Michael Cleland delivered this lecture on Canadian energy policy at the Asia Pacific Hall in SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, on May 23, 2013.
The talk was part of "Thinking Forward: The 40th Anniversary Max Bell Essays and Lectures." In this series, three exceptional Canadians each produced an essay and lecture about a public policy issue critical to the country’s future. It was announced in celebration of the foundation’s 40th anniversary, and in honour of the thousands of charities across the country that work every day to improve Canadian society.
Michael Cleland’s talk was co-presented by Max Bell Foundation and the Literary Review of Canada, in association with Carbon Talks, and builds on his essay of the same name (reviewcanada.ca/cleland), first published in the May 2013 issue of the LRC.
About Max Bell Foundation:
Max Bell was an athlete, McGill alumnus, oilman, newspaper publisher and philanthropist. The foundation that bears his name was established in 1972 with a gift from his estate valued at $17 million. Since then, under the stewardship of its Directors, the Foundation has made hundreds of grants to charities across Canada, totalling more than $75 million. To find out more about the foundation and its work, visit maxbell.org.
About the LRC:
Published since 1991, the award-winning LRC magazine is the country’s leading forum for discussion and debate about books, culture, ideas and public affairs. The Literary Review of Canada Charitable Organization also hosts public lectures and conversations, and co-produces Spur. Launched this year, Spur is the country’s first national festival of politics, art and ideas. For more details, visit reviewcanada.ca and spurfestival.ca.