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. Rona Ambrose
Former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons
The Honourable Rona Ambrose is a dynamic national leader, a champion for the rights of women and girls, the former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons, and the former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Rona knows politics....
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. Baird ha...
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. Clark reaches across divides — from chairing the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers campaign against apartheid, to winning unanimous agre...
Ambassador Bruce Heyman
Former US Ambassador to Canada | Author, The Art of Diplomacy
Bruce Heyman served as the US Ambassador to Canada under President Barack Obama from 2014 until 2017. His leadership emphasized the importance of the Canada-US relationship and pushed for more collaboration and cross-border investments. Today, he continues to ...
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 more than...
Martin Luther King III
Global Human Rights Activist
As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III serves as an ambassador of his parent’s legacy of nonviolent social change. Motivating audiences with his message of hope and responsibility for ...
The Hon. Preston Manning
Political Activist and Commentator
Preston Manning tirelessly championed the cause of democratic and political reform throughout his impressive career as one of Canada’s great political visionaries. His presentations provide an inspirational and substantive discussion of both current issues a...
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 one of the m...