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Annual Business Luncheon - Derek Burney

A great opportunity for members of the Loyola community to connect.

For the past 20 years, the Business Luncheon has provided the Loyola community with a great opportunity to connect on a social and professional level while hearing from some of the key leaders in the industry.  Past speakers include Jeff Orr '75, CEO of Power Corporation; Daniel Fournier '71, Chairman and CEO of Ivanhoe Cambridge; Pierre Boivin, President, and CEO of Claridge; Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs; and Darryl White '88, CEO of BMO Financial Group.

Guest speaker: Derek Burney

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Location: St. James Club (1145 Union Ave., Montreal)
Cost: $100 per person - See Registration options at the bottom of this page
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Cash bar opens at 12:00pm. Lunch is served at 12:30pm. The presentation begins at 1:00pm and ends by 2:00pm. Please reserve your seats now, as space is limited.

Please join us for this year's luncheon on Thursday, May 2 at 12:00pm. Our guest speaker, Mr. Derek Burney, has played a central role in Canada's economic and political development during a career that has included senior positions in both the Canadian public and private sectors. Mr. Burney will share his thoughts on the Challenges facing Canada: Competitiveness, Trade Relations, Pipelines and Canada’s Future in a Changing World.

About Mr. Burney

Mr. Burney, an officer of the Order of Canada, is a senior strategic advisor to Norton Rose Fulbright. He is a visiting professor and Senior Distinguished Fellow at Carleton University, and recently stepped down as chancellor of Lakehead University.

Amongst his many previous roles are: chief of staff to prime minister Brian Mulroney; president and CEO of CAE Inc.; chairman and CEO of Bell Canada International Inc. and recent Chairman of TransCanada Pipelines. He served as Canada's Ambassador to the United States from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Burney was involved in the negotiation of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, was the prime minister's personal representative in the lead-up to the 1990, 1991 and 1992 G-7 economic summits, and played a central role in the negotiations that led to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mr. Burney was awarded the Public Service of Canada's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1992 and was conferred Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Lakehead University, Queen's University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Carleton University and University of Windsor. His memoir of government service - “Getting it Done” - was published by McGill-Queen’s in 2005.

(Photo credit: Norton Rose Fulbright)

Registration Options for the Business Luncheon:

Individual: $100
Regular Table of 8: $800 
Corporate Table of 8: $1,000 (including table signage)
Sponsorship Options: 

  • Gold: $5,000 (complimentary table & signage)
  • Silver: $2,500 (complimentary 4 seats & signage)
  • Bronze: $1,200 (complimentary 2 seats & signage)

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Questions? Please contact Maria Carneiro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 514-486-1101 ext. 224.