Atlantic Dinner and Frank McKenna Awards

Date & Time

Wednesday March 21, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Fredericton Convention Centre
670 Queen Street Fredericton NB E3B 1C2

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Watch live at 6 p.m. Atlantic, 5 p.m. Eastern

The awards, which have been presented since 2013, were recently named in honour of Mr. McKenna, a three-term Premier of New Brunswick, former ambassador to the United States and current Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group.

In conjunction with the award ceremony, PPF is hosting an Atlantic Summit focused on immigration and retention.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration & Reception

6:00 p.m.

Guests are asked to take their seats at their respective tables

6:10 p.m.

Words of Welcome
Edward Greenspon, President & CEO, Public Policy Forum

6:20 p.m.

Opening Remarks

6:30 p.m.
Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group
Introduced by Edward Greenspon, President & CEO, Public Policy Forum

6:50 p.m.

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, Government of Canada
Introduced by Edward Greenspon, President & CEO, Public Policy Forum
 7:00-7:50 p.m.  DINNER

8:00 p.m.

Chief Terrance Paul, Community of Membertou
Introduced by Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister, Government of Nova Scotia


Adrienne O’Pray, President & CEO, New Brunswick Business Council
Introduced by Gerry Pond, Chairman & Co-Founder, Mariner Partners

8:30 p.m.

Doug House, Honorary Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Introduced by Nora Duke, Executive Vice-President, Sustainability & Chief Human Resources Officer, Fortis Inc. 

8:45 p.m.

George Cooper, past Chair, McInnes Cooper & past President and Vice Chancellor, University of King’s College

9:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Julie Cafley, Senior Vice-President, Policy & Partnerships, Public Policy Forum

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