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Summer Conference 2001


Kim Campbell served as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister in 1993. She previously held cabinet portfolios as Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Minister of National Defence and Veterans’ Affairs. She was the first woman to hold the Justice and Defence portfolios, and the first woman to be Defence Minister of a NATO country. Ms. Campbell participated in major international meetings including the Commonwealth, NATO, the G-7 Summit and the United Nations General Assembly.

In September, 2000, Ms. Campbell completed a four year term as Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles serving the states of California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and the Territory of Guam. She brought a Canadian perspective on world issues, and promoted trade development and investment especially in the areas of multi-media, information technology, biotechnology and the entertainment industry. Currently a Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Ms. Campbell will join the faculty of the Kennedy School in 2001-2002 as a Visiting Professor of Practice.

Kim Campbell is a director of ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc, based in Costa Mesa, California, and of e-Sim (NASDAQ: ESIM) a high technology company based in Jerusalem.

A long-standing champion of women’s rights, Ms. Campbell is Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders. Based at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Council’s membership consists of women who hold or have held the office of President or Prime Minister in their own country.

Kim Campbell is a Senior Fellow of The Gorbachev Foundation of North America in Boston and a member of the International Council of the Asia Society of New York. She serves on the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard; The Corporation of Northeastern University, Boston; the Advisory Board of the School of Public Policy and Social Research, UCLA; and the Board of Trustees for Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. Ms. Campbell is also on the Advisory Boards of the Milken Institute of Santa Monica and The Global Security Institute in San Francisco; and the International Advisory Committee for the New Tactics Project of The Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Theater School of Canada.

Ms. Campbell was educated at the University of British Columbia (BA, 1969, LLB, 1983) and the London School of Economics (Doctoral studies in Soviet Government, ABD, 1970-73) She holds four honourary doctorates and has held fellowships at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and UCLA, is an Honourary Fellow of the London School of Economics and was a Regents’ Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. Her best selling political memoir Time and Chance was published in 1996 by Doubleday Canada.


Michael Conlon is the former National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. Conlon's background in the student movement includes serving as the British Columbia Representative on the National Executive of the Canadian Federation of Students (1998-1999), chair of the Federation’s National Graduate Students’ Caucus (1998-1999), and President of the University of Victoria Graduate Students’ Society (1996-1998). In addition, he served as chair of the organizing committee for the unionisation of teaching assistants at the University of Victoria. Teaching assistants at the University of Victoria are now organized as Local 4163 of the Canadian Union of Public employees.

Conlon completed his honours degree in English at the University of Western Ontario in 1990, and in 1994 he obtained his Masters in English from Carleton University. In September of 1994, Conlon entered the Ph.D. program at the University of Victoria where he is currently on leave.

The Canadian Federation of Students, Canada's national student organization, is composed of 400,000 students from 60 college and university student unions.


    Elizabeth Dowdeswell’s eclectic public service career has spanned provincial, federal and international borders and transcended traditional disciplinary lines. Throughout, her focus has been on engaging the public in public policy-making; seeking innovation in the successful management of organizations through change; and, strengthening communications and education as means to achieve results. Her global vision and pragmatic managerial skills are the focus of her current management consulting business.

    Ms. Dowdeswell served as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Assistant Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, responsible for the national weather and atmospheric agency and led a number of public inquiries into such politically sensitive issues as Canada’s unemployment benefits program and federal water policy. Her early career included terms as Deputy Minister of Culture and Youth for the Province of Saskatchewan, educational consultant, university lecturer and high-school teacher.


Matthew Fraser has a background working on broadcasting, telecommunications, and technology issues from a number of perspectives – journalist, academic, author, and policy advisor. He is a recognized specialist in media, culture and communications, and comments frequently on these issues in public speeches and in the media.

Born in Toronto in 1958, Dr. Fraser was educated at the University of Toronto (Victoria College), Ryerson Polytechnic University, Carleton University, the London School of Economics, Oxford University (Nuffield College), Université de Paris-I-Panthéon (Sorbonne), and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. His doctoral thesis in political science, Télévision sans frontières: décryptage d’un "grand projet" européen, examined broadcasting regulation in Europe using a multidisciplinary approach – public policy, political sociology, international relations, and international law.

For most of the 1980s, Dr. Fraser wrote for the Globe and Mail, where he specialized in cultural policy, broadcasting, and media issues. From 1985-88 he was the Globe’s correspondent in Quebec, and subsequently he wrote a weekly column for the Montreal Gazette.

In 1995, Dr. Fraser began working as an adviser to government and private sector on broadcasting and telecommunications issues. He served as Secretary and Director of Research to the Canadian government’s task force on direct-to-home satellite broadcasting. Dr. Fraser also has worked as a consultant to major telecom and broadcasting companies, and was special adviser to the Senate of Canada from 1996-99. He drafted two reports for the Senate: Wired to Win: Canada’s Positioning Within the World’s Technological Revolution in 1997, and Technology and Culture in 1999.

Dr. Fraser is the author of many scholarly papers and articles in the press, and writes a regular column on the media industries in the National Post. He contributed a chapter on broadcasting to the book, The European Union and National Industrial Policy (Routledge, 1996). He is also the author of Québec Inc. – The Rise of the New Business Elite (Key Porter, 1987).

Dr. Fraser’s most recent book, Free-for-All: The Struggle for Dominance on the Digital Frontier – an in-depth examination of the broadcasting and telecom industries in North America – was chosen by the Globe and Mail as one of the Top 100 books of 1999 and won the runner-up Donner Prize for best book in Canadian public policy. His next book, Soft Power: the Global Politics of Popular Culture, will be published by Stoddart in early 2002. He is also contributing a chapter on technological convergence for a book, Canadian Mass Communication: A Reader, to be published by Nelson Canada in 2002.

Dr. Fraser is a professor in Ryerson Polytechnic University’s School of Radio & Television Arts. He also a faculty member of the York-Ryerson Joint Graduate Programme in Culture and Communications.

Dr. Fraser is married to lawyer Rebecca Gotlieb and lives in Toronto. They have one son, David, and a bichon frisé puppy called Oscar.


President & Publisher, McClelland & Stewart Inc.

Douglas Gibson was born in Scotland in 1943 and raised in the Ayrshire village of Dunlop. After Glasgow Academy he went to University at St. Andrew’s, where he studied English. A scholarship took him to Yale in 1966, where he earned a second M.A. After coming to Canada in 1967 and working briefly at McMaster University, he entered the world of Canadian book publishing in 1968. Since then he has had great success as an editor and publisher, working directly with authors like Robertson Davies, W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, Pierre Trudeau and the 2001 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner Alistair MacLeod, and becoming Publisher of McClelland & Stewart (M&S) in 1988. In 1991, he received the Canadian Booksellers' Association President's Award. Last summer he was named President and Publisher when M&S, as a great Canadian institution, was donated to the University of Toronto. Under his leadership, several M&S authors have won major international literary prizes as well as national awards; two recent incidences are the Booker Prize that went to Margaret Atwood, who also won the 2000 Giller Prize while France's Prix Medici was won by Michael Ondaatje, who also earned the 2000 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. As a writer Doug Gibson was for three years a movie critic for CBC radio’s "Sunday Morning," and his work has appeared in, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Saturday Night earning him a National Magazine Award Nomination for Humour. A former Hugh MacLennan Lecturer at McGill and currently an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, he travels and speaks widely across Canada.


Since 1978, and prior to his promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer of Export Development Corporation (EDC) in 1997, Mr. Gillespie has held various positions of increasing responsibility at EDC, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Risk Management and Corporate Performance. Mr. Gillespie has also held the positions of Senior Vice-President, Insurance Services; Assistant Treasurer; General Manager, Export Financing Group; Controller, Financial Planning; and Assistant Vice-President, Policy, Planning and Evaluation. Mr. Gillespie was employed by Wood Gundy Limited between 1974 and 1976 in various capacities in the Research, Money Market and Corporate Finance departments.

Born in Toronto, Mr. Gillespie attended Upper Canada College. He graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with a BA in Economics and received an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Mr. Gillespie has also been awarded a CFA Charter as well as a Certified International Trade Professional designation from the Forum for International Trade Training.

EDC provides trade finance and risk management services to Canadian exporters and investors in up to 200 markets. Founded in 1944, EDC is a Crown Corporation that operates as a commercial financial institution.


Chair, Laurentian Bank of Canada
CCL Industries Inc.
Canada Lands Company Limited

Jon K. Grant is the Chairman of the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Chairman of CCL Industries Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Canada Lands Company Limited,* a commercial Federal Crown Corporation, Chair of the Ontario Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Canadian Canoe Museum. He is the retired Chairman and CEO of Quaker Oats Company of Canada Limited, former Chair of The Ontario Round Table on the Environment and Economy and former Chairman of the Board of Scott Paper Limited. He is a Corporate Director of a number of Canadian companies including, Laurentian Trust, B2B Trust AXA Insurance (Canada) and the Anglo Canada General Insurance Company. Over the years he has served on the boards of Consumer Gas Co. Ltd., Home Oil Co. Ltd., Genstar Capital, Lac Minerals Ltd., and United Grain Growers Limited.

Mr. Grant is Honorary Governor and past Chair of the Board of Governors of Trent University, a Past Governor of Lakefield College School and was on the Advisory Board of the Erivan K. Haub Program in Business and the Environment, York University. He was Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and was a Trustee of the World Wildlife Fund (Canada) and as well has served on the Agricultural Council of Ontario, Past Trustee of the Ontario Science Centre and St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Business Council on National Issues and the Advisory Committee of the Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Grant is a past Chair of the Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada, was a member of the Federal Government Advisory Group on Working Time and the Distribution of Work, a member of the Ontario Premier’s Council Board and a Commissioner of the Canadian Polar Commission. In 1995 and 1997, he was a member of the Canadian delegation at the Third and Fourth Circumpolar Affairs Ministerial conferences – for the protection of the environment in the arctic, in Inuvik, Canada (1995) and Alta Norway (1997). In 1997 was a member of the Independent Review Committee of the North American Agreement for Environmental Co-operation (NAFTA agreement).

He retired from Quaker Oats having joined the company in 1974 with a career in the Food Industry, beginning after graduation from the University of Western Ontario (Ivey) School of Business in 1959. He was appointed President and CEO in 1976 and after a successful 15-year tenure, became Chairman and CEO in 1991 and Chairman of the Board in 1993. Mr. Grant has spoken on issues facing the food industry, the environment, and the role of Trustees in public institutions and has traveled widely particularly in Russia on behalf of various commercial and environmental initiatives.

Mr. Grant’s writings include numerous articles and a chapter in the book "If you Love this Country" published by McClelland & Stewart and was a contributor to "Who’s Afraid of Liberal Education" published by University of Ottawa Press – "Thoughts on Three Solitudes, Business, Government and the Universities". In the summer 1991 edition of Business Quarterly published by the University of Western Ontario (Ivey) School of Business, he contributed a paper "Sustainable Development: Where to from Here?" Ecodecision, the International Environment and Policy Journal in December 1992 published Mr. Grant’s essay "It’s the Right Thing to Do". The Fall 1995 and Spring 1996 editions of the Business Quarterly, published the following papers: "Why Boards & CEOs Part Company" and "Mergers and Acquisitions – Levelling the Playing Field."

In 1990 he was honored with the Corporate Humanist Award by the Canadian Federation of the Humanities for his speech titled "The Business of Protecting the Environment" and in the same year was awarded the "Knight of the Golden Pencil Award", the Food Industry’s highest award for outstanding service. In 1991, Mr. Grant received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (LL.D.) from Trent University in recognition of his contribution to the environment and in 1993 the Global Tomorrow Coalition of Washington, DC presented him with "The Sustainable Development Award for Business Leadership". He has a working knowledge of French.

His spouse, Shelagh, is a Northern Canadian Historian and writer. They have three children – Susan Thorne, Debbie Aben and David. Mr. Grant has mountaineered in the Canadian Rockies and in addition to his and Shelagh’s interest in whitewater canoeing, they have wilderness-tripped in Canada’s Arctic. He is a Member of The Toronto and Granite Clubs of Toronto and actively pursues tennis and skiing.

*Canada Lands Company is a Crown Corporation that manages or disposes of certain federal properties on behalf of the government of Canada. Canada Lands is responsible for revitalizing and disposing of properties. Its extended mandate includes the management and orderly disposal of strategic Federal lands on behalf of the Government of Canada to ensure that best value is realized from these assets.


Président du Conseil, Banque Laurentienne du Canada
CCL Industries Inc.
Société immobilière du Canada limitée

Jon K. Grant est président du conseil d'administration de la Banque Laurentienne du Canada, président du conseil d’administration de CCL Industries Inc., président du conseil d'administration de la Société immobilière du Canada Limitée*, président du conseil d’administration de Conservation de la Nature (région Ontario) et président du conseil d’administration de Musée des canots de Canada. Il est l'ancien président et chef de la direction de la Compagnie Quaker Oats du Canada Limitée et ancien président du conseil de la Table ronde de l'Ontario sur l'environnement et l'économie et de Scott Paper Limited. M. Grant est administrateur de nombreuses sociétés canadiennes dont, B2B Trust, Trust la Laurentienne du Canada, AXA Insurance (Canada), et Anglo Canada General Insurance Company. Par les années passées, il a été membre du conseil d’administration de Consumers Gas Co. Ltd., Home Oil Co. Ltd., Genstar Capital, Lac Minerals Ltd., and United Grain Growers Limited.

M. Grant est administrateur honoraire et ancien président du Conseil des gouverneurs de l'Université Trent, ancien administrateur de Lakefield College School et il a fait partie du conseil consultatif du Erivan K. Haub Program in Business and the Environment de l'Université York. Il a été administrateur du Fonds mondial pour la nature Canada et il a siégé au Conseil ontarien de l'agriculture. Il est un ancien administrateur du Centre des sciences de l'Ontario et du St. Joseph's Hospital, du Conseil canadien des chefs d'entreprise et du comité consultatif de l'Ivey School of Business de l'Université Western Ontario. M. Grant a déjà été président des Fabricants de produits alimentaires et de consommation du Canada et membre du Groupe consultatif sur le temps de travail et la répartition du travail du gouvernement fédéral. Il a aussi été membre du Conseil du premier ministre de l'Ontario et commissaire de la Commission canadienne des affaires polaires.

Il a pris sa retraite de la Compagnie Quaker Oats du Canada Limitée à laquelle il s'était joint en 1974 après avoir fait carrière dans le secteur alimentaire dès sa graduation de la School of Business de l'Université Western Ontario (Ivey) en 1959. Il avait été nommé président et chef de la direction en 1991 et président du conseil en 1993. M. Grant a été président-fondateur du Conseil économique de la région métropolitaine de Peterborough. Il a siégé au conseil consultatif de l'Arbour Theatre Company and Junior Achievement de Peterborough et il a souvent pris la parole sur des sujets touchant le secteur alimentaire, l'environnement et le rôle des administrateurs dans les institutions publiques. Il a prononcé des conférences tant à la School of Business Administration de l'Université Western Ontario qu'à l'Université York. En 1995 et 1997, il a fait partie de la délégation canadienne à la Troisième et Quatrième Conférence ministérielle sur les affaires circumpolaires – Stratégie de protection de l'environnement arctique à Inuvik, au Canada (1995) et Alta, au Norvège (1997).

M. Grant a publié de nombreux articles ainsi qu'un chapitre du livre intitulé If you Love this Country, publié par McClelland & Stewart, et a collaboré à la rédaction du livre Who's Afraid of Liberal Education, publié par University of Ottawa Press. Dans le numéro de l'été 1991 de la revue The Business Quarterly publiée par la School of Business de l'Université Western Ontario (Ivey), il est l'auteur d'un article intitulé "Sustainable Development: Where to from Here?". Ecodecision, la revue sur l'environnement international et les politiques, publiait en décembre 1992, un essai de M. Grant intitulé "It's the Right Thing to Do". Les éditions de l'automne 1995 et du printemps 1996 de la revue The Business Quarterly publiait les articles suivants : "Why Boards & CEOs Part Company" et "Mergers and Acquisitions – Levelling the Playing Field".

En 1990, la Fédération canadienne des études humanistes décernait à M. Grant le Prix des gens d'affaires humanistes pour son discours intitulé "The Business of Protecting the Environment"; la même année, M. Grant recevait le Knight of the Golden Pencil Award, la plus grande récompense décernée dans l'industrie alimentaire en reconnaissance de services exceptionnels. En 1991, M. Grant recevait un doctorat honorifique en droit de l'Université Trent pour sa contribution à l'environnement et, en 1993, la Global Tomorrow Coalition of Washington, DC, lui décernait le Sustainable Development Award for Business Leadership.

M. Grant a une connaissance pratique du français. Son épouse, Shelagh, est historienne et écrivaine spécialiste du Nord canadien. Elle est l'auteur de Sovereignty or Security? – Government Policy in the Canadian North 1936-1950, publié par The University of British Columbia Press. Le couple a trois enfants, Susan Thorne, Debbie Aben et David. M. Grant a pratiqué l'alpinisme dans les Rocheuses canadiennes. Shelagh et lui ont fait de la descente de rapides en canot et effectué des voyages en milieu sauvage dans les régions arctiques du Canada. M. Grant est membre du Toronto and Granite Clubs of Toronto, et il pratique activement le tennis et le ski.

* La Société immobilière du Canada est une société d’État qui administre ou qui aliène certains immeubles fédéraux pour le compte du gouvernement du Canada. On a confié à la Société immobilière un rôle de revitalisation et d’aliénation d’immeubles. Son mandat plus étendu consiste à administrer l’aliénation de divers biens immobiliers fédéraux et à veiller à ce que le gouvernement touche un produit de vente égal à leur juste valeur.


President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier International

On October 20, 2000, Robert Greenhill was appointed the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier International, created in 1998 to pursue growth opportunities for Bombardier in non-traditional markets, particularly in Asia, in Latin America, in Eastern and Central Europe, and Russia. Since joining Bombardier in 1995, Mr. Greenhill has occupied a number of increasingly senior posts, most recently as Senior Vice President Strategy for Bombardier Inc. Prior to this, he worked with the strategy consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Born in Alberta, Mr. Greenhill has a BA in International Relations (University of Alberta: 1984), an MA in International History (London School of Economics: 1986), and an MBA (INSEAD: 1987).


Michael Harcourt served as British Columbia's Premier from 1991-1996, and as Mayor of Vancouver, three terms from 1980-1986, and elected four terms as Vancouver Alderman, 1972-1980.

Mr. Harcourt is a Senior Associate with the Sustainable Development Research Institute at the University of British Columbia and is also involved in a number of private business activities, as well as, speaking and advising internationally on sustainable cities issues.

November 1996, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. He is director of the Asia Pacific Foundation, Vice-Chair of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, and the Honorary Chair at the Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development. He serves as Director at the Vancouver Airport and the Vancouver Port Authority.

Mr. Harcourt has a B.A. and a L.L.B. from the University of British Columbia. He has an Honourary Doctor of Laws from Royal Roads University.


    Stanley Hartt is the Chairman of Salomon Smith Barney Canada Inc. based in Toronto. Prior to joining Salomon, was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Campeau Corporation (now O&Y Properties Corporation) from 1990 to 1996. From 1989 to 1990 he was Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister. During the period 1985-1988 he was Deputy Minister, Department of Finance. From 1965-85 he was a partner with the law firm of Stikeman Elliott.

    Born in Montreal, he earned an Honors B.A. degree in 1958, an M.A. degree in 1961 and a B.C.L. degree in 1963 all from McGill University.

    Currently sits on the Boards of Directors for Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., O&Y Properties Corporation, Sun Life Financial and Citibank Canada.

    Current other affiliations include: Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation and Executive Committee, Investment Dealers Association of Canada.


President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chaviva Hosek, who received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in January 2001. Most recently the Director of Policy and Research for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, her career also includes a term as Minister of Housing for the Province of Ontario and a 13-year period as Professor of English Literature at the University of Toronto. A longtime champion of Canadian education and human rights, Dr. Hosek has served as President and Executive Member of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and has held senior governance positions at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.


Professor John Kirton is the founder and Director of the G8 Research Group, established at the University of Toronto in 1987. He assists in developing and managing its award-winning G7 Information Centre at He is General Editor of Ashgate Publishing’s book series on "The G8 and Global Governance."

In 1992-3 Kirton served as a Special Projects Officer in Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, devising a strategy for Canada’s G7 participation. As Vice-President of Kirton Associates he has conducted media analyses of the Summits on behalf of Foreign Affairs. As a member of the Foreign Policy Committee of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, an advisory body to the Canadian Prime Minister, he participated in the preparation of advice for the 1995 Halifax Summit. He was a member of the Canadian Government’s International Trade Advisory Committee from 1995-7.

Kirton’s G7/G8-related books with Ashgate include New Directions in Global Economic Governance (2001), Guiding Global Order: G8 Governance in the Twenty First Century, (2001), Shaping a New International Financial System: Challenges of Governance in a Globalizing World, (2000), and The G8’s Role in the New Millennium, (1999). They also include The North Pacific Triangle: United States, Japan and Canada at the End of the Century, (University of Toronto Press, 1998), The Halifax Summit, Sustainable Development, and International Institutional Reform, (1995), The Triangle of Pacific States (1995, in Japanese), Building a New Global Order (1993), and Canada As a Principal Power (1983).

Kirton is an Associate Professor of Political Science, a Fellow of Trinity College, a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies, and a member of the International Relations Programme at the University of Toronto. He is the principal investigator of the research program on "Strengthening Canada’s Environmental Community through International Regime Reform (EnviReform), as described at He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D. C.


Sherpa pour le troisième Sommet des Amériques

Diplomate de carrière, Marc Lortie est né à Beauport, au Québec, en 1948. Il a obtenu un Baccalauréat spécialisé en Sciences politiques (Relations internationales) à l’Université Laval. Il est entré au service du ministère des Affaires extérieures en 1971.

Il est affecté à l’étranger, en Tunisie (1973-1975) et à Washington (1979-1983). En 1985, il est détaché au Cabinet du premier ministre, où il est chargé des relations avec les médias internationaux, avant d’être secrétaire de presse en 1987.

De retour dans le service diplomatique en 1989, il est affecté à Paris à titre de ministre-conseiller aux Affaires politiques, et de représentant personnel du Premier ministre pour la Francophonie. Nommé ambassadeur du Canada auprès du Chili en 1993, il reste à ce poste jusqu’en 1997, où il est nommé "Fellow" au Centre des affaires internationales de l’Université Harvard.

Rentré à Ottawa au mois de septembre 1998, M. Lortie est nommé coordonnateur principal pour les relations fédérales-provinciales au ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Commerce international et le 25 janvier 2000, il a été nommé sherpa pour le troisième Sommet des Amériques.

M. Lortie est marié à Patricia Dunn.


    Managing Director, Environment and Regulatory Affairs

    Patricia McCunn-Miller is currently Managing Director, Environment and Regulatory Affairs for PanCanadian Petroleum Limited. Prior to joining PanCanadian Petroleum Limited, Ms. McCunn-Miller held the positions of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission (1987-1996). From 1984-1987, she practiced commercial litigation with a major Calgary law firm. Ms. McCunn-Miller holds an LL.B from the University of Ottawa, and Bar Admission in Ontario and Alberta, 1984.


    David brings a background of private and public sector experience to his work and not-for-profit responsibilities. A director with CIBC's electronic commerce division, his focus is the integration of new electronic banking ventures at CIBC. Based in Toronto, David has supported the development of new electronic banking ventures in both Canada and the US. His career at CIBC has included several different roles with Corporate Communications including government and regulatory affairs, donations, sponsorships, and community relations and advertising. Previous employers include the Department of Finance in Ottawa where he specialized in international trade relations as well as working as an assistant to the Deputy Minister and to the Minister of Finance on legislation and House of Commons matters. David also worked for a period as a political assistant at Queen's Park in Toronto.

    David graduated with an honours BA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in international economics and politics. He continues to hold an active interest in education instructing for a semester in Canadian Politics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

    He is married with four children and two large and hungry dogs. His directorships in the not for profit sector have included the Canadian Youth Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Public Affairs Advancement and the Public Affairs Association. He has been an advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and its Rural Youth employment programs. David has been a director of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs since 1993 and for 2001 was responsible for Year Round Programming.


President and Chief Executive Officer

David Joseph McGuinty is an environmental and natural resources law and policy specialist, with a background in private law practice, and the management of international development and professional training programs.

Born in Ottawa, Mr. McGuinty earned a master of laws degree in environmental and natural resources law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds bachelor’s degrees in both laws and English literature from the University of Ottawa. He is also a graduate of the Kemptville College of Agriculture and has completed specialized diplomas in comparative and civil law at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Mr. McGuinty has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) since 1996. Prior to his appointment, he served as Director of Policy and Programs and Special Advisor to the Chair of the NRTEE. Mr. McGuinty also acts as the National Program Director for the LEAD Canada program, working with the Rockefeller Foundation to train future leaders from Canada and around the world in sustainable development.

Mr. McGuinty has extensive management experience and expertise in the area of sustainable development. As an international environmental lawyer, both in academia and private practice, he has advised governments and businesses on environmental matters. He also gained significant experience as the resident Environmental Law and Policy Training Specialist with the International Development Law Institute in Rome, Italy, training lawyers and regulatory officers from developing countries and emerging economies on negotiation, enterprise and investment law, the rule of law and governance regimes. He was an environmental lawyer with a UK-based firm, Gouldens Solicitors, working on corporate mergers and acquisitions, European Union legal matters and international public environmental issues. Formerly with the United Nations, Mr. McGuinty worked for the ratification of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child in 22 West and Central African countries.

Mr. McGuinty is an Advisory Board Member of the Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa and an Advisory Board Member of the Erivan Haub Program in Business and Sustainability, Schulich School of Business, York University.


On April 23, 1999, Adam Knelman Ostry was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Film Development Corporation (OFDC) now, as of December 14, 2000, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). He took up his new duties on May 17, 1999. Mr. Ostry is a career public servant with extensive experience in public policy development, strategic planning and program management. He is an effective communicator in both official languages.

Most recently, Mr. Ostry was Director General, Strategy and Plans, in the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat of the Privy Council Office in Ottawa. From 1990 to 1994, he served as Director of Arts Policy and Planning and Director General of Cultural Industries Policy in the federal Department of Communications. Before moving to the Privy Council Office, he was Director General of Sport Canada in the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Mr. Ostry holds an Honours BA in Political Economy from the University of Toronto, an MA in political science from the Université Laval and is a graduate of the École nationale d’administration in France.

Mr. Ostry’s volunteer activities include serving as Chairman of the Board for the AIDS Committee of Ottawa prior to his move to Toronto and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs.

His publications include: "Politique, culture et forces du Marché: cohérence ou désordre, efficacité ou impuissance", a chapter in Les Cultures de grande consommation, Nuit Blanche, éditeur, 1993.


Mrs. Ostry is Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in economics from McGill University and Cambridge. After teaching and research at a number of Canadian universities and at the University of Oxford Institute of Statistics, she joined the Federal Government in 1964. Among the posts she held were Chief Statistician, Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Chairman of the Economic Council of Canada, Deputy Minister of International Trade, Ambassador for Multilateral Trade Negotiations and the Prime Minister's Personal Representative for the Economic Summit, From 1979 to 1983 she was Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the OECD in Paris. In 1989 she was Volvo Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York. From 1990 to 1997 she was Chairman, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.

Her most recent publications include Governments and Corporations in a Shrinking World: The Search for Stability, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 1990; Technonationalism and Technoglobalism: Conflict and Cooperation, (with Richard Nelson) Brookings Institution, Washington, 1995; Who's on First? The Post-Cold War Trading System, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1997; "APEC and Regime Creation in the Asia-Pacific: The OECD Model?", Asia-Pacific Crossroads: Regime Creation and the Future of APEC, Vinod K. Aggarawal and Charles E. Morrison (eds.), St. Martin's Press, New York, 1998; "Technology, Productivity and the Multinational Enterprise", Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1st Quarter 1998; Reinforcing the WTO, Occasional Papers No. 56, Group of Thirty, Washington DC, 1998; "Intellectual Property Protection in the World Trade Organization: Major Issues in the Millennium Round", Competitive Strategies for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Owen Lippert (ed.), Fraser Institute, 1999; "Globalization Implications for Industrial Relations", Frieder Myer-Krahmer (ed.), Globalization of R & D and Technology Markets, Heidelberg-New York, 1999; "The Future of the World Trading System", The Economic Outlook for 2000, Forty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Economic Outlook, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nov. 18-19, 1999. "The Future of the World Trade Organization", Brookings Trade Forum 1999, Susan M. Collins and Robert Z. Lawrence (eds.), Brookings Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1999. "Convergence and sovereignty: policy scope for compromise?", Coping with Globalization, Aseem Prakash and Jeffrey A. Hart (eds.), Routledge, New York, NY, 2000. "Regional versus Multilateral Trade Strategies", ISUMA: Canadian Journal of Policy Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, Alfred LeBlanc (ed.), University of Montreal Press, 2000. "Making Sense of It All: A Post -Mortem on the Meaning of Seattle", Seattle, the WTO, and the Future of the Multilateral Trading System, Roger B. Porter and Pierre Sauvé (eds.), Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, June 2000. "The Multilateral Trading System", Oxford Handbook of International Business, Preliminary Draft, Oxford University Press, (forthcoming). The Uruguay Round North-South Grand Bargain: Implications for Future Negotiations", The Political Economy of International Trade Law, University of Minnesota, September 2000. "Regional Dominos and the WTO: Building Blocks or Boomerang?", Building a Partnership, The Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, Mordechai Kreinin (ed.), Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2000, "Business, Trade and the Environment", The Second Environment Summit Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, October 2000; "The Changing Scenario in International Governance", Governance in the 21st Century, David M. Hayne, FRSC, (ed.), University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Buffalo, London, 2000, "Looking Back to Look Forward: The Multilateral Trading System after 50 Years", From GATT To The WTO: The Multilateral Trading System In The New Millennium, The WTO Secretariat, World Trade Organization, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, London, Boston, 2000, "The WTO: Post Seattle and Chinese Accession", China and the Long March to Global Trade: The Accession of China to the World Trade Organization, Sylvia Ostry, Alan Alexandroff and Rafael Gomez, (eds.), Routledge, London and New York, 2001 (Forthcoming), "The WTO and International Governance", The World Trade Organization Millennium Round, Klaus Gunter Deutsh and Bernhard Speyer, (eds.), Routledge, London, USA and Canada, 2001, "The WTO After Seattle: Something's happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear", American Economic Association, New Orleans, 2001, "WTO Membership for China: To be & Not to be. Is that the Answer?", Conference on China & the World Trade Organization, Australian National University, 2001.

She has received 18 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and abroad and, in 1987, received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Government of Canada. In December 1990, she was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest award in the Canadian national system of honours. In June 1991, she was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is a director of Power Financial Corporation; Power Corporation; member of the International Advisory Council, Power Financial Corporation; member of the Inter-American Dialogue; an Expert Adviser, Commission on Transnational Corporations, United Nations, New York; member of the Advisory Board, Institute of International Economics, Washington; member of the Board Distinguished Advisors, Center for the Study of Central Banks. Dr. Ostry is a member of the Group of Thirty, Washington and a founding member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. In 1992 the Sylvia Ostry Foundation annual lecture series was launched by Madam Sadako Ogata, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees; 1993 Jacques Delors President of the European Union; 1994 Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; 1996 Renato Ruggiero, Secretary General, World Trade Organization, 1999 Enrique Iglesias, President, Inter-American Development Bank.


Alan Pearson is president of Alan Pearson Associates Inc. which was founded in 1981 and is based in Toronto, Canada. The firm specializes in helping sets of autonomous individuals to collaborate for their collective benefit, whether in business, in government, or in the non-governmental sector. Its mission is to help its clients to generate the leverage they need to take charge of their future.

Alan Pearson Associates provides consulting services in consensus-based strategic management and conflict-resolution, organization development, negotiating strategy, government relations, public affairs, project management, and human-resource development, to corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit enterprises. Its over 120 clients, large and small, cover a wide spectrum of sectors: government agencies – federal, provincial, regional, and local; hospitals and social-service agencies; universities and colleges; voluntary organizations; business and professional associations; banks, trust and insurance companies; oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals companies; grocery and food manufacturers; communications and transportation companies; and legal, accounting, and management-consulting firms.

Alan Pearson was educated in commerce, economics and law in England. After national military service, which included a year and a half secondment to the Ghana Army, he spent five years in industrial market research with The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited in London before moving to Canada in 1966. Before establishing Alan Pearson Associates in 1981, he spent a dozen years as a federal public servant. For seven years in the Privy Council Office/Federal-Provincial Relations Office, mostly as director of studies and research, he headed interdepartmental strategic studies and developed consultation and negotiating strategies for the Prime Minister. During the same period, he worked for a year in the Machinery of Government section of the Privy Council Office where he worked on regulatory agencies in the energy sector.

Mr. Pearson’s publications include: The WCF Constitutional Workbook: a guide to laws, institutions, powers and finances (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories: Western Constitutional Forum, 1984); "‘Pay Equity’ through ‘Equitable Payment’" in Stephen Cang, ed., Festschrift for Elliott Jaques (Arlington, Virginia: Cason Hall and Co., 1992); and "You Drive for Show but You Putt for Dough: a facilitator’s perspective on Beyond Dispute" in Stafford Beer, Beyond Dispute (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1994).

He has been a volunteer worker with the International Children’s Institute, as strategic adviser, since its inception, and has served on its Board of Directors for several years. He has worked on the Institute’s projects in Toronto, Dubrovnik, and Sarajevo. In addition, he has served as president of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, and remains involved in organizing the annual Couchiching Conference. He has also been president of the Toronto chapter of The Planning Forum (now the Strategic Leadership Forum).


Member of Parliament for Papineau–Saint-Denis and
Minister of Human Resources Development Canada

Pierre Pettigrew was named Minister of Human Resources Development Canada in October 1996. Since then, the Minister has worked to reinforce the social commitment of the Government of Canada and to develop many positive initiatives through stronger relations with the provinces and territories. He clearly states that his priority for the government is to continue modernizing Canada’s federation to better meet the needs of all Canadians.

The following major initiatives have been achieved since the Minister began with Human Resources Development Canada:

  • The introduction of the National Child Benefit to reduce poverty among low-income families with young children, developed in partnership with the provinces and territories;
  • An array of measures to support persons with disabilities;
  • The implementation of the Youth Employment Strategy; and
  • Historic agreements on labour market training between the Government of Canada and provincial/territorial governments.

On June 2, 1997, Pierre Pettigrew was re-elected for a second term as a Member of Parliament. He represents the new Montreal riding of Papineau–Saint-Denis.

Pierre Pettigrew first joined the government in January 1996, as Minister for International Cooperation and Minister responsible for La Francophonie.

Prior to his work on the political scene, Minister Pettigrew was Vice-President of Samson Bélair Deloitte & Touche International (Montréal) from 1985 to 1995 where he acted as a business consultant to companies with dealings in international markets.

Minister Pettigrew’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a Masters of Philosophy in International Relations from Balliol College, Oxford University.


Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Labour Congress

Nancy Riche was elected by acclamation as Secretary-Treasurer of the CLC at the 1999 Convention in Toronto. She has held the position of Executive Vice-President of the CLC since 1986. Ms. Riche’s responsibilities include, Chair of the Women’s Committee and Vice-President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, headquartered in Brussels. In addition, Ms. Riche is the Labour Co-Chair for the Canadian Labour and Business Centre Associate President. Before "going" full time with the labour movement, Ms. Riche was a Community College Instructor in Newfoundland. In 1995, she was awarded an Honorary Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University from which she graduated in 1977.


Personal Background

Nationality Dual: Canadian and American


2000 to date: Dean of the Faculty of Management at McGill University

1998 to 2000: CEO of Astute Inc., LLC – Developing advanced context-based learning methodologies for business

1988 to 2000: Founder and Senior Partner: Change Lab International (Management Consulting, New York/Toronto) – Helping organizations build new visions and managing change to create competitive advantage in the marketplace

Director: Paradigm Consulting Inc. (Toronto) Strategic Planning Consulting

Director: Industrial Technology Institute (Michigan) – Responsible for an industry wide program to assess the impact of robotics and flexible automation on management practices, linked to the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry

Project Director (Ann Arbor, Michigan): Institute for Social Research – Responsible for research on the impact of accounting on corporate flexibility and responsiveness

Touche Ross & Co. (Montreal and Toronto): Founding member of the Innovative Research Group responsible for developing client services in human resource and social accounting

Price Waterhouse & Co.: Articled for CA.


Ph.D. in Business Administration – The Ivey School
M.Sc. (Pl) in Urban and Regional Planning – University of British Columbia
1968: Chartered Accountant – Montreal (Price Waterhouse)
BCom – McGill University

Recent Professional Activities

  • Managing Director of the Yale University Future World Leaders Program for the Tercentennial
  • Faculty of the Wharton International Forum Executive Program on cross-cultural issues in global management
  • Faculty of the University of Michigan Executive Education Program delivering programs on Managing Change to the Banking Industry in Saudi Arabia
  • Featured speaker for the Washington Speakers' Bureau on the topic of Managing Change and the Molecular Organization
  • Founder and first Chairman of the Accounting, Behaviour and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association.
  • Member of the Technology and Employment Subcommittee of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy of the U.S. National Academy of Science
  • Reviewer for the Technology Assessment Division of the National Science Foundation in Washington
  • Worked with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants to develop a national strategy for pre-accreditation accounting education
  • Responsible for developing the Society of Management Accountants' new "Territory" for Management Accounting, as the basis for restructuring the Body of Knowledge and the education and accreditation processes


Book (with P. Ewald): Breakthrough Thinking for Conquering a Stressful World, in press, Simon & Schuster

Industry Week: "Facing Change or Changing Face?", May 1, 1995

Harvard Business Review: "Three Perspectives on Changing Government", in Posner & Rothstein, "Reinventing the Business of Government", May/June 1994

Book (with Michael Kay): Toppling the Pyramids: Redefining the Way Companies Are Run, Times Books, 1994

Business Week: "Management's New Gurus" (August 1992)

Management Accounting: "New Horizons in Management Control" (1990)

Management Accounting: "A Revolution in Management Control" (1990)


Film series: The Power of Change: The Management Revolution


  • Dean, Faculty of Management, McGill University
  • Founder and Senior Partner, Change Lab International
  • Co-Author, Toppling the Pyramids

Mastering Change: The Molecular Organization

Dr. Gerald Ross has been named by Business Week as one of the new generation of management gurus. While many look piecemeal at organization change – at downsizing, reengineering, quality, empowerment, core competencies and the learning organization – Dr. Ross provides a compelling vision of the whole. He draws on his work with some of the world's premier corporations including the 3M Corporation, Xerox, IBM, DuPont, AT&T, Coca Cola, Reuters and Kodak. These companies are becoming a new kind of enterprise – a virtual "molecular" organization centered around the marketplace rather than traditional functional structures.

Dr. Ross shows us how to rise above competitors that are taking piece part solutions to improvement by embracing a totally new paradigm. He lays out five major way points along the Path to Change that provide a gameplan for managing organizational transformation, as well as key principles for successful implementation.

An extremely popular speaker, he captivates audiences around the world by showing how challenges confronting companies are actually unique opportunities. Ross has worked closely with Vice President Gore in the Administration's efforts to reinvent government and served as a panelist in the "Summit on Reinventing Government". Frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Business Week and The Harvard Business Review, he is also internationally renowned for his Path to Change series, an internationally best-selling film series on corporate transformation.

Recent Change Lab Assignments

  • 3M Corporation Dean of the Faculty of Management at McGill University – Created a Market-Centered Structure to exploit growth opportunities, changing a functional into a Market-Focused Organization
  • Aetna International – Cloned internally a competitor to create Equinox – a company integrating all products, manufacturing, distribution and support seamlessly around the market, generating 20% per annum growth in a stagnant industry
  • AT&T – Designed a powerful change process in a "leaderless" environment to create virtual business units around target markets, integrating all functions necessary to grow the business
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb – Engaged all layers in a top to bottom change process involving all employees to reinvent the business and create alignment of all levels
  • DuPont Corporation – Turned a central staff organization facing downsizing into a self-supporting internal consulting firm growing at 50% per year
  • IBM Corporation – Launched eighteen global Market Focused Communities that wrapped geographies, functions and product groups around target markets
  • Reuters – Developed and implemented large-scale change processes throughout the organization involving groups of 150-400 to build commitment and alignment to a new vision for the business
  • Society of Management Accountants – Initiated and directed a change process to reinvent Management Accounting and completely reposition the organization as a new "business"
  • United Nations Development Program – Developed a "cluster model" to incorporate multiple levels, functions and geographic units to seamlessly support the end customer
  • World Wildlife Federation – Created a new vision and strategy to redefine the focus from a "wildlife" to an "environmental" organization
  • Xerox Corporation – Developed and launched Market Value Teams – cross functional business units driving the Education, Print-for-Pay and Professional Firm Markets


Dr Alan M. Rugman is Thames Water Fellow in Strategic Management at Templeton College, University of Oxford, 1998 to date. Previously he was Professor of International Business at the University of Toronto 1987-1998, Dalhousie University 1979-1987 and the University of Winnipeg 1970-1978. He has also been a visiting professor at Columbia Business School, London Business School, Harvard University, U.C.L.A., M.I.T., Warwick Business School and the University of Paris-La Sorbonne.

Dr. Rugman's latest book is The End of Globalization, published by McGraw Hill in 2001. He has published over 200 articles dealing with the economic, managerial and strategic aspects of multinational enterprises and with trade and investment policy. These have appeared in such leading refereed journals as The American Economic Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, California Management Review and The World Economy.

His thirty books include: The End of Globalization (New York: Random House, 2000); Multinationals as Flagship Firms (co-author, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000); International Business (co-author, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985, 1995, 2000); Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy (co-author, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999); Trade and the Environment (co-editor, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub., 1998); The Theory of Multinational Enterprises Vol. I and Multinational Enterprises and Trade Policy Vol. II (Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub., 1996); Foreign Investment and North American Free Trade (ed.) (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1994); Global Corporate Strategy and Trade Policy (co-author, London: Routledge, 1990); Administered Protection in America (New York: Routledge, 1987); and Inside the Multinationals (New York: Columbia University Press, 1981).

As a leading authority in international business, Dr Rugman served as Vice-President of the Academy of International Business in 1989-1990 and was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 1991. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, elected 1998. He has been identified as one of the five most cited scholars in International Business. He has lectured widely across North and South America, in Western Europe, Australia and in East Asia.

At Templeton College he teaches strategy on the AMP and on executive programmes for customized clients. For the Said Business School he teaches an MBA course in international business strategy. He has written for The Financial Times, Toronto's Globe and Mail and many magazines. His research on multinationals and free trade has been discussed in the New York Times, Business Week, Canadian Business and on the television and radio outlets of the BBC, CBC and numerous other media. He is a member of the TIME Canada Board of Economists.

Born in England in 1945, Dr Rugman became a Canadian citizen in 1973. He earned his B.A. in economics from Leeds University in 1966, M.Sc. in economic development from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University in 1974. He was elected to an M.A.(Oxon) in 1998. Dr Rugman served as an outside advisor on international competitiveness to two Canadian Prime Ministers over the 1986-1993 period. He was the only academic member of Canada's business International Trade Advisory Committee from 1986-1988 while the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was being negotiated. Subsequently he served on the sectoral trade advisory committee for forest products from 1989 to 1993, as NAFTA was negotiated. He has been a consultant to major private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies. These include Exxon/Imperial Oil, Kodak, Royal Bank of Canada, Northern Telecom and other multinational enterprises. He has also been a consultant to international organizations such as the United Nations (UNCTAD), NAFTA's Commission on Environmental Co-operation, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Commonwealth Secretariat. He is a co-investigator in "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University of Toronto.


    Walsh has fifteen years’ experience in multiple media environments – publishing, linear production and new media – as a writer, editor, publisher and producer. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a BA in English literature, Walsh worked as a communications consultant, freelance writer and editor. Clients included Prudential US, Vector Strategic Resources (NYC), Royal Ontario Museum, Fusion Creative, MacMillan Canada, Bramalea Limited and Cadillac Fairview amongst others.

    A published fiction writer and active member of the arts community during the same period, Walsh co-founded and published the fiction quarterly McGill Street Magazine and its monthly Reading Series. Since 1998, Walsh has been co-publisher of the Literary Review of Canada (Canada’s pre-eminent monthly, national magazine of book reviews and essays, now in its 10th year of publication).

    In 1995, Walsh moved from fiction to writing scripts for television and film, and from there into producing. Her award-winning short films have been programmed at more than twenty-five film festivals in ten countries, and have sold to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Showcase, BBC, Danish Broadcasting Corporation and Women’s Television Network.

    She joined the digital production studio Generation Net in October 1999 as Director of Content (the company shortly thereafter merged with NAME Inc., an Internet professional services organization based in NYC, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Washington DC, and Austin.) Walsh spearheaded a multi-million dollar account which oversaw the building of a broadband Virtual Private Network across the U.S and included setting up a content division for the NYC-based company to cover content strategy, implementation maps, budgets, commissioning and overseeing original content production, acquisitions of pre-produced content and the identification of third-party distribution channels.

    In February 2001, Walsh launched a company called Think Content based in Toronto and New York. Think Content is a fully integrated service offering, providing strategic consulting, digital media production and technical integration for broadband, internet, television and wireless for both media and corporate clients.

    Walsh has been involved with a number of organizations including The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs (CIPA), G8 Research Group, Women in Film and Television (WIFT), the Canadian Film and Television Producers Association (CFTPA) and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT).


    Research Coordinator for Culture, Communities and Health Studies at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (a WHO affiliated center) in Toronto, Canada, and the Executive Director of AFRIDA (African Environmental and Human Development Agency). Since 1996 he has also been the Coordinator of MOSOP, Canada (the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People). As a physician in Nigeria, he documented diseases caused by pollution from the oil industry, and documented and treated injuries presented by the victims of human rights abuses inflicted by the Military Dictatorship in Nigeria. As a result of his work and advocacy on behalf of the Ogoni people of Nigeria he was arrested on three occasions and tortured on one occasion. Dr. Wiwa went into exile in Nov. 1995 after the execution of his brother, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and proceeded to John Hopkins School of Public Health, where he became involved in their Health and Human Rights program. Dr. Wiwa has given Testimony to European Parliaments and U.S. Congressional Committee hearings on human rights abuses in Nigeria. He has been a tireless activist for the health and human rights of indigenous peoples, traveling to 80 Universities and Colleges in Europe, North America and Africa, advocating for respect for environmental and human rights by transnational corporations and governments. His articles have appeared in several leading newspapers and magazines around the world. For more information, see:


Znaimer is Co-Founder, President and Executive Producer of Toronto's radical and popular independent television station, Citytv (1972); MuchMusic (1984), MuchMoreMusic (1998), MusiquePlus (1986) and MusiMax (1997), the Nation's TV Music stations in English and French; Bravo! – Canada's NewStyleArtsChannel (1995); SPACE – The Imagination Station (1997); CablePulse24-MegaCityNews (1998); Canadian Learning Television – Television That Teaches (1999); Star! – The Entertainment Information Station (1999); and Vice-President Development, CHUM Limited. Licensed and set to hit the air later in 2001 are FashionTelevision – The Channel, BookTelevision – The Channel, The Law and Order Channel and Sextv – The Channel.

Internationally, Znaimer has licensed MuchaMusica, a spanish language pop music joint venture seen in Argentina and other parts of the "Southern Cone"; "Jyrki" in Finland; Citytv Bogota in Colombia; and Citytv Barcelona. Domestically, he participated in the historic bid to privatize Alberta's public educational television service, ACCESS, of which he is now Chairman; and took on the creative transformation of CKVR Barrie, a 40 year CBC network affiliate which was changed into a news, entertainment and sports oriented independent station for Toronto and Central Ontario known as "The New VR". Similar transformations have taken place at "The New RO" (Ottawa and The Valley), "The New PL" (London), "The New NX" (Wingham) and "The New WI" (Windsor). "The New VI" is being built from scratch in Victoria, B.C., and will join the "NewNet" family in the fall of 2001.

Moses is known to the Canadian arts and business communities for having brought an original drive in television and allied communications arts into a comfortable alignment with the practical demands of commerce. He is known to the world broadcasting community for his innovation, the Participatory and Interactive Streetfront, Studioless, Television Operating System™.

Components of "ZnaimerVision" have achieved widespread recognition on their own: "Videography" has transformed the economics and aesthetics of television news gathering; "Speakers Corner"™ has been heralded as the first effective electronic parallel to the "letter to the editor"; and "ChumCity: The Building that shoots itself" reinvents the television "factory" as a perpetual performance and demystifies the television process in a way that's important for the democratization of the medium. Znaimer's many honours include: The Urban Alliance on Race Relations Diversity Award for his commitment to promoting a workforce that accurately reflects Toronto's ethno-racial makeup; The Human Rights Centre Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the promotion of tolerance and creative race relations; and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews Human Relations Award for making his on-air casting and overall employment policies a living symbol of the new multicultural, multiracial, multilifestyle Canadian reality.

Moses has been presented with the Canadian Association of Broadcaster's 1998 CAB Gold Ribbon, Canadian private broadcasting's highest award to an individual; and the Hakone Impact Award for pioneering and championing Interactivity and NewMedia, by Apple Computer. At the same time, he has probably the largest collection of vintage TV sets in the world. His MZTV Museum encompasses 70 years of North American visual devices, TV receivers and associated popular culture. His Exhibition "Watching TV: Historic Televisions and Memorabilia from the MZTV Museum" has been on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa/Hull, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies as part of the 1997 Banff Television Festival and at the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal. The museum will take up permanent residence in the ChumCity Complex in the latter part of 2001.

Moses has been a producer, director and presenter for CBC Network Radio and Television; an Analyst for a venture capital fund; and an occasional theatrical and attractions impresario. "Tamara, the story you follow from room to room", was a new kind of three dimensional Live presentation, a "LivingMovie"™ that played in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Rome, Warsaw, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. "Tour of the Universe" adapted sophisticated six axis flight motion simulators for mass entertainment and education.

Moses is the on-air presenter for Citytv's syndicated first person television portrait series, "The Originals"; for Bravo!'s "Originals in Art" and for SPACE's "Originals in Space". His "TVTV: The Television Revolution", a three-hour blockbuster personal exploration of the struggle between the image and the printed word, had its premiere on Canada's Public Television Network, the CBC; and it has since also been seen in Portugal, Australia and Hong Kong. He has also appeared as an actor in the movies "Atlantic City" and "The Best Revenge".

Born in Kulab, Tajikistan. Arrived in Montreal, a post war "DP", in 1948. Formal education completed at McGill (Honours B.A.) and Harvard (M.A.) Universities. Holds a Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) from Athabasca University (Canada's foremost institution of higher learning in Distance Education)"For leadership and vision in the use of communication technologies to enhance the quality of social, cultural and educational life in Canada"; and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from York University for the significant contributions made to Canadian culture. Moses' future was foretold when he purchased the family's first television set with his Bar Mitzvah money.