Canada 2020 Craig Alexander, Senior VP & Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial GroupDerek Burney, OC, LLD, Senior Strategic Advisor, Norton Rose LLPHon. John Manley, PC, President & CEO, Canadian Council of Chief ExecutivesJayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

PowerTalk Symposium

June 22, 2011

This Canada 2020/CEA symposium focussed on the urgency of making multi-billion-dollar investments to upgrade, renew and expand Canada’s electricity infrastructure.

The symposium and the moderated discussion tackled such hard hitting questions as:

  • Who will pay for the $15 billion annual electricity infrastructure deficit and how will it be financed?
  • What are the economic implications of these kinds of investments?
  • How do we want to leverage these electricity infrastructure investments to support economic growth?
  • How will governments work together to make these investments a reality?
  • How do you square the major investments required with the need to keep electricity prices affordable?

Here are background reading documents you may wish to download:

Watch the event on CPAC’s Video on Demand.

Listen to the event here.

Read the report – Part 1 / Part 2.

View the presentation on the Price of Electricity in Canada versus other goods.

Featured Participants

Derek Burney

OC, LLD, Senior Strategic Advisor, Norton Rose LLP

Hon. John Manley, P.C.

President & CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives Bio

Jayson Myers

President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Pierre Guimond

President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association

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