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Prominent Canadians
Weigh In

Each month we ask a prominent Canadian to respond to our rapid fire questionnaire on climate change.

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Barbara Zvan

Barbara Zvan is the President and CEO of the University Pension Plan.  She was also recognized by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business as CEO of the Year and Corporate Citizen of the Year in 2022. 

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Mary-Margaret McMahon

Mary-Margaret McMahon is MPP for Beaches-East York and the Ontario Liberal Caucus Critic for the Environment, Conservation and Parks; Tourism Culture and Sport; Seniors and Accessibility; and Public and Business Service Delivery. Whether it is working across party lines or empowering residents to form advocacy groups to implement change in their neighbourhoods, she ensures everyone’s voices are heard and ideas valued.

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Kelly Linton

Kelly has been a local member of council for 12 years, including two terms (8 years) as Centre Wellington Mayor and two terms (4 years) as Wellington County Warden. His focus is on achieving positive results and making his community a better place to live. Kelly has been a positive force supporting a variety of community projects - big and small. As a member on many local groups, including the Healthy Growth Advisory Committee, he has been instrumental in helping steer the municipality towards increasing the supply of more attainable housing amidst skyrocketing real estate prices. Kelly is also the co-founder and owner of a boutique business consulting firm providing management consulting services to government agencies.

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Peter Love

Peter Love is a Professor at Yorkville University and where he teaches courses on energy efficiency and sustainability and has written a free on-line text book on energy efficiency policy and programs. He provides strategic and policy advice and serves on several corporate and non-profit boards.


Laura Lynch

Laura Lynch is the host of CBC Radio’s What on Earth, a program dedicated to exploring climate change. Laura began her career in journalism on the west coast and early on covered the environmental beat in BC. She has since covered environmental issues around the world and is known for her award-winning work as a foreign correspondent and for her political prowess from decades spent covering different governments, both in Canada and abroad.


Elizabeth Renzetti

Elizabeth Renzetti is a regular columnist and feature writer for the Globe and Mail. She is also the author of two books: Shrewd: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls and Based On a True Story. She was the 2020 winner of the Landsberg Award that recognized her for her work raising awareness about women's equality issues in Canada. 


David Miller

David Miller is the Director of International Diplomacy and Global Ambassador of Inclusive Climate Action at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.  He served as Chair of C40 Cities from 2008 until 2010. Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010. 


Kyle Turris

A native of Westminster, B.C., Kyle Turris of the Edmonton Oilers has played 13 NHL seasons since being drafted third overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2007. 



Scott Niedermayer is a Hockey Hall of Famer, two-time Olympian, four-time Stanley Cup champion and conservationist who lives in B.C.’s Okanagan.

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