BIV talks: Learn how the Oct. 21 election will impact business in B.C.


BIV Talks
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

V.I.A. sister publication Business In Vancouver is hosting one of their BIV Talks on the implications of the Oct. 21 federal election.

An expert panel will discuss the priorities of the federal government, as well as the impact of the election on business. It will examine why the campaign yielded its result, as well as what we can expect next from our federal parties for British Columbia.

Brittney Kerr, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group, will be one of the panelists. In the Prime Minister’s Office, Brittney advised senior government leaders on issues and files that intersected with B.C. and led teams crossing multiple ministries and departments. She also served as liaison for the Prime Minister’s Office with stakeholders, Indigenous communities, and other levels of government in B.C.

Mario Canseco, President, Research Co., will be another panelist. Mario Canseco has analyzed and conducted public opinion research since 2003, designing and managing research projects for clients across the private and public sectors. Starting in 2007, Mario’s work as an electoral forecaster in four different companies has resulted in 82 correct predictions of democratic processes in Canada and the United States, including the 2008, 2011 and 2019 Canadian federal elections, 18 Canadian provincial elections, the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite, and the 2012 and 2016 United States presidential elections.

Scott Lamb, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP and President, Conservative Party of Canada, will be the third moderator. Scott has served on the National Policy Committee of the Party and since 2008 he has served on the Executive of the Board of Directors of the North Vancouver Electoral District Association. He has also served as the President of the North Vancouver Electoral District Association and has been active as an organizer in Provincial and Federal elections. Scott is a strong proponent of the grass roots organization, ideas and values of the Conservative Party.

Kirk LaPointe, Editor-in-Chief, Business in Vancouver & Vice-President, Editorial, Glacier Media, will moderate the discussion. Kirk has led Canadian broadcast, print and media organizations for more than three decades, holding the senior editorial roles at CTV News, Southam News and The Hamilton Spectator.

BIV Talks: Post Election

When: Tuesday, Nov. 6 | 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cost: BIV Subscribers: $20 | Non-Subscribers: $25

For more information about the panelists and to buy tickets, visit here.