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Canada Institute Advisory Board

The Canada Institute is unique in its dedication to producing actionable ideas that integrate new research into policy issues of bilateral importance. The Institute relies on its Advisory Board for insight, agenda-setting, and guidance. Comprised of proven leaders in business, diplomacy, public policy, and scholarship, the Advisory Board meets formally twice each year. Membership in the Advisory Board enables your organization to be an active participant in the ongoing dialogue between Canada and the United States, and provides access to a marketplace of ideas where we convene today’s brightest minds to discuss the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing the policy community.

Advisory Board Members

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Hon. Rona Ambrose

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Deputy Chairwoman, TD Global Securities; Former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons
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Hon. James Blanchard

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Partner and Co-Chair, Government Affairs Practice Group, DLA Piper; Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada
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Hon. Jean Charest

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP; Former Premier of Québec
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Hon. Raymond Chrétien

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States; Companion to the Order of Canada
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Olivier Desmarais

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
CEO and Chairman, Power Sustainable
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Chris Doornbos

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
CEO and Director, E3 Lithium
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Charles F. Doran

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
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Alice Enders

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Director of Research, Enders Analysis
Drew Fagan

Drew Fagan

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
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Mike Fernandez

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Enbridge
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Hon. Gordon D. Giffin

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Partner, Dentons; Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Victor Gomez

Victor Gomez

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Assistant Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Sun Life Financial
Paul Hill

Paul Hill

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
President, Chairman, and CEO, The Hill Companies
Hon. David Jacobson

Hon. David Jacobson

Trustee, Wilson Center;
Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group; Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada  
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Craig Kelly

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Senior Director, International Government Relations, ExxonMobil Corporation; Former U.S. Ambassador to Chile
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Hon. Michael F. Kergin

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Senior Business Advisory, Bennett Jones LLP; Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States
Dave Lye

Dave Lye

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Vice-President, External Affairs, Ovintiv
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Elise Maheu

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Head Government Affairs United States and Canada, Global Government Affairs, 3M Company
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Monica Masciantonio

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Vice President, Government Affairs, Scotiabank
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Hon. Bill Morneau

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Former Minister of Finance of Canada
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Ben Nicholson

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Vice President of Washington Operations, CAE
Randy Pettipas

Randy Pettipas

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
President & CEO, Global Public Affairs
Lisa Raitt

Lisa Raitt

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking, CIBC; Former Canadian Deputy Leader of the Opposition
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Jorge-Andres Rincon-Romero

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Manager, Country Risk and Government Relations, Newmont Corporation
Alexandra (Alex) Valderrama

Alexandra Valderrama

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Manager, Western Hemisphere, Chevron Corporation
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Omar Vargas

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Vice President & Head of Global Public Policy, General Motors Company
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Tamara Vrooman

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority
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Hon. David H. Wilkins

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member;
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada