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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Minister McKenna’s Reflections On Our Shared Responsibility to Our Planet

June 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Join us on World Environment Day for an evening with the Honourable Catherine McKenna. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change will give a keynote address on environmental protection, Canada’s wild places, and the challenges and opportunities of tackling climate change in the 21st century. The Minister will discuss action being taken by the current government to protect the environment and strengthen the economy, drawing on past experiences and looking forward to the future. Following her remarks, there will be a moderated discussion, and an opportunity for questions.

Speaker’s Biography

Catherine McKenna was elected the first female Member of Parliament (MP) in Ottawa Centre on October 19, 2015. On November 4, 2015 she was appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Before a career in politics, Catherine co-founded and was the executive director of Canadian Lawyers Abroad, a charitable organization based at the University of Ottawa. She was the executive director of the Banff Forum, a leading Canadian organization that brings together young leaders to discuss how to tackle key public policy challenges facing Canada. Catherine taught at the Munk School of Global Affairs and was a board member of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. She has worked internationally as a legal adviser for the UN in East Timor and on trade issues in Indonesia. Catherine is an active member of the Ottawa Centre community.

Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada, will moderate the event. Previously she was general director at Finance Canada and vice president, policy – international and fiscal issues, at the Business Council of Canada. She serves on the board of the Banff Forum, a national non-partisan not-for-profit organization promoting leadership and public policy engagement, and the International Advisory Council of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. She holds a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University, a Master of Science, Economics (International Relations and International Political Economy) from the London School of Economics and a D. Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford.


For a list of ticket prices and to register: https://cicncbjun052018.eventbrite.ca/  or contact the event administrator by e-mail at ottawa@thecic.org or telephone 613-903-4011.

5:00 pm: Registration, reception and cash bar
6:00 pm: Presentation, discussion
7:30 pm: Dinner (optional)

Please notify us in advance of any special dietary requirements.

The deadline for registration and cancellation is 10 pm on Saturday, June 2.



Joignez-vous à nous lors de la Journée mondiale de l’environnement pour une soirée avec l’honorable Catherine McKenna. La ministre de l’Environnement et du Changement climatique prononcera une allocution sur la protection de l’environnement, les espaces sauvages du Canada et les défis et les possibilités de s’attaquer au changement climatique au XXIe siècle. La ministre discutera des mesures prises par le gouvernement actuel pour protéger l’environnement et renforcer l’économie, en tirant parti des expériences passées et en regardant vers l’avenir. À la suite de ses remarques, il y aura une discussion modérée et une occasion de poser des questions.

17 h 00: Inscription, réception et bar payant
18 h 00: Présentation et discussion
19 h 30: Repas (facultatif)

Veuillez nous avertir à l’avance de tout régime alimentaire particulier.

La date limite d’inscription est le samedi 2 juin à 22 h 00.


June 5, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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