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Canadian Members of the World Economic Forum

Canadian Members of the World Economic Forum
Canadian Members of the World Economic Forum

The initial intent of this page was to identify elected members of Canadian governments that were also members/participants in the World Economic Forum. As our research has continued, many more important connections have been found that we we feel are important to include to understand the reach and connections of the WEF within Canada. For this reason, they are included here.

The initial intent of this page was to identify elected members of Canadian governments that were also members/participants in the World Economic Forum. As our research has continued, many more important connections have been found that we we feel are important to include to understand the reach and connections of the WEF within Canada. For this reason, they are included here.

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Federal Government – Leadership

Justin Trudeau

Prime Minster of Canada

Liberal

Chrystia Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

WEF Board of Trustees

Liberal

Jagmeet Singh

Leader of the NDP

NDP

 
 

SPECIAL NOTES

 

Pierre Poilievre

PM Candidate

Conservative

***Poilievre was on the WEF website in 2021 but has since been removed. Read more here***

Maxime Bernier*

PPC

***We have not found evidence of membership at this time, however, Bernier did attend a WEF Annual meeting in January 2008. Read more here***

Federal Government – Elected

Rona Ambrose

Former Leader of the Opposition

Conservative

Edmonton Spruce Grove AB



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John Baird

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Conservative

Ottawa West Nepean ON

Went on to work for Chinese billionaire Richard Li

Terry Beech

Liberal

Burnaby North-Seymour BC






 

Scott Brison

Conservative 1997-2019

Kings Hants NS

Now Vice Chair BMO


Marie-Claude Bibeau

Liberal

Compton-Stanstead QC



Randy Boissonneault

Liberal

Edmonton Centre AB




Francois-Philippe Champagne

Liberal

Saint-Maurice – Champlain QC


 

Jean Charest

Conservative
Federal Minister 1984-1993
Deputy Prime Minister 1993
PC Leader 1995-1998
Premier of Quebec 2003-2012
Consultant for Huawei – 5G

Jim Flaherty

Conservative
1995-2004

Whitby Ajax ON

Deceased (late husband of Ontario MPP and Deputy Premier Christine Elliott)

Michelle Rempel Garner

Young Global Leader

Conservative

Calgary Nose Hill AB




Karina Gould

Liberal

Burlington ON







 

Ralph Goodale

Liberal
1974-2021

Ambassador to the UK

Patty Hadju

Liberal

Thunder Bay Superior North
Previous Minister of Health

Stephen Harper

Prime Minister of Canada
2006-2015



Ahmed Hussen

Liberal

York South – Weston ON


 

Dr. Helen Jaczek

Liberal

Markham-Stouffville ON

Melanie Joly

Liberal

Ahuntsic-Cartierville QC

Jason Kenney

Conservative

Parliamentary Secretary 2006
Priivy Council 2008
Minister Employment & Social Development 2008-2013
Minister National Defence 2015-2016
Premier Alberta 2019-Present

John Manley

Liberal 1988-2003

Ottawa South


 

James Moore

Conservative 2004-2015

Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam / Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam BC

Maryam Monsef

Liberal
2015-2021

Peterborough-Kawartha ON

Attended Davos with Trudeau in 2018

Bill Morneau

Liberal 2015-2020

Toronto Centre – (Resigned due to We Charity Scandal)




Blake Richards

Conservative

Banff-Airdrie AB






 

 

Andrew Scheer

Former Leader of the Opposition

Conservative

Regina-Qu’Appelle SK
(Removed from WEF Website Week of Feb 21/22)

Peter Van Loan

Conservative
2015-2018

Simcoe ON





Senate

Ratna Omidvar

Independent Senator

Appointed by
J Trudeau

Governor General

Mary Simon

Governor General of Canada
2021-Present

Other Government

Louise Arbour

Supreme Court of Ontario

Court of Appeal of Ontario


Dominic Barton

Canadian Ambassador to China

Chair Advisory Council on Economic Growth

Jennifer Blanke

Until 2019, member of the Canadian Government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth


Ailish Campbell

Young Global Leader

General Director at Finance Canada

Chief Trade Commissioner 2017

 

Wang Huiyao

President Centre for China

Globalization Canada Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and Greater China

Hugette Labelle

UN
Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments

Also See Education

Kevin Lynch

Clerk of Privy Council
Secretary to Cabinet & More

Also See Education


Catherine McKenna

Until 2021 Liberal Cabinet Minister

Privy Council


 

Fred Ninh

Global Shaper – Ottawa Hub
Senior Analyst at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Leslie Norton

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations



Renée Maria Tremblay

Senior Counsel to the Supreme Court of Canada



Terri Toyota

Consultant
Government of Canada
RCMP
UN


 

 

Mihaela Ulieru

Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada

Carleton University
Adjunct Research Professor

WEF Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development

Ontario

Doug Ford

Premier of Ontario

**Note – Ford was removed from the WEF website the week of Feb 22, 2022.

John Tory

Mayor of Toronto





Jim Watson

Mayor of Ottawa





Quebec

Philippe Couillard

Premier of Quebec 2014-2018

Valérie Plante

Mayor of Montreal



Manitoba

Greg Selinger

Premier of Manitoba
2009-2016

Saskatchewan

Brad Wall

Premier of Saskatchewan
2007-2020

Alberta

Jason Kenney

Conservative
Premier of Alberta
2019-Present

Also See Federal

Naheed Nenshi

Mayor of Calgary
2010-2021




Rachel Notley

NDP
Premier of Alberta 2015-2019
Leader of the Opposition of Alberta 2019-Present

Alison Redford

Conservative
Premier of Alberta
2011-2014



British Columbia

John Horgan

Premier of
British Columbia
2017-Present

Christy Clark

Premier of
British Columbia
2011-2017

Gregor Robertson

Mayor of Vancouver
2008-2018

New Brunswick

Brian Gallant

Premier of
New Brunswick
2014-2018

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland

Academic

Ajay Agrawal

University of Toronto
Professor
Roman School of Management







Dr. Sylvie Albert

Professor
University of Winnipeg







John M. Beck

Board Member of: -Chartered Public Accountants of Ontario – Prev Ontario Power Authority -Ontario Financing Authority Advisory Council
– School of Public Policy University of Calgary

Lisa F. Carver

Post Doctoral Fellow
Queen’s University









Elizabeth Caucutt

Associate Professor
Western University

Dr. Jacquelyn N. Coutré

Queen’s University
Assistant Professor

Christopher DeLuca

Queen’s University
Associate Dean
Associate Professor

Suzanne Fortier

McGill University
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Bryan Gaensler

Director
University of Toronto


Gillian Hadfield

University of Toronto
Professor of Law
Professor of Strategic Mgmt

Bonny Ibhawoh

McMaster University

Professor

Lene Kromann

University of Western Ontario
Assistant Professor

Hugette Labelle

University of Ottawa
Former Chancellor



Kevin Lynch

University of Waterloo Former Chair


Dr. Christopher Lyon

McGill University
Post Doctoral Researcher

Warren Mabee

Queens University
Director
Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy

Pamela Malins

University of New Brunswick
Assistant Professor
Western University
Instructor

Heather Monroe-Blum

McGill University

Principal Emerita


James Moore

University of Northern British Columbia
Chancellor
See also Federal Politician

Ryan P. Mulligan

Queen’s University
Associate Professor



Erin Oldford

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Assistant Professor



Nishin Nathwani

High School Student ON
Global Changemaker
British Council Global Changemakers

Constantine Passaris

University of New Brunswick
Professor


Paul Sherman

University Guelph Humber
Program Head



Daniela Pico

Curator
Toronto Ripen




Ishwar K. Puri

McMaster University

Dean of Engineering
Professor


Samantha Sherman

Simon Fraser University
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Simon Sherry

Dalhousie University
Professor




Matthias Spitzmuller

Queen’s University
Professor
Associate Professor







Kyla Tienheraa

Queen’s University
Research Chair









Mihaela Ulieru

Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada

Carleton University
Adjunct Research Professor

WEF Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development

John Whalley

Western University
Professor








Yanqiu Rachel Zhou

McMaster University

Professor

IT / AI

Jennifer Corriero

Taking IT Global

Philip Dawson

Element AI


Jean-Francois Gagné

Element AI /
JDA Software

Rafal Rohozinski

SecDev Group
Information Warfare Monitor
OpenNet Initiative
UN Advisor

Media – Includes International Membership

Pavel Drove

Telegram
VKontakte



Salimah Yvette Ebrahim

Reporter
CBC, Reuters, Globe and Mail, Cairo Times, A&E

Wency Leung

Staff Reporter
Globe and Mail



Alison Loat

AI Media
OPTrust (Pension)



Giovanna Mingarelli

Reporter
CBC Radio Canada
Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, The Hill Times

Mark Zuckerberg

Meta
(Facebook
Instagram)


Healthcare

Lou Pagnutti

Member of the Board: Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation

Finance – Canada

Pavel Bains

Bluezelle Networks (Blockchain)



David Creighton

Chairman of Board of Directors
Convergence Blended Finance

Brett House

Deputy Chief Economist
Scotiabank

 
Emmanuel Jimenez

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Kevin Lynch

Bank of Montreal
(BMO)


David McKay

CEO
Royal Bank Canada
(RBC)

 

Lou Pagnutti

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young Canada

Bill Stephenson

De Lage Landen

Jo Taylor

CEO
Teachers’ Pension Plan

Puninda Thind

Delphi Group


Global Affairs

Mina Akrami

Global Affairs –
University of Toronto
World Bank


Elissa Goldberg

Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy
Global Affairs Canada

Christopher Logan

Young Global Leader
Freight & Logistics Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa

Kevin McKinley

Standards Council of Canada



 

Robert Muggah

Igarapé, UN and World Bank advisor

Business / Organizations