Current Events and Political Speakers

Pundits, policy-makers and former politicians offer keen insights into our current political climate. Coming from a wide array of perspectives, we have speakers who excel in educating, informing and sparking powerful conversations about national affairs.

Click any of the speakers below for a full biography and program overview.

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Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong has the gift of touching the emotions of her audience through her stories based on her travel to many remote parts of the...

Stephen Bauld, Business and Economy Speaker, Supply Chain Management, Profile Image

Stephen Bauld

Stephen Bauld is a public speaker on the international stage and co-author of The Municipal Procurement Handbook (two editions) and Leade...

Keith Boag, Current Events and Political Speaker, CBC Television, Profile Image

Keith Boag

Keith Boag is a Canadian senior journalist with CBC Television. He works with The National as the chief political correspondent, CBC News...

Patrick Brown, Business and Economy Speaker, Asia Correspondent, Profile Image

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown, a giant in Canadian journalism, was appointed as Global TV's Beijing-based Asia Correspondent in the fall of 2011. He poss...

Patricia Croft, Business and Economy Speaker, Trends Expert, Profile Image

Patricia Croft

In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management. Patti Cro...

David Dodge, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

David Dodge

David Dodge is currently the chancellor of Queen's University, and a former economics instructor at Queen's University, John Hopkins Univ...

Don Drummond, Business and Economy Speaker, Policy Issues Expert, Profile Image

Don Drummond

After a brilliant career as a senior federal finance official and bank chief economist, in which he has been a force in shaping and inter...

Carla Guerrera Professional speaker

Carla Guerrera

Carla Guerrera is a globally recognized real estate and urban development professional. Carla combines the fields of real estate develop...

Jim Harris, Disruptive Innovation Keynote Speaker, Profile Image

Jim Harris

Jim Harris is a one of North America's foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innova...

Chantal Hebert, French / Bilingual Speaker, Political Raconteur and Columnist, Profile Image

Chantal Hebert

Chantal Hébert is a regular participant in television and radio current affairs shows in French and in English. Prior to taking her pos...

Rick Hillier, Current Events and Political Speaker, Military, Canadian Forces, Profile Image

General Rick Hillier

Born in Newfoundland and Labrador, Rick Hillier joined the Canadian Forces as soon as he could, graduating from Memorial University of Ne...

Patrick Leroux

Successful entrepreneur and best selling author of nine books on sales and personal and professional development. Patrick Leroux helps hi...

Duncan McCue, Current Events and Political Speaker, CBC News, Profile Image

Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for 12 years. His award-winning news and current affairs pieces are featured o...

Julia Moulden, Change Speaker, New Radicals, Profile Image

Julia Moulden

A powerful new idea is sweeping North America: that "doing good" can mean more than volunteering and philanthropy. That how we earn our l...

Ben Mulroney

Ben has been working in television and radio for over 18 years: from the chatroom, to Canadian Idol and etalk, he has become a familiar f...

Richard Pound, Business and Economy Speaker, International Advocate for Change, Profile Image

Richard Pound

With tenacity and unwavering resolve, Richard Pound is revitalizing global ethical standards one iconic institution at a time. Richard...

Jeff Rubin, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist and Energy Expert, Profile Image

Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin is the former chief economist for CIBC World Markets and widely recognized for accurately predicted soaring oil prices back in...

Sima Samar, Current Events and Political Speaker, Afghanistan, Profile Image

Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima Samar is probably one of the most selfless leaders on the world stage today. Dr. Samar fled Afghanistan in 1984 after her husban...

Jeffrey Simpson, Current Events Speaker, Globe & Mail Columnist, Profile Image

Jeffrey Simpson

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the Governor-G...

Brian Tobin, Business and Economics Speaker, Former Politican, Profile Image

Brian Tobin

One of the best orators in the country, The Hon. Brian Tobin inspires audiences with a vision for Canada, while at the same time giving t...

Dr. Michael Walker, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist, Journalist, Profile Image

Dr. Michael Walker

Dr. Michael Walker is a Senior Fellow at The Fraser Institute and President of the Fraser Institute Foundation. From its inception in ...

Margaret Wente, Current Events and Political Speaker, Globe & Mail, Profile Image

Margaret Wente

Margaret Wente brings a candid and revealing perspective to some of the country's least-reported, but most important issues. Now, hear he...

Samra Zafar, Virtual Keynote Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, Mental Health Speaker

Samra Zafar

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