The Honourable Jim Prentice, Federal Minister of the Environment will join more than 100 influential Canadian business and political leaders to debate the challenges of addressing climate change amidst worldwide economic turmoil and political change in the United States at the sixth annual Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum on November 28, 2008.
The prestigious forum will feature remarks by:
- The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, Regional Minister for Southern Alberta
- Pete Wilson, former US Senator and Governor of California
- Nancy Southern, President and Chief Executive Officer ATCO Group and Canadian Utilities Ltd.
- Murray Edwards, Vice-Chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., and owner of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
- Perry Spitznagel, Vice-Chair and Managing Partner (Calgary), Bennett Jones LLP
"During these volatile economic times, it continues to be critical for our business leaders to keep the issue of climate change at the forefront of the agenda,” said Perry Spitznagel, a former ski racer who was instrumental in launching the Forum. "With a president-elect who campaigned on reducing America's dependence on overseas oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a Canadian government that has proposed an integrated North American strategy, Canada's role on the issue of climate change will be pivotal in the coming months."
The prestigious forum also promotes awareness of world class ski racing and Alpine Canada Alpin, which focuses on programs designed to make Canada a world-leading alpine ski racing country ready to deliver Olympic medals in Whistler, B.C. in 2010.
“Lake Louise and the majestic Canadian Rockies offer an unmatched setting for business leaders to discuss issues important to our country while also attending the dynamic first men's World Cup speed events of the season,” said Gary Allan, President of Alpine Canada Alpin. “The weekend offers unique opportunities to showcase our sport, our athletes, and to raise much-needed funds to defray increased travel costs and the huge currency impact of the rising Euro.”