Toward a Plan – Strengthening Canada’s Position in the Arctic

Date: Friday, Jul.26 2019 - Friday, Jul.26 2019
Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Faculty Club, University of Toronto (41 Willcocks St.)
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(A National Mini-Conference – The Government of the Northwest Territories, in partnership with the Institute for 21st Century Questions, marking the 10th anniversary of Global Brief Magazine)

Final Program

8:15 – 9:00am – Arrival and Breakfast

9:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks – Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions and Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine

9:05 – Opening Remarks and Context-Setting – Jean Charest, Official Moderator of the National Mini-Conference, Former Premier of Quebec and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

9:20 – Keynote Address – Premier Bob McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories

9:40 – 10:40 – Expert Panel (moderated by Jean Charest):

“What are the Major Policy Dimensions of a Canadian Plan for the Arctic?”

  • Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions and Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine
  • Fred Lazar, Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Jennifer Spence, Adjunct Research Professor of Northern Studies; Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
  • Wilfrid Greaves, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Victoria

10:40 – 11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 – Statespersons Panel (moderated by Jean Charest)

“How Do We Move the Country for Long-Term Success in the Arctic?”

  • Premier Bob McLeod (Northwest Territories)
  • Premier Joe Savikataaq (Nunavut)
  • Martha Hall Findlay – President and CEO, Canada West Foundation; Member of Parliament (2008-2011)
  • Peter MacKay – Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP; Former Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs

12:00 – Closing Reflections – Jean Charest

12:10 – Closing Remarks and Thank Yous – Irvin Studin

12:15 – Conference Participants Group Photos

12:30 – 1:30 – Networking Lunch

1:30 – Media Availability

  • Premier Bob McLeod (Northwest Territories)
  • Premier Joe Savikataaq (Nunavut)
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