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Business leaders discuss Canada’s clean growth challenges and opportunities

Toronto, January 13, 2022 – Canada has committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Getting there will require trillions of dollars of investment, significant changes in consumer behaviour and a national strategy to guide the transition toward a cleaner economy. It will also require close collaboration between industry and government to enable radical innovation and develop breakthrough solutions to our climate challenges.

In his final address as chair of the Business Council of Canada, Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Resources, will outline how the public and private sectors can work together to ensure Canada succeeds and thrives as it transitions to a low-emissions future.

The Canadian Club Toronto event will also include a discussion involving Don and three executives representing sectors that each play a key role in Canada’s transition:

  • Karn Manhas – Founder and CEO, Terramera
  • Dave McKay – President and CEO, RBC
  • Susannah Pierce – President and Country Chair, Shell Canada

To register to attend this virtual event on January 17th at 12 PM ET, please visit the Canadian Club Toronto website here.

Media contacts:
Howard Fremeth
Director of Communications
Business Council of Canada
howard.fremeth@thebusinesscouncil.ca
613-854-5336

Kathleen Bishop
Events Manager
Canadian Club Toronto
kbishop@canadianclub.org
www.canadianclub.org

About the Business Council of Canada:

Founded in 1976, the Business Council of Canada is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization representing business leaders in every region and sector of the country. The Council’s member companies employ 1.7 million Canadians, contribute the largest share of federal corporate taxes, and are responsible for most of Canada’s exports, corporate philanthropy, and private-sector investments in research and development. Through supply chain partnerships, service contracts and mentoring programs, Business Council members support many hundreds of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs in communities of all sizes, in every part of Canada.

About Canadian Club Toronto:

As Canada’s preeminent public affairs destination since 1897, Canadian Club Toronto is
proud to leverage its bold legacy of connecting Canadians with world-class leaders and
news makers. Our podium is a respected and sought-after vehicle to share ideas,
insights, strategies and news with discerning audiences.

For almost 125 years, we have delivered on an ambitious and timely mission: to connect
Canadians with world-class leaders, decision-makers and thought leaders on issues that
matter most. Whether it’s hosting heads of state, C-suite executives, Nobel laureates,
leading scientists, creative innovators or popular artists, our well-recognized not-for-profit
organization continues to adapt and change to meet the needs of today’s astute
consumers of information.

Events run between September and June. Canadian Club Toronto holds no political or religious affiliations and all events are open to the public.