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Speaker(s): Joe Oliver
Chair: Dr Richard Perkins

Recorded on 20 October 2011 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will discuss Canada as a reliable, responsible contributor to global energy security and economic stability. The Minister will give an overview of Canada's energy resources including the strategic importance of oil sands and current global oil demand. He will also explore trade and investment opportunities as well as highlight the importance Canada places on responsible development of energy resources.

Minister Oliver was appointed Minister of Natural Resources on May 18, 2011. Prior to his election to Parliament, Minister Oliver had a career in the investment banking industry. He obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Civil Law at McGill University and was called to the Quebec Bar and later graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

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