- This event has passed.
LUNCHEON: Nova Scotia’s Net-Zero Future
September 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm ADT
Keynote with Minister of Natural Resources Canada, The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will address members of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce to share his views on Canada’s approach to enhancing energy security, accelerating our energy transition and creating sustainable jobs.
Minister Wilkinson will outline how the recently announced Regional Energy & Resource Tables will inform place-based strategies that will enable all regions of Canada to receive the significant economic benefits associated with the global transition to a net-zero economic future, in partnership with Provinces, Territories, indigenous communities, industry and academia.
Minister of Natural Resources Canada, The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson was first elected as the Member of Parliament for North Vancouver in 2015. He has previously served as Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
Raised in Saskatchewan, Minister Wilkinson spent more than 20 years in the private sector, holding leadership positions with a number of companies dedicated to the development of green technologies.
Minister Wilkinson’s work as CEO of both QuestAir Technologies and the former BioteQ Environmental Technologies (now BQE Water), in addition to his role as Senior Vice-President of Business Development with Nexterra, provided him with extensive experience in the energy and environmental technology sectors. He also previously worked at Bain & Company, a leading global management consultancy.
A Rhodes scholar, Minister Wilkinson made use of his educational background in public policy when he worked as a constitutional negotiator and a federal-provincial relations specialist for former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow. He has served on several industry and charitable boards, including United Way of the Lower Mainland and the BC Technology Industry Association. He also served as a board member and treasurer of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.
Minister Wilkinson has deep roots in North Vancouver, where he is raising his family alongside his wife, Tara.Register