CIGI and the David Suzuki Foundation in Montréal will co-host a lecture featuring CIGI Senior Fellow Jeff Rubin.

The Canadian oil sands have some of the highest costs of production in the world. In a global context where large amounts of conventional oil is still present within global markets yet prices are declining, will Canadian oil maintain its economic importance? In a global economy already oriented towards clean technology and low carbon fuels, countries who refuse to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels are at risk of seeing their competitiveness  reduced significantly.

Panel:

- Jeff Rubin, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
- Karel Mayrand, Director General, Quebec & Atlantic Canada, David Suzuki Foundation
- François Delorme, Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Sherbrooke
- Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House, The Royal Insitute of International Affairs 

The panel will be moderated by Laure Waridel, co-founder of Équiterre and executive director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Sustainable Development Operationalization (CIRODD).

* Please note that Mr. Rubin will present in English, while other panelists may speak in French.

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Jeff Rubin

CIGI Senior Fellow

Jeff Rubin is a CIGI senior fellow. A Canadian economist and bestselling author, Jeff is a world-leading energy expert and former chief economist and chief strategist at CIBC World Markets.

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