Special Message recorded for the Summit Special Edition 2020

Steven Guilbeault

Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault was elected the Member of Parliament for Laurier Sainte-Marie in 2019.

Minister Guilbeault is a prominent advocate in the fight against the climate crisis, and in 1993, co-founded Équiterre, the largest environmental organization in Quebec, serving as its Senior Director from 2008 to 2018. He also worked as a Director and Campaign Manager for Greenpeace and was a Strategic Advisor for more than 10 years at Cycle Capital Management, a Canadian fund dedicated to the development of clean technologies. Minister Guilbeault also worked for Deloitte & Touche as well as Copticom, a consulting firm specialising in the green and social economy, and transportation.

As an activist and strategic advisor for dozens of governments and businesses in Canada and abroad, Minister Guilbeault is a pragmatist who works to make a difference by building bridges and relationships.