CanREA webinar: Election 2021 debrief: The people, policies and politics that will shape the months ahead

October 20, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

In the days following Canada’s 2021 election, a new cabinet will be named, mandate letters will be delivered and near-term priorities will emerge. Whatever form Canada’s next government takes, the scope and pace of Canada’s energy transition will remain a core issue. Join Sussex Strategy Group’s team of federal government experts, in partnership with the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, for a webinar presentation and discussion of the people, policies and politics that will shape the months ahead.

Speakers

Chris Benedetti
Managing Partner, Sussex Strategy Group

Chris is well regarded as one of Canada’s most knowledgeable public affairs consultants. With experience in both federal and provincial governments, Chris provides an in-depth insight and expertise into various policy development and political processes. He has advised a diverse range of domestic and international clients and, since 1999, he has led client efforts on energy-related policy, regulatory and procurement matters. 

Chris has helped clients not only better understand the policy and political imperatives that are the basis for decisions surrounding system planning and procurement but has also assisted in working with government and its agencies to amend policies where and when warranted; in complying with various rules and requirements; and in liaising with affected local stakeholders and communities.

Devin McCarthy
Senior Vice President and Federal Practice Lead, Sussex Strategy Group

Devin has spent almost fifteen years working in the Nation’s Capital on a wide range of federal policy issues, including in the energy, environment, agriculture, industry, and technology spheres. Today, Devin serves as a Vice President at Sussex, overseeing the Federal Government Relations practice and heading up the Ottawa office. Devin supports a diverse roster of clients in navigating the federal political, policy, regulatory and funding landscape. He is adept at finding common ground between client and government to connect commercial outcomes with pressing political agendas. Devin also oversees the work of a team of consultants based in Ottawa.

Bonnie Hiltz
Vice President and Energy Practice Lead, Sussex Strategy Group

Bonnie Hiltz has over 15 years of experience working in Ontario’s electricity sector. Since 2005, Bonnie has been intimately involved with the evolution of electricity supply policies, having worked at both the Ministry of Energy and the Ontario Power Authority (now the IESO). She has contributed to the design and implementation of the coal phase-out strategy and multiple supply procurements. She was also involved in contract management functions for billions of dollars of supply agreements with the OPA/IESO. Bonnie left the public sector in 2014 to oversee Government and Regulatory Affairs for a major international utility and energy services provider. In this role she advised on supply and decarbonization policies and assisted business development efforts across Canada.

In her current role Bonnie serves a number of clients in the energy sector as they navigate the complex government and regulatory environment. She has served on the Boards of CanSIA and CanWEA, has served as a mentor for young professionals, and has volunteered her time for a variety of organizations focused on topics ranging from renewable energy education to newcomer services.

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This event is sponsored by Sussex Strategy Group.