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As the election is quickly approaching, it offers us a perfect opportunity to start a discussion about how its outcome will shape our nation’s future.  What better way than to gain insight from our many talented and seasoned political speakers, each with their own unique and varied experience and perspectives on our diverse political landscape.

From Brian Tobin’s experienced career as a premier and federal minister, to Chantal Hebert’s provocative and refreshingly honest take on both the Anglo and Francophone political perspectives in our country, our speakers can offer a fresh perspective on many different aspects of Canadian politics. 

Are you a business that is looking for some guidance on how to handle the potential economic impact this election will have? Dr. Lloyd Atkinson offers his extensive knowledge of global economic trends and financial markets. Perhaps you’re interested in benefiting from the extensive experience and expertise of three-time literary prize winning national affairs columnist, Jeffrey Simpson.

Whatever your point of interest during this election season, we offer a wide range of speakers to cater to individual business needs as we head into what will undoubtedly be one of the more interesting and impactful elections in recent Canadian history.

 

 

Brian Tobin is a Canadian businessman and former politician. Tobin served as the sixth Premier of Newfoundland from 1996 to 2000. Tobin was also a prominent Member of Parliament and served as a Cabinet Minister in Jean Chrétien’s Liberal government. Tobin was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal in the1980 election. He was re-elected in the 1984 election even though Brian Mulroney’s, Progressive Conservative Party (PC) won the largest majority government in Canadian history. In the ministry, Tobin distinguished himself from his colleagues with speeches rife with rhetoric and his youthful exuberance.

 

Chantal Hebert is a political columnist for The Toronto Star and regular participant in television and radio current affairs shows.  She is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for La Presse and Le Devoir as well as a parliamentary radio correspondent for Radio-Canada. She started her career in 1975 in Toronto working for Radio-Canada television news. Hébert is the 2005 recipient of APEX’s Public Service Citation as well as the 2006 recipient of the Hyman Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy. No Canadian can be truly informed on the subject of Canadian politics without the benefit of her non-partisan commentary.

 

Dr. Lloyd Atkinson is an economic specialist who for nine years served as Vice Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, and Chief Strategist at Perigee Investment Counsel Inc. Dr. Atkinson was also the Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist at the Bank of Montreal. He spent time working for the United States government in Washington, D.C. and taught economics and finance at a number of American universities. Dr. Atkinson holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Windsor. He is a member of the Monetary Policy Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, and a member of the Investment Operations Committee, Alberta Revenue.

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail’s national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada’s leading literary prizes — the Governor-General’s award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing (twice). He has also won the Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism. In January, 2000, he became an Officer of the Order of Canada

Simpson has spoken at dozens of major conferences here and abroad on a variety of domestic and international issues. He has also been a regular contributor to television programs in both English and French and completed a two-hour documentary for CBC to accompany his book, Star-Spangled Canadians. He has been a guest lecturer at such universities as Oxford, Edinburgh, Harvard, Princeton, Brigham Young, Johns Hopkins, Maine, California plus more than a dozen universities in Canada.

 

Pat Quinn & Chantal Hébert, Officers of the Order of Canada. Christine Sinclair, Winner of the Lou Marsh Award

 

Pat Quinn, often referred to as “Canada’s Coach,” has been active in the world of hockey since the 1960’s. A renowned coach for the NHL and Canada’s Junior and Olympic teams, he is co-chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee.  He also holds a law degree and is a frequent speaker on leadership and team dynamics. As a newly appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, he is recognized for “a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.”

 

 

 

 

Chantal Hébert is a well-respected columnist and political commentator out of Montreal. Her regular column in the Toronto Star covers a variety of national issues, and she is also a frequent contributor to CBC’s The National and several other news outlets. Also a newly appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, her contribution to Canadian communication is seen as “a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree.”

 

 

 

Christine Sinclair may have been left of the FIFA Female Player of the Year Award Shortlist, but here in Canada she received the the Lou Marsh Award for Canadian Athlete of the Year, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the CBC’s Athlete of the Year. A leader in the world of women’s soccer, and a model for athletes of any background, Christine has had an incredible 2012 year!

As the only Canadian speakers’ agency representing Christine, we are keen to help your group hear her story and celebrate along with her. Give us a call at 416-420-4525 or send us a note today!

 

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Filed under: Current Events and Politics,French Speakers — Beth @ 12:50 pm