Governing Canada Series: BC and the Federal Agenda

When: Monday, October 1, 2007 - Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Where: Vancouver

While BC continues to deepen its ties to the Asia Pacific, much of the Canadian psyche remains anchored in its traditional Central-Canadian outlook.  How can Canada as a whole be strengthened by looking West?  And how can BC’s voice be heard more loudly in the cacophony of divergent regional interests and priorities? This symposium addressed these questions while exploring where BC’s future lies and how the federal government can constructively contribute to that future.

Presentations

BC Economy and Prosperity: Some Comments
Daniel F. Muzyka, Dean, University of British Columbia
RBC Financial Group Professional Entrepreneurship

British Columbia's Economy: Prosperity Now and in the Future
Don Fast, Deputy Minister
Ministry of Economic Development, Government of BC

Climate Action in British Columbia
Graham Whitmarsch, Climate Action Secretariat, Government of BC

BC Economy: Outlook and Some Key Challenges
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President, Policy, Business Council of British Columbia

Federal Perspective on Climate Change: Natural Resources Canada and Environment Canada
Susan Farlinger, Director General, Pacific Forestry, Natural Resources Canada

Is BC Different
Tung Chan, Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.