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Financial Post Business Magazine Releases Climate Change Power List

by NationTalk on April 4, 2007585 Views

First-ever ranking of Top 20 influencers in Canada’s greenhouse gas debate

TORONTO, April 3 – The debate surrounding climate change and its potential impact on Canada’s future has begun to boil. But while many are clamouring to be heard, only a small, select group of people have the power and influence to shape this country’s policies and action on the issue. This month, Financial Post Business magazine cuts through the chatter to reveal – and to rank – the most influential players in its Climate Change Power List.

Financial Post Business magazine’s Climate Change Power List is the first-ever, up-to-the-moment ordering of the 20 Canadians – pros, cons, academics, politicians, business leaders, environmentalists and lobbyists – with the most influence on policy-making, public opinion, spending decisions and backroom dealings on the climate change issue. Financial Post Business’s Climate Change Power List ranks the following Canadians as its top five:

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Readers have a chance to voice their thoughts about the listing and who they think are Canada’s top 20 climate-change power brokers at financialpostbusiness.com. There, on a dedicated discussion page, they can say who they think was missed, who’s overrated or underrated, and who is their No. 1.

“Few would argue that climate change has become one of the most prominent and pressing issues on the national and international stage,” writes Brian Banks, Financial Post Business Editor, in this month’s issue. “Voices being heard now and decisions being made with regard to emissions-reduction strategies and timetables could determine who wins the next federal election, our long-term economic future, the course we chart for Canada globally and, most important, what becomes of the Earth’s climate.”

Also in the April issue of Financial Post Business:

Canada’s No.1 compensation consultant, Ken Hugessen, blows the whistle on inflated CEO play. Hugessen is a reformed sinner, attacking conflicts in the system he once exploited.

The April issue of Financial Post Business magazine is available in today’s edition of National Post and online at financialpostbusiness.com.

About National Post
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The National Post is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp, (CanWest) (NYSE: CWG; TSX: CGS and CGS.A, www.canwestglobal.com). CanWest, an international media company, is Canada’s largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television network, CanWest is Canada’s largest publisher of daily newspapers, and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.

For further information: Tammy Bender, CanWest MediaWorks, (416) 442-2177, tbender@CanWest.com

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