First-ever ranking of Top 20 influencers in Canada's greenhouse gas
TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - The debate surrounding climate change and its
potential impact on Canada's future has begun to boil. But while many are
clamouring to be heard, only a small, select group of people have the power
and influence to shape this country's policies and action on the issue. This
month, Financial Post Business magazine cuts through the chatter to reveal -
and to rank - the most influential players in its Climate Change Power List.
Financial Post Business magazine's Climate Change Power List is the
first-ever, up-to-the-moment ordering of the 20 Canadians - pros, cons,
academics, politicians, business leaders, environmentalists and lobbyists -
with the most influence on policy-making, public opinion, spending decisions
and backroom dealings on the climate change issue.
Financial Post Business's Climate Change Power List ranks the following
Canadians as its top five:
1. Stephen Harper - Prime Minister of Canada
2. David Suzuki - Geneticist, broadcaster, crusader
3. Jim Prentice - Federal Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs
4. Stéphane Dion - Liberal Party leader, Leader of the Official
5. David Keith - Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment,
University of Calgary
Readers have a chance to voice their thoughts about the listing and who
they think are Canada's top 20 climate-change power brokers at
financialpostbusiness.com. There, on a dedicated discussion page, they can say
who they think was missed, who's overrated or underrated, and who is their No.
"Few would argue that climate change has become one of the most prominent
and pressing issues on the national and international stage," writes Brian
Banks, Financial Post Business Editor, in this month's issue. "Voices being
heard now and decisions being made with regard to emissions-reduction
strategies and timetables could determine who wins the next federal election,
our long-term economic future, the course we chart for Canada globally and,
most important, what becomes of the Earth's climate."
Also in the April issue of Financial Post Business:
Canada's No.1 compensation consultant, Ken Hugessen, blows the whistle on
inflated CEO play. Hugessen is a reformed sinner, attacking conflicts in the
system he once exploited.
The April issue of Financial Post Business magazine is available in
today's edition of National Post and online at financialpostbusiness.com.
About National Post
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company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global
Television network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers,
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For further information:
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