Ontario, Québec, Electricity and Climate Change: Advancing the Dialogue

Video from the January 9th 'Advancing the Dialogue' Workshop is now available at the following link:

Watch the Video

Unfortunately, Steven Guilbeault was unable to attend, but Colleen Kaiser, a York FES Ph.D student, gave a presentation to round out the workshop.  In all, it was a very informative seminar.SEI Jan 9 - (dec. 11)

Please check out the videos to see various different angles on the opportunities for - and difficulties of - collaboration between Ontario and Quebec in the electricity sector.

Also, don't forget, a follow up workshop is scheduled for April 10 at HEC Montréal to give the Ontario perspective on collaboration.  To register to attend the workshop or access the webinar, please visit this page.




The possibilities for closer cooperation between Ontario and Quebec around electricity and climate change issue have drawn increasing attention over the past few months. Following up on SEI's initial May 2014 workshop on these issues, this event aims to deepen our understanding the political, economic, environmental and technical barriers and opportunities associated with strengthening the relationship between the Ontario and Quebec electricity systems, particularly in the context of the potential for wider collaboration between the provinces around climate change and transitions to a low-carbon economy. The workshop is specifically designed to bring Quebec perspectives on these issues to Ontario.

Register for the event here.

Confirmed Speakers:

Jeffery Simpson, National Columnist, the Globe and Mail, author of Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge

Steven Guilbeault, Senior Director, Equiterre.

Normand Mousseau, Professor, Université de Montréal; Co-President, Quebec Commission on Energy Issues.

Pierre-Oliver Pineau, Chair in Energy Sector Management, HEC Montreal

Mark Winfield, Co-Chair, Sustainable Energy Initiative, York University (Moderator)

Date and Time: 8:30AM-10:30AM January 9, 2015

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Centre, 26th Floor, 1 Dundas West, Toronto, Ontario.

See here for more details. 

Webcast access available upon request. 

For more information contact James Gaede (jgaede@yorku.ca)