2011 PAAC Annual Conference

The Art and Science of Public Affairs

Date: May 4, 2011
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, Ontario
Agenda (pdf)

7:30 am Registration, continental breakfast
8:00 Session One: Lobbyists Code of Conduct, Rule 8: An Evaluation
Kerri Froc, Staff Lawyer, Law Reform and Equity, Canadian Bar Association
Robin Sears, Senior Partner, Navigator Ltd.
Moderator – Stephen Andrews
9:00 Session Two: Technology Tools to Make You Better
Stefan Baranski, Principal, Counsel Public Affairs
Brett Bell, Principal, Grassroots Online
Moderator – Bernie Morton
10:00 Refreshment break
10:15 Keynote Address: “Lobbyists, Lawyers and Legal Compliance:
Is everyone playing by same the rules?”

Guy Giorno, Partner, Fasken Martineau, and former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada
Moderator – John Capobianco
11:30 Award of Distinction Luncheon
2010 Recipient, John Weir, Vice Chair, Enterprise Canada
Toronto Board of Trade, West Ballroom

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13:45 Session Three: NIMBYism and the Grassroots Challenge
Greg Lyle, Managing Partner, The Innovative Research Group Inc.
Randi Rahamin, Vice President, Bridgepoint Group Ltd.
Moderator – Michelle Wasylyshen
14:45 Session Four: Round table – Ontario 2011: Scanning the Election Horizon
Howard Hampton, MPP, Rainy River
Lisa MacLeod, MPP, Nepean Carleton
Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Ottawa Centre
Moderator – Harvey Cooper
15:45 Refreshment break
16:00 “Art” in Public Affairs
Terry Fallis, award winning author and Vice Chairman, Thornley Fallis
Moderator – Andrew Pask
17:30–19:00 President’s Reception