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Mayor’s Breakfast with the Hon. Anita Anand

May 23 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

The Mayor’s Breakfast is one of our most popular events, bringing together the region’s top business, community and political leaders. This monthly event features great networking opportunities, a City Hall update from the Mayor, and high-profile speakers addressing issues that are vital to our city, province and country. Join us! Be informed on key issues impacting the prosperity of our city and get connected with Ottawa’s business community.

7:00AM – Networking and Breakfast
8:00AM – Update from City Hall + Fireside Chat
9:00AM – Event Conclusion

Special Guest: The Hon. Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board

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The Honourable Anita Anand was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Oakville in 2019. She has previously served as Minister of National Defence and as Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

Born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, she moved to Ontario in 1985. Minister Anand is a devoted leader with a proven record of service. In her Oakville community, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children, the Oakville Hospital Foundation, and Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.

Minister Anand has worked as a scholar, lawyer, and researcher. She has been a legal academic, including as a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, where she held the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance. She served as Associate Dean and was a member of the Governing Board of Massey College and the Director of Policy and Research at the Capital Markets Research Institute, Rotman School of Management. She has also taught law at Yale Law School, Queen’s University, and Western University.

Minister Anand has completed extensive research on the regulation of financial markets, corporate governance, and shareholder rights, and has appeared regularly in the media to discuss these topics. In 2015, she was appointed to the Government of Ontario’s Expert Committee to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives. She has conducted research for Ontario’s Five-Year Review Committee, the federal Wise Person’s Committee, and the Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada. In 2019, the Royal Society of Canada awarded her the Yvan Allaire Medal for outstanding contributions in governance relating to private and public organizations.

Minister Anand holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994.

Minister Anand and her husband, John, raised their four children in Oakville.


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Event Sponsors

Hydro Ottawa
Algonquin College
Commissionaires Ottawa
Enbridge Gas Inc.
Edelman Global Advisory
Casino Lac Leamy
Ottawa Senators & Canadian Tire Centre
Emond Harnden LLP
Capital Office Interiors
The Westin Ottawa
La Cité
OakWood Designers & Builders
Ottawa Print Services
City of Ottawa
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.


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