Hon. Seamus O’Regan Jr.

Natural Resources Canada

Minister of Natural Resources

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan was first elected as the Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl in 2015. Previously known to Canadians for his 10 years as co-host of CTV’s Canada AM, he was named one of Maclean’s Magazine’s “100 Young Canadians to Watch” in 1999, and was twice nominated for a Gemini Award. In 2007, he became the first journalist to be named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. In 2012, he was named Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador, alongside Clara Hughes, with the aim of removing the stigma of mental illness through greater communication and understanding. Minister O’Regan has traveled to Liberia as a Spread the Net Ambassador in support of the fight against malaria, and to Antarctica with Students on Ice to report on the effects of climate change on our polar regions. While working for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Minister O’Regan worked as an executive assistant for the Minister of Justice and as a senior policy advisor to the Premier. For 10 years, Minister O’Regan sat on the board of The Rooms, home of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial art gallery, museum, and archives. He is a founding board member of both the Smiling Land Foundation and The Company Theatre, and served on the boards of World Wildlife Fund-Canada, The Walrus, Katimavik, and Canada World Youth. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Minister O’Regan was raised in Goose Bay, Labrador. He studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College Dublin, and marketing strategies at the Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires, near Paris. He received a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge in England.

Sessions With Hon. Seamus O’Regan Jr.

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 01:15pm - 01:45pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 07:15 pm - 02/mar/2021 07:45 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Ministerial Plenary

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Innovation & Technology Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management
    Energy ministers face a dual challenge: energy security and sustainability. Emerging technologies and declining renewable costs increase optionality. New technologies can create new risks on intermittency and supply chains. How do governments incentivize and manage technology change and risk? What are the employment costs as parts of an energy economy fade and others grow? What strategies work to incentivize private investment? Hear the inside story on aligning politics and aspirations.