2021-02-17 14:00:00 2021-02-17 15:50:00 America/Los_Angeles Rebuilding the Local Economy: Inside the Mi’kmaq-Clearwater Deal & Frank McKenna Awards for Leadership in Public Policy Virtual,

Wednesday February 17, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

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Watch the full conversation on PPF's YouTube channel. One of the first public conversations about the purchase of Clearwater Seafoods Inc. by a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations. Joined by the architects of this deal, Chief Terry Paul and John Risley outline and unpack this historic landmark of Indigenous ownership in the Atlantic region, what it means for Reconciliation, innovation and the economic opportunity it spurs.
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Watch the full series on our YouTube channel

One of the first public conversations about the purchase of Clearwater Seafoods Inc. by a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations. We were joined by the architects of this deal, Chief Terry Paul and John Risley outlined and unpacked this historic landmark of Indigenous ownership in the Atlantic region, what it means for Reconciliation, innovation and the economic opportunity it spurs. The Fireside Chat was moderated by Kim Brooks, Dean, Faculty of Management, Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law, Dalhousie University.

Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard and Penelope Rowe received the Frank McKenna Award for Leadership in Public Policy

A one-on-one conversation with Frank McKenna was facilitated by Laurel Broten, PPF Board Member and President & CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc on Rebuilding the Atlantic Economy post COVID-19.

PPF recognized two Canadian leaders who have made the Atlantic region and country richer through their ingenuity and initiative. We are pleased to announce Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Senate of Canada and Penelope Rowe, Chief Executive Officer, Community Sector Council Newfoundland & Labrador as this year’s Frank McKenna Award recipients.

Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard has committed her career to advancing diversity and inclusion through her leadership, activism, research and community efforts. An inspiring catalyst and change maker, Senator Bernard is a pioneer on many fronts. Penelope Rowe is social change trailblazer who had led the charge on a multitude of files directly affecting the lives of Canadians, from early childhood training, to research to volunteerism.

The Hon. Frank McKenna is Deputy Chair, Wholesale, TD Bank Group; a three-term Premier of New Brunswick and Canada’s former Ambassador to the United States. Frank is sought out widely for his leadership and knowledge of both the private and public sector Mr. McKenna truly embodies the values of this award, which honours those who’ve made substantial contributions to public policy in their province, region and country.

Frank McKenna Fund

Frank McKenna Fund

Karina Leblanc
Premier Stephen McNeil
Chief Terrance Paul
John Risley
Kim Brooks
Frank McKenna
Laurel Broten
Penelope Rowe
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard
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