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Thursday, February 8, 2018with Keynote Address by Sean Speer
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
1080 Keewatin St
Keynote Address by Sean Speer: Rebuilding the Case for Enterprise
Sean is an instructor and fellow at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance, a research fellow at public policy think-tanks in Ottawa and Washington, and a Thunder Bay native who received his first BA from Lakehead University, lending him a unique blend of local Thunder Bay, national and global perspectives. In his keynote address he plans to explore themes ranging from government policy-making to the public perception of business that may be driving the changes we’re seeing today, and how the business community can adapt and thrive in today’s environment. Learn more.
5:00PM Annual General Meeting
5:30PM Networking Dinner Reception
6:30PM Welcome & Introductions
6:55PM Keynote Presentation
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor
About our AGM & Chair’s Reception
Our Annual General Meeting and Chair’s Reception provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with others who share an interest in the governance of the Chamber, the direction of our community and the Chamber’s role within it.
The event begins with a formal business meeting which typically runs about a half-hour and includes items like the approval of financial statements and the President’s report. From there, Members move into a symposium for casual conversation, appetizers and a cash bar followed by a seated agenda featuring the swearing-in of the new Chair of the Board and a keynote address from a speaker chosen for their ability to inform and inspire us as we continue into the New Year.
About our Keynote Speaker
Sean Speer is an instructor and fellow at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. He is also a research fellow at public policy think-tanks in Ottawa and Washington.
Sean is a former special adviser to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper with a particular focus on economic and fiscal policy. He has been cited by The Hill Times as one of the most influential people in politics and government in Canada and by Embassy Magazine as one of the top-80 people influencing Canadian foreign policy for his work.
Sean has written extensively about Canadian public policy issues, including income inequality, social mobility, and taxation and government spending. His articles have appeared in every major national and regional newspaper in Canada (including the Globe and Mail and National Post) as well as prominent US-based publications (including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and National Review Online). He is also a frequent guest on CBC’s On the Money.
Sean was born and raised in Thunder Bay. He graduated from Lakehead University in 2005 (HBA History). He also holds a MA (History) from Carleton University and has studied as a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University.
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