We congratulate the Prime Minister and Premiers on achieving a national plan to drive clean growth and make real progress on climate change. This plan includes the key elements needed to do so, including a rising price on carbon, world class standards for clean power and energy efficiency, major investments in clean infrastructure like buildings, transportation and energy systems, and strong support for clean innovation and technology.
The shift to a high performance, low carbon economy is underway across Canada and around the world, and it offers tremendous opportunity for all parts of the economy. This kind of coordinated government leadership is critical to accelerate our progress and help us keep pace with global leaders, by catalyzing private initiative and innovation across the country.
This plan sets the right direction. The next challenge is to turn these commitments into action. This will require smart policy design and effective implementation – to enable Canada to meet its global climate commitments and boost clean growth across the economy, while helping vulnerable populations to adjust and businesses to be globally competitive.
We offer our full support in helping Canada to seize this critical economic and environmental opportunity, and we commit to lead by example in our own organizations and networks.
Keith Ambachtsheer, President, KPA Advisory Services Ltd.
Colin Andersen, Chair, Energy Council of Canada
Charlie Atkinson, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Canada
Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey and Company
Chris Buckley, President, Ontario Federation of Labour
Ross Beaty, Chairman, Pan American Silver Corp; Executive Chairman, Alterra Power Corp
Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada
Andrew Cardozo, President, Pearson Centre
Guy Cormier, President and CEO, Desjardins Group
John Coyne, Vice-President, Legal and External Affairs, Unilever Canada Inc.
Michael Crothers, President and Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada
Arlene Dickinson, CEO, Venture Communications
Stewart Elgie, Professor, University of Ottawa; co-Chair, Smart Prosperity
Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
Pierre Gaudet, President and CEO, Smart EV Mobility Inc.
Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada
Jean-Francois Huc, President and CEO, BioAmber
Greg Kiessling, President, UpCapital Ltd.
Deirdre Laframboise, Executive Director, Canadian Climate Forum
Monique F. Leroux, President of the international Co-operative Alliance and chair of the board of Investissement Québec
Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association
Jim Lopez, President and CEO, Tembec
John Lounds, President and CEO, Nature Conservancy of Canada
A.J. (Sandy) Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Sean McKay, President and CEO, Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc.
David Miller, President and CEO, WWF – Canada; Former Mayor, City of Toronto
Grant Mitchell, President and CEO, Westcanbulk Transport Ltd.
Lorraine Mitchelmore, co-Chair, Smart Prosperity; former President, Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada
Joe Nemeth, President and CEO, Catalyst Paper Corporation
Ken Neumann, Canadian National Director, United Steelworkers
Derek Nighbor, CEO, Forests Products Association of Canada
Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada
Merrell-Ann Phare, Founding Executive Director, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
Vicky Sharpe, Founding President and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Scott Skinner, Executive Director, Clean Foundation
Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power
Jean Simard, President, Aluminum Association of Canada; co-Founder and Director, SWITCH
Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada
Rick Smith, Executive Director, Broadbent Institute
Albi Sole, Executive Director, Outdoor Council of Canada/Conseil canadien de plein air
John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
John Stonier, CEO, VeloMetro Mobility Inc.
Kali Taylor, Founding Executive Director, Student Energy
Steve Valdes, CMO - Chief Mowing Operator, Little Green Mowing Company
Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor; co-Chair, Smart Prosperity
Robert Wesseling, President and CEO, The Co-operators
Galen Weston, President and Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Ed Whittingham, Executive Director, Pembina Institute
Laura Zizzo, Founder and CEO, Zizzo Strategy Inc.
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