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Summer Conference 1998 Rethinking Canada for the 21st Century
67th Annual Couchiching Summer Conference
Adams, Michael
Blanchard, Governor James
Bouchard, Micheline
Coates, Dan
Connell, Martin
Cook, Peter
Courchene, Thomas
Culpeper, Roy
Dubois, Rene-Daniel
Ellsworth, Qajaaq
Gray, John
Hall, Barbara
Jerome-Forget, Monique
Martin, Hon. Paul
Nicholson, Peter
Oliver, Senator Donald
Owram, Dr. Douglas
Paquet-Sevigny, Therese
Shields, Carol
Zussman, David

Proceedings of the 67th Annual Couchiching Conference held at
YMCA Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario
August 6 to 9, 1998


Who's Who at the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

    Officers & Directors, 1997-98

Patrick Boyer, Q.C.

Immediate Past President
Stephen Probyn

Vice-President, Program
Trevor Bartram

Vice-President, Finance
David Braund

Vice-President, Fund Raising and Treasurer
David McGown

Vice-President, Communications
David Lakoff

Vice-President, Marketing
Martha Findlay

Vice-President, Membership
Jan-Marie Divok

Vice-President, Youth
Daniel Doane

Barbara Thompson

Chair, Program Committee
Orde Morton

Chair, 1998 Conference
Megan Harris


Madeline-Ann Aksich
Gloria Bishop
Catherine Aczel Boivie
Hal Brooks
Dougal Clark
Elizabeth Flavelle
John Harbron
Sarah Jones
John Kirton
Eric Koch
Madeline Koch
David Lakoff
Margaret Lefebvre
Gordon McIvor
Peter Nicholson
Alan Pearson
Bill Roberts
Sandra Wennerstrom

    Program Committee

Trevor Bartram
Orde Morton
Megan Harris
Gloria Bishop
Martha Findlay
John Harbron
John Kirton
Eric Koch
Margaret Lefebvre
Eliane Labendz
Keith Martin
David McGown
Trevor Moat
Alan Pearson

1998 Donations to Couchiching

    Government and Corporate Sponsors

Bank of Montreal
Bell Canada
Canada Lands Company
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Certified General Accountants’
Association of Canada
Donner Canadian Foundation
Fauveshaus Advertising
Glen Ardith-Frazer Corporation
Henry of Pelham Estate Winery
Heritage Canada
Jackman Foundation
Metrix Interlink
Mobility Canada
Probyn and Company
Royal Bank of Canada
Shaw Cable
The Frank Lucas Foundation
The Marjorie & Gerald Bronfman Foundation
The Toronto-Dominion Bank
TrizecHahn Corporation
University of British Columbia
Department of Continuing Education
Vickers and Benson Interactive

    Individual Sponsors

Lois Bobier
Catherine Aczel Boivie
Roel and Dorothy Buck
John Butcher
Barbara Eastman
Martha Findlay
Gary Gibson
Alan B. Gold
Barbara Gory
Morton Katz
Gordon K. McIvor
James McKay
Susan O’Hara
Michael Shaw
Ida and Dave Shea
Joanne Steadman
Eileen Swinton
Reginald Weiser

Conference Program

    President’s Opening Remarks
    Thursday, August 6, 1998, 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Governing Canada in the next century
HON. PAUL MARTIN, Minister of Finance
Moderator: TREVOR BARTRAM, Vice-President, Program, CIPA

    Global Challenges: What global forces will affect Canada
    over the next generation?
    Friday, August 7, 1998, 9:30 a.m.

PETER COOK, European columnist and Chef de Bureau, The Globe and Mail
THOMAS COURCHENE, Prof. Economics and Financial Policy, Queen’s University
ROY CULPEPER, President, The North-South Institute
Moderator: SUSAN REISLER, Host, CBC Newsworld Business News

    Meeting the challenge: In a global society in crisis and
    rapid change, at what do we excel; where do we fail?
    Friday, August 7, 1998, 2:00 p.m.

MONIQUE JEROME-FORGET, Director, Institute for Research on Public Policy
PETER NICHOLSON, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, BCE Inc.
DAVID ZUSSMAN, President, Public Policy Forum
Moderator: MARGARET LEFEBVRE, Board of Directors, CIPA

    Keynote Address: The view from outside
    Friday, August 7, 1998, 7:30 p.m.

Moderator: ALLAN PEARSON, Board of Directors, CIPA

    Canadian enterprise and ingenuity: Success stores in institutional innovation: private sector/NGO/not-for-profit/public sector.
    Saturday, August 8, 1998, 9:30 a.m.

GLENNA CARR, President, Canadian Council for Public-Private partnerships
MARTIN CONNELL, President, Calmeadow
ROBERT GREENHILL, Corporate Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Bombardier Inc.
Moderator: MEGAN HARRIS, 1998 Conference Chair, CIPA

    An Historical perspective: Canada responding to the
    challenges of the new century
    Saturday, August 8, 1998, 12:30 p.m.

DR. DOUGLAS OWRAM, Vice-President (Academic), University of Calgary
Moderator: ORDE MORTON, Chair, Program, CIPA

    Searching for a preferred Canadian scenario
    Saturday, August 8, 1998, 7:30 p.m.

MICHAEL ADAMS, President, Environics Research Group Ltd.
MICHELINE BOUCHARD, Chairman, President & CEO, Motorola Canada Ltd.
DAN COATES, President & CEO, Scenarios for the Future
Moderator: DON DE GUERRE, Senior Social Science Advisor, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

    The Canadian Essence: What will it mean to be a Canadian
    in the 21st century?
    Sunday, August 9, 1998, 9:30 a.m.

JOHN KIM BELL, President and Founder, The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
RENE-DANIEL DUBOIS, Playwright, Montreal
QAJAAQ ELLSWORTH, Regional Youth Co-ordinator, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Nunavut
JOHN GRAY, Playwright, Vancouver
BARBARA HALL, former Mayor of Toronto
CAROL SHIELDS, Novelist, Manitoba
Moderator: CAROL OFF, Journalist, The National, CBC

    Synthesis: Pathways to a Canadian future
    Sunday, August 9, 1998, 1:15 p.m.

THERESE PAQUET-SEVIGNY, Professor, University of Quebec at Montreal; Secretary-General, ORBICOM, Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication
Moderator: PATRICK BOYER, President, CIPA