Continental Divide? Canadian and US Views on Energy and Climate Change

Event Date: February 23, 2011 | Ottawa, Ontario

The Public Policy Forum - Sustainable Prosperity Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change

7:30 am - 10:00 am
Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites
Algonquin Room

Energy and climate change continue to be among the most pressing issues that face the global community. For Canadians these issues are of utmost importance not just as consumers of energy but also as a major energy exporter. It has become imperative for Canadian policymakers and business leaders to closely follow domestic and international policy developments and public views on energy and climate change.


To contribute to an informed debate, this event will feature the results of the Public Policy Forum - Sustainable Prosperity Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change and its American counterpart. These ground breaking academic studies are the first of their kind to explicitly compare public opinions on climate change science and policy in Canada and the US; and will provide a basis for discussing energy and environmental policy directions for North America. The breakfast roundtable will engage policy makers, researchers, NGOs, and business leaders who have an interest in these policies. Following the initial release and roundtable, an in-depth analysis of the survey results and implications will appear in publications by the Brookings Institution in the United States and the Public Policy Forum in Canada among others.


7:30 – 8:00 Light Breakfast & Networking
8:00 – 8:05 Introductory Remarks

  • Paul Ledwell, Executive Vice President, Public Policy Forum

8:05 – 8:35 Presentation and Comparison of: National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change

  • Chris Borick, Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion The Public Policy Forum - Sustainable Prosperity Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change]
  • Érick Lachapelle, Université de Montréal

8:35 – 9:10 Panel Response

  • Alex Wood, Senior Director, Policy and Markets, Sustainable Prosperity
  • David McLaughlin, President and CEO, NRTEE
  • Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

9:10 – 9:55 Discussion
9:55 – 10:00 Concluding Remarks and Thank you

  • Andrew Bevan, Executive Director, Sustainable Prosperity



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