We are pleased to announce that Gary Doer will serve as a Keynote Speaker at our BOABC Trade Show, Education Conference & AGM taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Vancouver TUE MAY28 – FRI MAY31, 2019. On the afternoon of THU MAY30th, Mr. Doer will provide insight on Canada-US Trade & Cooperation and on Federal-Provincial Relations & in particular how this affects the general economy & the political, construction & building environments in BC.
Gary A. Doer is a corporate director. He is a director of Air Canada, IGM Financial Inc., Great-West Lifeco Inc., Power Corporation of Canada and Power Financial Corporation. He is also Senior Business Advisor to the law firm Dentons Canada LLP. Previously, Mr. Doer served as the Canadian ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2016 and participated in the negotiations of the Canada-U.S. new border agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership tentative agreement. Mr. Doer also served as the 20th Premier of Manitoba from 1999 to 2009. He was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in 1986 and during his tenure, he served as Minister of Urban Affairs and Minister of Crown Investments. From 1979 to 1986, Mr. Doer was the President of the Manitoba Government Employees’ Association.
Mr. Doer is a Canadian member of the Trilateral Commission and serves as Co-Chair of the Wilson Centre’s Canada Institute, a non-partisan public policy forum focused on Canada-U.S. relations. In 2010, he became a Member of the Order of Manitoba and, in 2011, he received a distinguished diplomatic service award from the World Affairs Council.