Panel discussions

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EVENT REGISTRATION

Panel Discussion #1: 1:00pm, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Arctic Economic Development: Are we prepared for both the challenges and opportunities?

Climate change is creating both challenges and opportunities for economic development in the Arctic.  Leaders from various sectors will present and discuss their perspectives regarding how Canada can position itself to take advantage of these opportunities while at the same time preparing for the challenges. Infrastructure such as rail lines, deep water ports; regional and international trade; tourism; and development of renewable and non renewable resources will be considered.  Participation with the audience will highlight the role of science in the preparation for Arctic economic development at both the local and international levels.

Moderator: Minister Jim Carr
Panelists:

Mr. Murad Al-Katib, Arctic Gateway
Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot, Observatoire de la politique et la securite de l’Arctique (CIRRIQ)
Mayor Michael Spence, Town of Churchill
Mayor Simionie Sammurtok, Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet

Panel Discussion #1: 1:00pm, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Arctic Economic Development: Are we prepared for both the challenges and opportunities?

Climate change is creating both challenges and opportunities for economic development in the Arctic.  Leaders from various sectors will present and discuss their perspectives regarding how Canada can position itself to take advantage of these opportunities while at the same time preparing for the challenges. Infrastructure such as rail lines, deep water ports; regional and international trade; tourism; and development of renewable and non renewable resources will be considered.  Participation with the audience will highlight the role of science in the preparation for Arctic economic development at both the local and international levels.

Moderator: Minister Jim Carr
Panelists:

Mr. Murad Al-Katib, Arctic Gateway
Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot, Observatoire de la politique et la securite de l’Arctique (CIRRIQ)
Mayor Michael Spence, Town of Churchill
Mayor Simionie Sammurtok, Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet