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Energy Policy Council

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The C.D. Howe Institute’s Energy Policy Program looks at the economics of energy use and development in Canada: its contribution to national prosperity and the regulatory and fiscal changes that could enhance that contribution. The Program applies the latest thinking in public finance and resource policy to assess how governments can improve the global competitiveness of the energy sector, improve the understanding of the need for energy market access, foster the innovation that will create the energy sector of the future, and help policymakers collaborate locally, nationally and globally.

The Institute has created the Energy Policy Council to advise the program. The Council convenes industry leaders, policymakers, subject-matter experts and leading academics, for bi-annual meetings – once in Calgary, once in Toronto – to review the work program and draft papers. The role of the Council is to support and advise the Institute’s research and events program pertaining to Canada’s energy sector.

Chair

Elyse Allan, O.C.
Elyse Allan, O.C.
President and CEO, GE Canada

Members

Timothy M. Egan
Timothy M. Egan
President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Jim Ellis
Jim Ellis
President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Energy Regulator
Bob Espey
Bob Espey
President and CEO, Parkland Fuel Corporation
Alexander Fritsche
Alexander Fritsche
Senior Representative, Economics, Bank of Canada
Paul Fulton
Paul Fulton
President, Statoil Canada
Jeff Gaulin
Jeff Gaulin
VP, Communications, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Peter Gregg
President and CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Goldy Hyder
Goldy Hyder
President, Hill & Knowlton
Rich Kruger
Rich Kruger
President and CEO, Imperial Oil
Stuart Lee
Stuart Lee
President & CEO, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Ron Loborec
Ron Loborec
Executive Vice President, Global Markets, RLG International
Hugh L. MacKinnon
Hugh L. MacKinnon
Chairman, Bennett Jones LLP
Louise Métivier
Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada (Observer Status)
The Hon. Sergio Marchi
The Hon. Sergio Marchi
President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association
Dave Nikolejsin
Dave Nikolejsin
Deputy Minister, B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources
Mayo Schmidt
Mayo Schmidt
President and CEO, Hydro One Inc.
Blake Shaffer
PhD candidate at the University of Calgary and former Director of Energy Trading for Transalta Corporation
Grant Sprague
Former Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy
David Taylor
Head of Canada Strategy Practice, Accenture
Brian Vaasjo
Brian Vaasjo
President and CEO, Capital Power
Coleen Volk
Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy
Hydro Quebec
Shell Canada
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