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We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.

Canada-U.S Climate Policy Outreach Session – Ottawa, Ontario – March 8, 2011

On March 8th, the National Round Table in collaboration with Sustainable Prosperity will host a half-day dialogue session in Ottawa that will bring together thought leaders to review the NRT’s recent report Parallel Paths: Canada-U.S. Climate Policy Choices and discuss its findings and their implications for Canadian climate policy. The insights generated in this session will be combined with advice generated through dialogues being led by NRT across the country and submitted to the Minister of the Environment.


12:30 Registration and networking

Official welcome, overview of the day, and introductions

Stewart Elgie, Sustainable Prosperity


NRT Parallel Paths report presentation and discussion

David McLaughlin, NRTDale Beugin, NRT

2:30 Presentation of CEC Council Strategic Priorities 2010-2015: Climate Change and the Low-Carbon Economy

Round table dialogue session

Moderator: Stewart Elgie, Sustainable Prosperity

Guiding Questions:

Part 1:

If the US does not move forward on comprehensive national climate legislation, does this mean Canada too should not move forward? What are the risks and opportunities to moving forward?

Part 2:

How should the federal government move forward?  What role can / should carbon pricing play?  What role can / should regulation play?


Summary review of key issues and next steps

David McLaughlin, NRT

4:00 Adjourn



Celine Bak
Analytica Advisors

Mary-Rose Brown
Public Policy Forum

Darren Brown
Cement Association of Canada

Bruce Dudley
Delphi Group

Dana Krechowicz
Sustainable Prosperity

Paul Ledwell
Public Policy Forum

Gordon Lloyd
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Elizabeth Majeau
Canadian Electricity Association

Alexandra Mallett
Carleton University

Velma McColl
Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Bruce Ringrose
Climate Check Corporation

Munaf von Rudloff
Canadian Hydropower Association

John David Runnalls
University of Ottawa

Toby Sanger

Andrew Van Iterson
EcoJustice Canada

Stefan Janhager
Interactive Standards (CCO)

Shannon Joseph
Federation of Canadian Municipalities

SP Staff

Alexander Wood
Stewart Elgie


David McLaughlin
Dale Beugin
Jimena Eyzaguirre
Joelle Boutin
Isabella Kavafian
Sandeep Pandher



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