Speakers / Types: Political Figures
Whether a former politician, a pundit, or an expert on policy, our speakers deliver informed, educated analysis on the political climate of the day, and forecast how what’s next will affect your business.
The Hon. John Baird
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
As Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird demonstrated his leadership on the world stage by championing freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Holding the position in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 2011 to 2015, Mr...
The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark
Former Canadian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
Canada’s 16th Prime Minister―The Right Honourable Joe Clark―is one of the most widely respected Canadians in history. A leader in fighting apartheid and promoting human rights, and the architect of significant Canadian initiatives in the Mi...
The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson
Former Governor General of Canada
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson stands alone when it comes to providing compelling insights into Canadian culture. The 26th Governor General of Canada (1999-2005), Madame Clarkson has travelled the breadth and depth of the country, articulat...
Former Premier of PEI
As the former Premier of Prince Edward Island, from 2007 to 2015, Robert Ghiz was known for his achievements when it came to education, health care, and growing the economy. In addition to his role as Premier, he served as Minister for Intergovernmen...
Former Premier of British Columbia | Sustainable Cities and Communities
As a former Premier of British Columbia, Mike Harcourt helped the province earn its reputation as one of the most liveable places in the world. Harcourt brings his experience and enthusiasm to the stage when speaking on the importance of creating vib...
General Rick Hillier
Former Chief of the Defence Staff for Canadian Forces
Leadership requirements on the front lines of business are not so different than those on the front lines of combat, says General (Retired) Rick Hillier. Each position requires a strong and sound vision to lead a united and skilled team. Drawing from...
The Hon. Preston Manning
Founder of the Reform Party of Canada
Preston Manning tirelessly championed the cause of democratic and political reform throughout his impressive career as one of Canada’s great visionaries. His presentations provide a dynamic and substantive discussion of both current issues and an o...
Former Canadian Ambassador to the US | Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group
Frank McKenna brings a unique insider’s perspective to the world of business and politics. An expert on American-Canadian relations, his forceful yet charismatic personality—combined with his unparalleled experience and insight—makes him on...
Former Policy Director to First Lady Michelle Obama
Krishanti Vignarajah is a leading authority on public policy, philanthropy, and engaging millennials. The former policy director at the White House to First Lady Michelle Obama, Vignarajah provides unique insight on what it takes to drive innovation,...