The Honorable Joe Oliver, PC, MP, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada

Canada and the United States have a long history of partnership and the two countries represent the largest trade relationship in the world. Energy security is an increasingly important factor on both sides of the border, especially as Canada has become the largest supplier of oil, natural gas, and uranium to the United States. The joint commitment to reliable and clean energy development remains a priority for both President Obama and Prime Minister Harper. Yet 2013 represents a critical year as President Obama contemplates the United States’ involvement with the Keystone XL oil pipeline expansion. While Canada awaits a decision, they are aggressively working to create new markets to diversify their energy exports, especially to Asian Pacific countries, including China, India, and Japan. What is next for the energy partnership between the United States and Canada?

The Honorable Joe OliverThe Honorable Joe Oliver was appointed minister of natural resources in May 2011 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2011. Prior to his election, Oliver had a career in investment banking at organizations including Merrill Lynch and the Ontario Securities Commission. He was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, and held executive positions at the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Securities Associations and the Consultative Committee of the International Association of Securities Commissions. Oliver obtained both his BA and BCL at McGill University and his MBA at the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

   TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013


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