Mayor's Breakfast - Rt. Hon. David Johnston, C.C.

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Name: Mayor's Breakfast - Rt. Hon. David Johnston, C.C.
Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Join Mayor Jim Watson at this high-profile breakfast series, where issues vital to Ottawa's prosperity and quality of life are presented. Focusing on issues such as economic development, transportation and the environment, this breakfast series provides an opportunity to network and stay informed. 

Guest Speaker: 

The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C.
Governor General of Canada 2010-2017
Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation 

The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th governor general. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports the values and tradition of the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians. Today, he is actively involved as Chair of the RHF Board of Directors; serves as an Executive Advisor at Deloitte; and, Global Advisor to Fairfax. In 2018, he was appointed Colonel to the Royal Canadian Regiment. Prior to his installation as governor general, Mr. Johnston was a professor of law for 45 years, and served as President of the University of Waterloo for two terms, Principal of McGill University for 3 terms and was the first non-U.S. citizen to chair the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. 
He was president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec. He was the first non-U.S. citizen to be elected chair at Harvard University’s Board of Overseers from which he graduated in 1963 magna cum laude and was twice named all-American in hockey and was named to Harvard’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He holds degrees from Harvard, Cambridge and Queen’s and has received 35 honorary degrees or fellowships. He has authored or co-authored 28 books. He has served on many provincial and federal task forces and committees and has served on the boards of a number of public companies.
He has been married for 54 years to Sharon and they have 5 daughters and 14 grandchildren.  

Books for Sale: 

The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., will be signing and selling copies of his book Trust, following his presentation. You may bring your own copy or purchase a copy onsite. 

Location: Outside Council Chambers

Cost: $29.95 - cash or credit are accepted

Presented nine times annually, the Mayor's Breakfast Series is a popular event which includes networking over coffee, a buffet breakfast and a presentation from guest speakers which include high-profile political, business and community leaders. Mayor Jim Watson also updates attendees on recent City Hall issues and initiatives.

For more information on our upcoming events, please visit our Upcoming Events Page

Event Sponsors: 



Event Media:

Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue W
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1J1


Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
7:20 a.m. Buffet Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation 
9:00 a.m. Event Concludes

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 
The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C. book signing. 

Contact Information:

Single Ticket:
Ottawa Board of Trade Member - $35+ HST
Future Members - $50+ HST

Corporate Table of 8: 
Ottawa Board of Trade Member - $245 + HST
Future Member - $350+ HST

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