Premiers Advisory Council

Honourable Christy Clark

In 2011, Christy Clark was elected as British Columbia’s 35th premier, a position she held for over six years. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Clark demonstrated the strongest performance of any Canadian premier for economic growth, fiscal management and job creation.

Ms. Clark was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1996. She served as deputy premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2005 and held key ministerial positions. She also hosted the Christy Clark Show and wrote as a columnist for leading newspapers.

As an advisor at Bennett Jones, Ms. Clark offers insights tied to her experience in infrastructure, Canada-Asia trade, natural resources, social licence and Indigenous relations.

Ms. Clark is the board chair for Roots of Empathy and the Max Bell School of Public Policy, and a board member of Recipe Unlimited Corp and ThoughtWire Corp, where she plays a vital role in shaping their success.


Honourable Ed Stelmach

Ed Stelmach was elected as the 13th Premier of Alberta in 2006, after serving for 13 years as an MLA under Premier Ralph Klein. Over his four terms as an MLA, Mr. Stelmach held numerous cabinet posts including minister of agriculture, infrastructure, transportation, and international and intergovernmental relations.

As Premier, he championed the development of carbon capture and storage technology, introduced Alberta’s first climate strategy, established a registry for lobbyists and established interprovincial free trade agreements with B.C. and Saskatchewan. He was also instrumental in crafting the faith-based sector’s master agreement with government and helped navigate various agreements and legislation as Catholic health care transitioned to its current structure as Covenant Health.

Mr. Stelmach was inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2020. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta, an Honorary Degree of Business Administration from NAIT, Honorary Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from SAIT and a Bachelor of Applied Business from Lakeland College.

Honourable Brad Wall

In 2007, Brad Wall was elected as the 14th Premier of Saskatchewan and helped lead the province to a period of strong population and economic growth, export expansion, record infrastructure investment and tax reductions while helping to earn the province’s first ever AAA credit rating. Wall was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly in 1999 as the MLA for Swift Current.

Mr. Wall currently operates his own business and is a special advisor to the national law firm Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP.

He and his wife Tami reside in Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan. They have three grown children. Mr. Wall may or may not own Waylon Jennings’ 1973 Cadillac Eldorado.


Honourable Gary Doer

Between 1999 and 2009, Gary Doer led his party to win three consecutive majority governments. As Premier of Manitoba, he led strategic investments in health care, education and infrastructure; worked with both U.S. and Mexico governors to improve trade and energy cooperation; and introduced balanced budgets during each of his 10 years in office. In 2005, Business Week recognized then Premier Doer as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change.

Mr. Doer served as Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S. from 2009 to 2016. The former Ambassador is currently co-chair of the Woodrow-Wilson Institute’s Canada Institute Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Canada-U. S. Business Advisory Board.

He is also a Board member of the Climate Group and a member of a number of Corporate Boards located in Canada and the U. S.

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