Immediately prior to this, John was the President & CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the national trade association for Canada’s solar energy industries. In this position, he oversaw all of CanSIA’s activities including government affairs, research, communications and industry leadership.
Before joining CanSIA, he was the Senior Vice President of Empower Energies, an innovative, global integrator of energy systems.
John serves as Canada’s Designate to the International Energy Agency (Executive Committee – PVPS), and sits on the Executive Council of the Canadian Council on Renewable Energy. He has served as a director on the boards of numerous community and corporate organizations, including one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.
John has been recognized as one of Canada’s CLEAN50 and is the recipient of the “40 Under 40” business award for excellence in business practices. He was awarded the designation of Climate Project Ambassador by Nobel Laureate Al Gore in 2008.
- Company:President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Association
BEFORE THE BELL AND COVID-19
In recognizing the need for social distancing and the health interest of our attendees, guests and our partners in production, Before the Bell will be temporarily suspending production in front of an in-studio audience. However, because Before the Bell deals with issues that will continue to affect Canadians long after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, we will continue to produce our show and stream it live online for policy makers and all Canadians to engage and enjoy.
Sixth Estate | Before the Bell is uniquely positioned to continue operation. Different from other live events, the show has always engaged its in-studio and online audience using innovative technologies and audience engagement methods. Audiences will still be able to ask questions of our panelists and participate in live polling just like being in the room.
We are currently working with our edition sponsors and foundational partners including the National Arts Centre to continue production. Please continue to enjoy the program
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