Our Latest Episodes

Episode 064: First Nations Major Projects Coalition: building capacity and supporting business decisions

Recorded on Zoom in early September 2022, episode 64 features a conversation with First Nations Major Projects Coalition CEO Niilo Edwards. We chat about the work of the First Nations…

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Recorded on Zoom in early September 2022, episode 64 features a conversation with First Nations Major Projects Coalition CEO Niilo Edwards. We chat about the work of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, and some specific projects the Coalition has been supporting in the electricity space. We discuss the urgency and complexity of addressing economic reconciliation, the role to Coalition plays in building enduring capacity, and the significance of UNDRIP becoming Canadian law. We also take a tangent to chat about policy making in Ottawa and the role played by Senate Committees, reflecting on Niilo’s time as a staffer on Parliament Hill. We close our conversation with Niilo’s two book recommendations to add to the Flux Capacitor Book Club list.

Links

First Nations Major Projects Coalition: https://fnmpc.ca

Niilo Edwards: https://fnmpc.ca/niilo-edwards/

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Episode 063: The Transition Accelerator and Canada Grid: Squishy Stuff and Wicked Problems

Recorded on Zoom at the end of May 2022, episode 63 features a conversation with Transition Accelerator CEO Dan Wicklum, and Canada Grid lead Paisley Sim about how the Transition…

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Recorded on Zoom at the end of May 2022, episode 63 features a conversation with Transition Accelerator CEO Dan Wicklum, and Canada Grid lead Paisley Sim about how the Transition accelerator works and the role of Canada Grid. We discuss the recent Emissions Reduction Plan from the government of Canada, the challenges of energy and environmental policy within the Canadian constitution’s division of powers between Ottawa and the provinces, and we talk about where leadership will need to come from. And we close with two book recommendations to add to the Flux capacitor Book Club list.

Transition Accelerator: https://transitionaccelerator.ca/

Dan Wicklum: https://transitionaccelerator.ca/team/dan-wicklum/

Paisley Sim: https://transitionaccelerator.ca/team/paisley-sim/

NEDA report mentioned by Paisley Sim: https://transitionaccelerator.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/NEDA-Assessment-Report-October-2020-2.pdf

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Episode 062: The Electricity Fundamentals in Canada course, with David McKendry

Recorded on Zoom, episode 62 features a conversation with David McKendry, Senior Fellow at Electricity Canada, about the development of the Electricity Fundamentals in Canada (EFIC) on-line course, to provide…

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Recorded on Zoom, episode 62 features a conversation with David McKendry, Senior Fellow at Electricity Canada, about the development of the Electricity Fundamentals in Canada (EFIC) on-line course, to provide a basic understanding of how the electricity system works. We discuss the development and evolution of the EFIC course, and the target audience for the course, which includes people within the sector and anyone that works with the electricity sector including government, regulators, suppliers and other stakeholders. We close the discussion with David’s suggestion for a book to add to the Flux Capacitor book club list, and chat about David’s book, “Leadership Lessons Learned From Our Mentors”.

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Our host Francis Bradley

Francis Bradley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Electricity Canada. In 2019, he created and continues to host “The Flux Capacitor” podcast, featuring discussions about the future of electricity with CEOs, regulators, political figures, and leaders from civil society.

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