CCL-Canada kicks off ‘Carbon Fee Prosperity’; live stream Sunday

Participants work during Saturday's session at the Second Annual CCL-Canada Conference held in Ottawa's City Hall. (Photo by Christine Penner Polle)

Participants work during Saturday’s session at the Second Annual CCL-Canada Conference held in Ottawa’s City Hall. (Photo by Christine Penner Polle)

CCL-Canada kicks off ‘Carbon Fee Prosperity’ conference; live stream Sunday

Fresh on the heels of a successful lobbying week in Washington, DC, the spotlight turns to Ottawa this weekend as Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada opens its second national conference with the theme of “Carbon Fee Prosperity.”

There are 65 participants gathered in the Canadian Capital to prepare for lobbying members of Parliament on Monday and Tuesday. They’re hearing from speakers like climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (by Skype), CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds, clean tech investor Tom Rand, author of Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis, and member of Parliament Bruce Hyer.

The conference is being held in Ottawa’s City Hall, and Sunday’s sessions will be streamed live on YouTube (below).

Schedule of Sunday’s events:

9:00 am -2:00 pm Registration- Pre-Function Area
9:30 – 10:00Opening Comments: Cathy Orlando, Gerry Labelle, Salina Mathur and Ottawa City Councillor David Chernushenko
10:00 – 10:30Skype Appearance from Dr. Katharine Hayhoe – Texas Tech University, Canadian climate scientist, author of “A climate for change” and advisory board member, Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
10:30– 11:30Morning Keynote: “Tragedy in the Commons” Michael MacMillan, Acting Director, co-founder and chair of Samara Canada. Samara is a non-partisan charitable organization that works to improve political participation in Canada.
11:30 -12:30The Way Forward – Mark Reynolds, Executive Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby
12:30 – 1:30Lunch (On your own) or Funders Lunch (Breakout Room)
1:30 – 2:15Afternoon Keynote: Tom Rand, author of “Waking the Frog”
2:15 – 3:45Tom Rand will then join an Economics Panel on carbon pricing that includes: Celine Bak (President of Analytica Advisors),
Stewart Elgie (Sustainable Prosperity, University of Ottawa and the Ecofiscal Commision), Professor Christopher Ragan ( CD Howe Institute, McGill and the Ecofiscal Commision) and Professor David Robinson (Institute for Northern Ontario Research and Development and Laurentian University). The panel discussion will be facilitated by Gerry Labelle. If you have a questions for the panelists, please write it down and we will do our best to pick diverse and interesting question from those submitted.
3:45 – 4:15CCL PRESS CONFERENCE Note that the break out room will be open all day for interviews with the press .
3:45 to 4:15Coffee and Tea break and mingling with guest speakers
4:30 – 5:00Closing comments. MP Bruce Hyer and Cathy Orlando