Post-Election Panel: Implications for Canada and Alberta
Following the recent Federal election there is no shortage of important and polarizing campaign topics – pipelines and energy regulations, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade, environment and climate change, regional alienation, etc. – and the outcome could have significant market implications for both our nation and our province. Join CIRI Alberta and panel guests Hugh McFadyen, Principal at Longview Communications, Scott Wenger, Director of Government Relations at Suncor Energy and Michael Mazar, Analyst at BMO Capital Markets for an in-depth discussion on election results and the path forward. The panel will be moderated by Nigel Hannaford, Government Relations Director at Painted Pony Energy Ltd. We're certain you'll leave the session reflecting on what the election results also mean for you and your company; and what you may need to start doing and messaging differently. This event is eligible for 2 CEUs.
This event is $25 for CIRI members; $55 for non-members.
Nigel Hannaford is a Government Relations Director at Painted Pony Energy. Nigel spent six years as Manager, Speechwriting in the Stephen Harper PMO, and for the previous 34 years he worked for Conrad Black in a variety of journalistic and managerial positions, latterly as a columnist and member of the editorial board at The Calgary Herald. For a few years following immigration to Canada, he drove a bed truck in northeastern BC for Tompkins Contracting. Born and educated in Great Britain, he holds a B.Sc in Politics and international Studies from the University of Southhampton.
Hugh McFadyen is a Principal based in the Calgary office. His practice involves supporting clients with significant public affairs and strategic communications challenges in the energy, resource, transportation, technology and healthcare sectors. His diverse experience includes major transaction and project approvals, litigation and public inquiry issue management, foreign investment risk assessment and policy and regulatory reform. Hugh's prior career spanned roles as a senior advisor to a western Canadian Premier, legal experience in London, UK and Winnipeg, Manitoba, and six years of public service as leader of Manitoba's Official Opposition. He has degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Manitoba, is an alumnus of the US State Department International Distinguished Visitor's Program (IDVP) and is a recipient of the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Scott Wenger is Director of Government Relations for Suncor Energy Inc. His accountabilities include advocacy for Suncor's various interests in Alberta, B.C. and in Washington D.C. Scott has worked with Suncor for more than eight years following six years as a senior political staffer for a Federal cabinet Minister. He is originally from Calgary and is active in the community including his service on other various boards, including the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival and the Banff Forum, which he chairs.
Michael Mazar, CA, CFA is an equity research analyst with BMO Capital Markets and has been covering the Oil and Gas Services sector since 2004. Prior to joining BMO, Mike held various positions at Deutsche Bank, Akita Drilling and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.