Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


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.

Meet our Members

The NRT built consensus, beginning with our Members. NRT Members were appointed by the Government of Canada for up to three years. Our Members were themselves a group of distinguished sustainability leaders active in businesses, universities, environmental groups, labour and public policy from across Canada. While they held different perspectives, they thought and worked through the same lens – bringing the environment and economy together.


NRTEE Chairs 1988-2013

David Johnston
George E. Connell
Stuart Smith
Harvey Mead
Glen Murray
Robert (Bob) Page
Robert Slater (Interim)

NRTEE Members 1988-2013

Harinder P.S. Ahluwalia
W.R.O. (Roy) Aitken
Elyse Allan
Allan F. Amey
Paul Antle
Edwin Aquilina
Louis Archambault
R.C. (Reg) Basken
Jean Bélanger
David V.J. Bell
Janet L.R. Benjamin
Guy Bertrand
The Honourable Lise Bacon
Katherine M. Bergman
Françoise Bertrand
William J. Borland
The Honourable Benoit Bouchard
David Bishop
Lise Brousseau
The Honourable Pauline Browes
Elizabeth Brubaker
Allan Bruce
Angus Bruneau
David T. Buzzelli
The Honourable Carol Carson
Patrick Carson
Wendy L. Carter
The Honourable Jean Charest
David Chernushenko
Linda Coady
George E. Connell
Elizabeth Jane Crocker
The Honourable J. Glen Cummings
Dianne Cunningham
Hélène Connor-Lajambe
The Honourable Robert René de Cotret
Anthony Dale
Douglas B. Deacon
Pat Delbridge
Francine Dorion
Robert A. Dubé
Terry Duguid
Richard Drouin
G. Martin Eakins
The Honourable Jake Epp
Janine Ferretti
Jean Gaulin
Johanne Gélinas
Josefina Gonzalez
Diane Griffin
John V. Hachey
Timothy Haig
Sam Hamad
Arthur Hanson
Michael Harcourt
Dr. Leslie Harris
Marie-Claire Hélie
Christopher Hilkene
Tony Hodge
Franklin Holtforster
Susan Holtz
John E. Houghton
Linda Louella Inkpen
Raymond E. Ivany
Mark Jaccard
Pierre-Marc Johnson
David L. Johnston
William H. Johnstone
Stephen Kakfwi
Geraldine A. Kenney-Wallace
Cindy Kenny-Gilday
David Kerr
Margaret G. Kerr
Dr. Douglas Knott
Robert Kulhawy
Lise Lachapelle
Lester Lafond
Manon Laporte
Leah C. Lawrence
Emery P. LeBlanc
The Honourable John Leefe
Anne Letellier de St-Just
Donald MacKinnon
Jack M. MacLeod
Jim MacNeill
Diane Frances Malley
Cristina Marques
Elizabeth May
The Honourable Donald Mazankowski
Patricia McCunn-Miller
Ken McKinnon
Audrey McLaughlin
The Honourable Bill McKnight
Harvey L. Mead
Patrice Merrin Best
Robert Mills
Kerry Morash
Karen A. Morgan
David Morton
Glen Murray
Kenneth B. Ogilvie
Lise Ouellette
H. Joseph O’Neill
Robert (Bob) Page
Mark Parent
Edythe A. (Dee) Parkinson-Marcoux
Carol Philips
Alfred Pilon
Leone Pippard
Richard W. Prokopanko
Darren Allan Riggs
Florence Robart
Wishart Robson
Angus Ross
Quassi Samak
Robert Slater
Irene So
Robert Sopuck
Stuart Smith
Keith Stoodley
The Honourable Maurice Strong
Barry D. Stuart
Sheila Watt-Cloutier
John Wiebe
The Honourable Bernhard Wiens
Judy G. Williams
Loreen Williams
Steve Williams
The Honourable Michael Wilson