Mentor lunch with James Moore - Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • 10 Nov 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Dentons - 77 King Street West 4th Floor Toronto, ON
  • 44


***Registration closes Tuesday November 8th at noon***

Dentons Canada LLP is pleased to host a mentor lunch and learn with the Women in Mining Toronto Branch moderated by Martha Harrison, Partner, Dentons.

Title: Finding the Opportunity Gaps

James Moore, Senior Business Advisor at

Dentons and former federal industry minister and British Columbia MP.

While the imperative, value and virtues of gender balance in corporate Canada is moving in the right direction, more work remains.  As governments advance policies, as firms advance their corporate social responsibility agendas, the question for those seeking opportunities is: what’s next for me?  Where are my opportunities?  What tactics should I use to find opportunities and get ahead?  In the public and private sectors there are strategies that work – let me tell you about them.


James Moore is a Senior Business Advisor at Dentons. Based in Vancouver, James provides strategic advice to clients in British Columbia, across Canada and around the world. With an extensive background as a senior cabinet minister in the Government of Canada, extensive knowledge of Canada’s business community, and his public policy background, he is a valued member of the Dentons team.


Previously, James served as Canada’s Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages, Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics. He served as the Senior Regional Minister for the province of British Columbia, he was also Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Prosperity and Vice Chair of the Operations and Social Affairs Cabinet Committees.


James has earned an outstanding reputation over his years spent in government, most notably as Minister of Industry from 2013 to 2015, where he oversaw a wide range of Canada’s public policy decisions and led a team responsible for the Canada Space Agency, the Canada Tourism Commission, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Statistics Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation and more.


A Member of Parliament for 15 years, James is the youngest Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister in British Columbia’s history, the youngest Regional Minister in Canadian history and the third youngest Cabinet Minister in Canadian history. He has been named "One of the 50 Most Important People in Canada" by Macleans magazine, “One of Vancouver’s 50 Most Powerful” by Vancouver Magazine, and “One of the Top 25 People in the Capital” by the HillTimes newspaper.

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