Priorities for the Next Government


October 24th, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:30pm PT | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is delighted to welcome John Manley, Kathleen Monk and Carole Taylor for a lunchtime panel presentation moderated by CGAI Vice-President Colin Robertson to discuss the most pressing challenges for the newly elected government as Canada enters the 2020s.

John_Manley.JPG Hon. John Manley is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. From 1993 to 2003 he was a Minister in the governments of Jean Chrétien, serving in the portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs and Finance, in addition to being Deputy Prime Minister. He recently retired from his position as President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada.
KathleenMonk.jpg Kathleen Monk is a Principal with Earnscliffe Strategy Group and is a communications and campaign strategist with over 20 years of experience in media, politics and the not-for-profit sector. After working in journalism in Toronto, Ottawa and Washington, Kathleen served as Director of Strategic Communications for former NDP leader Jack Layton. She’s a regular commentator on politics and public affairs appearing on CBC Power and Politics and sits on the Board of CIVIX, a non-partisan charity dedicated to building active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians.
CaroleTaylor.jpg Carole Taylor is the Chancellor of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Chancellor Emeritus of Simon Fraser University, a member of the Trilateral Commission and an Officer of the Order of Canada.  After working for two decades as an award-winning journalist she served as the Minister of Finance of British Columbia from 2005 to 2008. She has also held numerous directorships with various organizations including TD Bank, HSBC, B.C.'s Children's Hospital and CP Rail.
ColinRobertson.jpg Colin Robertson is Vice-President and Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Formerly, he served as a Canadian diplomat as Head of the Advocacy Secretariat and Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington and Consul General in Los Angeles, as Consul and Counsellor in Hong Kong and in New York at the UN and Consulate General. He also served as a member of the teams that negotiated the Canada-U.S. FTA and then the NAFTA.

Thursday October 24, 2019
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, BC

Registration & Reception: 11:30 am—12:00 pm
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 pm—1:30 pm

Please contact Adam Frost at 403-232-1387 or [email protected] for inquiries and/or sponsorship opportunities.

Reception Sponsor


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