On May 6th, the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair (JLP) (held by Kevin Page) will be hosting events on the politics and economics of environmental sustainability at the University of Ottawa—one of which will be a keynote address by the Leader of the Official Opposition, the Hon. Tom Mulcair. Leveraging its partnerships with Maclean’s Magazine, the JLP invites students, academics, politicians, journalists and the public to join them for an afternoon of discussion, debate, innovation and inspiration on this crucial topic.

Nik Nanos, President and CEO of Nanos Research will kick-off the session with empirical analysis.

MC: Paul Wells, Maclean’s Magazine Politics Editor

Seats are limited, registration is required. Please register here.  

Part 1: Can environmental sustainability be reconciled with political interests and economic realities?
2:00 PM – 3:30PM

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party
Megan Leslie, NDP Environment Critic, Deputy Leader;
Hon. John Mckay, Liberal Environment Critic

Part 2: What is current research indicating about environmental policy and law?  Where are the future trends and how does it compare to public opinion?  How are/would the markets react to proposed changes?
3:30PM – 4:30 PM

This discussion of academics and researchers will include:

Nik Nanos, President and CEO of Nanos Research
Professor Stewart Elgie, University of Ottawa and Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission.
Gareth Jones, Director, Structured Commodity Transactions, Merrill Lynch Global Commodities
Mark Cameron, SVP, National Practice Leader, Energy and Natural Resources, Hill & Knowlton

Part 3: Keynote Address by the Honourable Thomas Mulcair, the Leader of the Official Opposition
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM