Ontario Energy Association

Ontario Energy Association

April 16, 2007 12:37 ET

Energy, the Environment and the Economy

2007 Energy Leaders’ Roundtable to Focus on Critical Public Policy Inter-Relationships and the Need for Integrated Policy Responses

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - The 2007 Ontario Energy Association's (OEA) Energy Leaders' Roundtable is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. "This year's theme - Energy, the Environment and the Economy - is certainly topical in light of recent public opinion polls which demonstrate the growing importance of environmental issues to all Canadians," said OEA President and CEO Shane Pospisil. "This annual gathering of energy leaders and other key stakeholders continues to provide a timely forum for dialogue and exchanging views on fundamental issues concerning public policy - that's what these Roundtables are all about."

As with last year's State of the Industry event (which drew over 400 participants), the OEA has again assembled an interesting, diverse mix of speakers, including the Hon. Dwight Duncan, Ontario Minister of Energy; Alex Pourbaix, President, Energy, TransCanada Corporation; the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Glen Murray, Chair, National Roundtable on Environment and the Economy; Don Drummond, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group; the Hon. Brian Tobin, Senior Business Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP; and Dr. Stuart Smith, former Chair, National Roundtable on Environment and the Economy and also former Chair, Science Council of Canada.

In addition, three Industry Leader Panels will be taking a closer look and discussing The New Environmentalism, The Policy Response and Conservation and Clean Energy Supply: Challenges and Opportunities - all intended to provide a strategic, interactive forum for discussing the key issues, challenges and opportunities ahead. The panels will include senior-level executives with broad experience and expertise in each of these areas.

For more information on the program, or to register for the 2007 OEA Energy Leaders' Roundtable, please visit www.energyontario.ca, or call the OEA at 416-961-2339.

Contact: Marlene Tullett, OEA Events Manager, 416-961-2339 ext. 229.

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