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Hon. Jim Prentice, Vice-Chairman of CIBC and former federal Cabinet Minister Please join The School of Public Policy as they host Hon. Jim Prentice, Vice-Chairman of CIBC and former federal cabinet minister. Prentice will discuss what Canadians should be watching for in the U.S. presidential election and potential implications of the election for the Canadian energy […]

This event is now SOLD OUT – Thank you for your interest At 20 years old the GST is showing its age. A perennially difficult issue throughout its life has been the treatment of financial services. As Canada looks at potential reforms to the value-added tax, should the treatment of financial services under the GST […]

Bob Hamilton, Canadian Lead, Regulatory Cooperation Council In February 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and United States President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).  The RCC is an initiative that brings together senior representatives of the governments of Canada and the United States under a two-year mandate to […]

The New Reality: Implications for Government Affairs of a Majority Conservative Government The intensive two-day program will be led by Darrel Reid, former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister. This is a “must-attend” event for professionals in government, regulatory or stakeholder affairs, and those whose work involves interacting with governments. Confirmed Speakers: Ian […]

Dr. Uzi Arad, IDC Herzliya, former National Security Advisor to the PM and Head of the NSC  Preventing Iran from militarizing its nuclear technology is a significant priority for the Western world. Please join The School of Public Policy, the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute as […]

  Conference Topics: State of the Art – Attackers & Targets State of the Art – Defence Deterrence – Uniting the Defence Blue Sky Assessment Cyber Policy Recommendations   Featured Speakers: John Adams, John Aycock, Ron Deibert, John Sheldon, Harvey Rishikof Click here for the full event program

Protecting Canada’s Interests, Promoting Canadian Values: Positioning Our Country for Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity  Canada’s Conservative government has made the diversification of foreign trade a major priority. Nowhere is that more important than in western Canada where commodity exports are the lifeblood of its vibrant and growing economy. Please join The School of Public […]

  Global energy markets face growing danger from geopolitical threats. Mounting tensions between the West and Iran, and the uncertainties of U.S. politics are two situations the world must watch closely. Join The School of Public Policy in welcoming global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin for a talk as part […]

  Retired Navy Admiral Richard Truly is a rare breed.  Truly has been a test pilot, engineer, administrator and astronaut for NASA.  As one of the first Shuttle Commanders, he expanded the frontiers of space flight, then helped rebuild NASA after the Challenger disaster.  Please join Jack Mintz at a breakfast event featuring Admiral Truly […]

  The Honourable Ted Morton, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta No other industry is as important to Canada or under as much scrutiny as Alberta’s energy sector. Jack Mintz and The School of Public Policy are pleased to invite you to join Ted Morton, Alberta’s Minister of Energy, as he proposes a national strategy […]

  Jack Mintz and The School of Public Policy are pleased to invite you to the “must-attend” political event of the year as we welcome Lawrence (Larry) H. Summers, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Director of President Obama’s National Economic Council. Summers will provide an in-depth, timely and critical update on the fiscal future […]

  Dr. Larry Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot Professor of Harvard University, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and former Director of the National Economic Council for the Obama Administration Topic: Does Keynesian Stimulus Work During a Global Financial Crisis?   With several of the world’s largest economies fraught with debt or low growth, government action plans and rescue packages […]

  Dr. Chris Eagle, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services The School of Public  Policy and the Master of Public Policy Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Chris Eagle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services, the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more […]

  The School of Public Policy and The Van Horne Institute, in Partnership with Encana, present The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Surface, rail and air transport are the lifeblood of a modern economy – especially one that is based on the movement of goods and raw resources. Canada’s vast distances […]

  Michael Adams, Founding President of Environics Research Group The School of Public Policy and the Master of Public Policy Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Michael Adams, a noted commentator on social values and social change in North America, for a presentation entitled “The New Focus Canada”. Mr. Adams will discuss the 2010 Focus Canada […]

Chuck Strahl, former Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. Please join the highly respected Hon. Chuck Strahl as he raises the curtain on the politics that drives policy. In an address called Policy, Pragmatism and Politics, Strahl will discuss agriculture policy (including recent controversy surrounding the […]

2nd Symposium in Taxation and Economic Growth The School of Public Policy, in association with The Canadian Tax Foundation, is pleased to present a symposium titled The GST at 20: The Future of Consumption Taxes in Canada. The event will feature an opening dinner titled GST & HST: When Policy and Politics Collide, where a […]

Dr. Ken McKenzie & Dr. Jack Mintz Some politicians and commentators have made great hay vilifying “subsidies” to “big oil” and making the case that profitable companies should not receive public subsidies. This line of argument makes sense on its face – assuming oil and gas producers in Canada really get subsidies. In a groundbreaking […]