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Media Advisory: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Speak at Smart Prosperity Kick Off

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New Initiative of Canadian Leaders Launches in the Lead up to First Ministers Meeting

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) -

WHAT:
Media conference to introduce Smart Prosperity, a new initiative to address Canada's economic and environmental challenges, and the release of Smart Prosperity's first report.
WHEN: March 1, 2016
9:00am PST - event starts promptly
NOTES FOR MEDIA:
Doors open at 8:00am PST
Doors close promptly at 8:30am PST
WHERE:
Telus Garden - 24th floor, 510 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3

WHO:

  • Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Smart Prosperity co-chairs, Lorraine Mitchelmore, Former President & Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada, Annette Verschuren, CEO,NRStor, Former President, Home Depot Canada and Stewart Elgie, Professor, University of Ottawa, Chair, Sustainable Prosperity.
  • Smart Prosperity leaders including: Arlene Dickinson, CEO, Venture Communication, Phil Fontaine, Special Advisor, Royal Bank of Canada, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, Vicky Sharpe, Founding President & CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Kali Taylor, Founding Executive Director, Student Energy, Ed Whittingham, Executive Director, Pembina Institute.
  • Other spokespeople include: Andrea Goertz, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, TELUS, Andrée-Lise Méthot and Denis Leclerc (on behalf of SWITCH, the Alliance for a Green Economy in Quebec.).

WHY IT MATTERS:

In the days before the Prime Minister gathers with First Ministers in a meeting that will define Canada's transition to a clean economy, a group of influential Canadians are launching a new initiative-Smart Prosperity-to help accelerate this critical economic shift.

For more information about Smart Prosperity visit smartprosperity.ca

Participate in the conversation on Twitter @smartprosperity #NewThinking

For More Information and to Arrange Interviews:
Jennifer Wesanko
604.347.5988
jkwcommunications@gmail.com