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The changing nature of Canada’s environment and economy Speaker series – Canada 150

Published on October 27, 2017

October 31 at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa

The guest speaker, Andrew J. Leach, Associate Professor from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, will discuss how Canada has addressed environmental sustainability and the evolution of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from various fields. At the end of the discussion, participants will be invited to ask questions. Joining Mr. Leach on the panel are: 
  • Monica Gattinger, Professor and Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa
  • John Moffet, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Greg Peterson, Director General, Agriculture, Energy, Environment and Transportation Statistics Branch, Statistics Canada (moderator) 
The presentation will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French. Participants will be invited to ask questions in the official language of their choice.
Please register no later than October 30, as space is limited.
Getting to the venue
Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Shaw Centre is next to the Rideau Centre and just a five-minute walk from Parliament Hill. There is on-site parking for $20 per day. The centre is just minutes away from the OC Transpo Transitway on the Mackenzie King Bridge.
This speaker series brings together academics, environmentalists, economists, students, policy makers and community organizations to discuss Canada’s story, as we tell it in numbers. To learn more about Statistics Canada’s program of activities, visit
Happy Canada 150! 
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