The Seventh Annual Douglas C. Frith Fundraising Dinner took place at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa on October 19, 2011. Award-winning CBC business journalist Amanda Lang spoke about Canada's innovation dilemma to an audience of more than 300 senior representatives of Canada's business community, serving Senators and Members of the House of Commons, former Parliamentarians, senior public servants and youth representatives.
Welcoming Remarks Mr. Léo Duguay
President, Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians
Introduction of Guest Speaker
The Honourable Andrew Scheer, M.P.
Speaker of the House of Commons
Ms. Amanda Lang
"Canada's Innovation Dilemma"
Thank You to Guest Speaker
Mr. Russell Williams, President, Rx&D, Presenting Sponsor
Mr. Léo Duguay
Conclusion of Dinner
Left, the dinner took place at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Right, guest speaker Amanda Lang spoke about Canada's innovation dilemma.
Left, CAFP President Léo Duguay. Right, Russell Williams, President, Rx&D, Presenting Sponsor.
Left, CAFP Educational Foundation President Francis LeBlanc is interviewed. Right, the Honourable Otto Lang with daughters Elizabeth and Amanda.
Patrons and Sponsors
The Educational Foundation of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians would like to thank our 2011 Presenting Sponsor for their generous contribution.
We would also like to thank our 2011 Dinner Patrons for their generous contributions.
And our thanks to our 2011 Dinner Sponsors:
Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Construction Association
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
De Beers Canada
Genworth Financial Canada
Global Public Affairs
Pratt & Whitney Canada
RBC Financial Group
Sussex Strategy Group
The Mining Association of Canada
VIA Rail Canada Inc.