Canada plays a unique role in the global energy system. What are the unique qualities that Canada possesses that, taken together, would contribute to ensuring that Canada becomes and remains a Clean Energy Superpower?


  • Official start and welcome by Toby Heaps, Editor in Chief,
  • Corporate Knights
  • Opening remarks from moderator Evan Solomon
  • Panelist presentations
  • Moderated discussion on panelists’ ideas with audience participation
  • Wrap up with Evan Solomon
  • Official close and thanks by Sophie Brochu, President and
  • Chief Executive Officer, Gaz Métro


Jean Charest was first elected to Canada’s Parliament 25 years ago, where he served as minister of youth and amateur sport, deputy prime minister and minister of the environment.In 1998, Jean Charest was elected MNA in the provincial riding of Sherbrooke and became the leader of the opposition. Since 2003, he has been Premier of Quebec. His actions show that he is a firm believer in sustainable development and protecting the environment.
Sophie Brochu
Sophie Brochu has been active in the energy industry for more than 20 years.Since February 2007, Sophie Brochu has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro.
Johanne Gélinas
Having joined Deloitte in February 2007, Johanne Gélinas leads the Montreal office’s Sustainability & climate change group. This group helps Canadian businesses stay one step ahead and adopt a proactive approach to managing environmental and sustainability issues.
Jacques Lamarre
Mr. Lamarre was president and chief executive officer of the global engineering and construction firm SNC Lavalin from 1996 to 2009. Prior to his appointment as chief executive officer of SNC Lavalin, he held a number of engineering and executive positions with the firm and its predecessor since 1967.
Hugo Séguin
For the past 15 years, Hugo has worked in government and financial settings in Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal, notably for the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Quebec’s environment ministry. He studied international affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Ottawa) and political science at the University of Montreal.