The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

February 03, 2015 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Inuit Perspectives on Canada's Arctic Future

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 3, 2015) - Did you know that Canada is taller than it is wide? As much as 40% of Canada's landmass and 50% of the Canadian coastline is in the Arctic.

With increased global attention "North of 60", how much of Canada's future depends on our attention to this immense region and the people who call it home?

In partnership with the national Inuit organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (translated: Inuit are United in Canada), the Economic Club of Canada presents an all Inuit armchair discussion aimed to explore regional perspectives on the vast opportunities and complex challenges for economic development in the Arctic, including highlighting areas of success and ongoing work. In addition to this remarkable panel, introductions will be delivered by First Air's Vice President, Bert van der Stege. The luncheon will also feature a sealskin fashion show and silent auction/purchasing opportunity.

Featuring:

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Minister for the Arctic Council, Member of Parliament for Nunavut

The Honourable Peter Taptuna, Premier of Nunavut, Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affair, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for the Utility Rates Review Council

Terry Audla, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) - National Inuit Leader

Clint Davis, Vice President, Aboriginal Banking - TD Business Banking

With introductions by: Bert van der Stege, Vice President Commercial - First Air

WHAT: MEDIA ADVISORY - "Inuit Perspectives on Canada's Arctic Future"
DATE: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
TIME: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: National Arts Centre - Panorama Room
53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance or for more information
    about the event: The Economic Club of Canada
    Natasha Hope Morano, B.A. (Hons.), MA, Vice President
    613-369-4363
    613-686-6568 (FAX)
    morano@economicclub.ca