Agnes DiLeonardi - Mazda Canada Inc.

Agnes Di Leonardi is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Mazda Canada Inc. with overall responsibility for legal compliance, corporate governance and government relations matters and a member of the Executive Team. A corporate-commercial lawyer, her 25 year career has been in both private practice (with a large Bay Street firm) and as an in-house corporate counsel. Agnes has a reputation for adding value to the business and for taking initiative.

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Hon. Mary Collins P.C. - BC Healthy Living Alliance

From 1984 - 93 Mary served as a Member of the Canadian Parliament representing the constituency of Capilano – Howe Sound in BC. From 1989-93 she was a Cabinet Minister and was the first woman to hold the position of Associate Minister of National Defence. She also served as Minister of Health, Status of Women, Western Economic Diversification and Minister of State for Environment.

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Kerry Harris - ReBoot Consulting

Kerry spent the majority of her over two decades long marketing communications career either building her own international communications management firm with a partner or working with major agencies and brands, before deciding to take her extensive channel neutral marketing experience working with government, consumer packaged goods, quick service restaurants, not for profit, and other private sector clients and marrying it with her brand strategy experience to form a unique consulting group.

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Linda Haslam-Stroud RN - Ontario Nurses' Association

Linda Haslam-Stroud, a long-time nursing leader, political activist and nursing advocate, is currently serving her eleventh year as President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), which is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

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Hemi Mitic MVO - H.M. Consilium

Hemi Mitic recently retired from his position as Assistant to the President of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and is currently a Labour Relations consultant. Hemi started as a welder at a Lear Corp. auto parts plant in Kitchener, Ont., in 1967. He became president of Local 1524 and eventually led the region's labour council before joining the CAW staff in 1981. Appointed as national director of organizing in 1986 and then as an assistant to president in 1992 until his departure in 2009.

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Tony Stikeman - Retired, former Chairman of Tactix Government Relations and Public Affairs

Tony Stikeman began his career in 1970 as Special Assistant to the Hon. C.M. (Bud) Drury, President of the Treasury Board. Between 1973 and 1988, he worked in the energy sector for Canadian Arctic Gas, a Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline consortium; and for Shell Canada in government affairs, strategic planning and economics in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa. Between 1988 and 1995, he developed his consulting career with two Ottawa-based government relations firms.

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Robert F. Taylor LVO CA - McTay Holdings Ltd.

Robert Taylor became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1965. Following 2 years in public practice in Calgary he joined Shell Canada Limited to begin what turned out to be a 30 year career with the company. In 1993 he became President of Shell Canada Products Limited until his retirement in 1996.

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