Parliament Hill Day

Parliament Hill Day

November 2-3, 2022

The Ottawa Parliament Hill Day provides AED’s Canadian members the opportunity to learn about how federal policy effects equipment markets and your bottom-line while gaining valuable political intelligence to help plan your business. It also allows industry leaders to influence the policymaking process and build relationships with leading lawmakers and government officials. You won’t want to miss the equipment industry’s premiere Canadian public policy event.


Location Information

Location InformationFairmont Château Laurier

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ontario, Canada

About the Property
Come and Love the Castle Experience

Ottawa’s castle, the Fairmont Château Laurier is located in the center of Downtown Ottawa, and is minutes away from its biggest attractions including: The Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Shaw Center, and the National Arts Centre.

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November 2, 2022LocationSession
4:00pm – 5:00pmImpact Public Affairs, 1404-222 Queen StreetPolitical Climate Update and Advocacy Training

Attendees will learn about the current Canadian political climate and review key talking points for meetings happening the following day. Schedules and pertinent information will be distributed.
5:30pm – 7:00pmTBDParliamentary Reception

AED members will engage with Members of Parliament, Senators, and political staffers in a less formal setting. Beverages and canapes will be provided.

November 3, 2022LocationSession
8am – 9amBREAKFAST
AED members will have an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions before their meetings on Parliament Hill.
9am – 1:30pmParliament Hill and Government OfficesMeetings with Officials

AED members will meet with Members of Parliament, Senators, public servants, and political staffers to discuss AED priorities for 2022 and advocate for the industry’s policy agenda.
11:30am – 1:30pm1404-222 Queen StreetDrop-in Lunch

Lunch will be provided for AED members to stop-in between meetings.
1:30pm – 2:30pm1404-222 Queen StreetInformation Panel: Addressing Canada’s Labour Shortages

This panel will examine the current skilled trades shortages and solutions to address it.
Panelists include:
• Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association
• France Daviault, Executive Director, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
• Shaun Thorson, CEO, Skills Canada
2:45pm – 3:45pm1404-222 Queen StreetInformation Panel: Supporting Canadian Energy into the Future

This panel will explore ways that Canada can continue to develop its energy resources in a sustainable way.
4pm – 5pm1404-222 Queen StreetRoundtable Discussion

AED members will have the opportunity to have a roundtable discussion with a leading parliamentarian.
Official TBD.
5pm – 5:30pm1404-222 Queen StreetParliament Hill Day Debriefing

Following a full day of meetings and panels, AED members will have the opportunity to debrief on what went well and next steps for the association.

AED Cancellation Policy:
In order to be flexible with AED members in these uncertain times, AED is currently extending it’s cancellation policy due to the ongoing public health crisis. Although subject to change, if you need to cancel a registration for an event, you may request a refund from AED for your registration up until 7 days before the event. As always, you will be refunded at any time if cancellations arise due to health related complications or increased travel restrictions. The Association will continue to evaluate this on an ongoing basis.

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