and presenters, the CCRE has donated to the Trails Society of British Columbia (Trails BC). This organization is a registered non-profit and charity with a mandate to assemble the British Columbian section of the Trans Canada Trail, as well as advocate for the expansion, sustainability and preservation of greenway trails across the province. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail and the Columbia and Western Rail Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail, is the longest trail network in British Columbia extending from Hope to Castlegar. The donated funds will be used to support the development of the Okanagan Valley portion of the Trans Canada Trail.
Opening keynote speaker Hon. Brian Tobin, Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group, and former Premier, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and federal Minister opened the Roundtable with a keynote on the East to West Perspective on Energy.
Guy Holburn, Professor, Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, University of Western Ontari is seen posing a question to keynote speaker Hon. Brian Tobin.
Speaker Vivian Krause, Researcher and Writer, presented a Keynote Address on the exploration of the network of charitable foundations that brings funding to environmental and political activism in Canada's Energy Sector.
A review of the current public mood and political implications based on national and regional polling results.
James Scongack, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Operational Services presented the Keynote Address on Canada's Nuclear Advantage and then networked with Roundtable participants including Brian Rivard, Research Director and Adjunct Professor, Ivey Business School.
Professor Guy Holburn, Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, University of Western Ontario and Assistant Professor Jennifer Winter, Economics, Scientific Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Calgary, open the sessions with remarks on Energy and public policy
Whether by taxation or market mechanisms, when carbon is priced how are emissions to be measured and certified and where best in the supply chain to recover costs?
Martha Hall Findlay - President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
Panelists (L to R)
Kevin Birn - VP, North American Crude Oil Markets, IHS Markit
Jon Mitchell - General Manager Sustainability, Suncor Energy
David Heurtel - Counsel, Environment, Energy and Climate Change Group, Fasken
First Nations and Infrastructure Development Analyzing recent experience with engagement and accommodation of First Nations interests in successful energy infrastructure projects. The panel will explore the intersection of LNG, electricity and carbon emissions.
Scott Smith - Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Panelists (L to R)
Simon Coley - Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Indigenous Affairs Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Government of British Columbia
Sharleen Gale - Chief of the Fort Nelson First Nations, Chair, First Nations Major Project Coalition
Keith Martell - President and CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada
Review of recent changes to the regulatory environment and their impacts on Canadian competitiveness for new investment in energy infrastructure.
Gerry Protti - Chairman, Blacksquare Inc., CCRE Member
Panelists (L to R)
Aaron Engen - Vice Chair, Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets
James Smellie - Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Karen Taylor - Vice Chair, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy
Viewpoints from across the political, generational and regional spectrum on the outlook for public policies that affect the energy sector.
Hon. Mike Harcourt - former Premier, British Columbia and Mayor of Vancouver
Panelists (L to R)
Marcia Nelson - Executive Fellow, Canadian Centre for Advanced Learning in Business, and The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, former Deputy Minister of Executive Council, and Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of Alberta
(Podium) Bill Harris - Managing Partner, The Mita Group; CEO, Republican National Convention, 1994, 2004, 2012, Senior Advisor 2016
Michael Coates - Executive Chairman, Rubicon Strategies, former Global Vice Chairman, H+K Strategies
The Council for Clean & Reliable Energy appreciates the financial contribution from its supporters who play a key role in helping the CCRE to achieve its goals of promoting good governance and a better-informed public policy environment for Canada's energy sector.