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Directors of Centre Ice Canadians

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Dominic Cardy

  • Director, Centre Ice Canadians

  • Chair, Advisory Council

  • Elected as New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Party MLA for Fredericton West-Hanwell in September 2018 and appointed Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Rick Peterson

  • Co-Founder & Director, Centre Ice Canadians

  • Founder and Chair of Peterson Capital

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Azim Jiwani

  • Former Executive Director of Centre Ice Canadians.

  • Director of Communications for the Ellis Ross Campaign.

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Erin Campbell

  • Founding Partner at Moneta Partners, with well over two decades of hands-on experience in corporate finance and capital markets.

  • Recognized by Business in Vancouver’s “40 under 40 Award” in 2011 for her accomplishments as a young CEO.

  • Currently serves as Board Chair of the Canada Eurasia Chamber of Commerce (CECC)

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Peter Kent

  • Four decades of experience as a journalist (CTV, CBC, Global, NBC, Monitor) covering stories that have shaped Canada and the world in last half of the 20th century.

  • Elected and served as Member of Parliament for the riding of Thornhill from 2008 until 2021.

  • Previously served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Americas), Minister of the Environment and Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence.

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Calvin Yang

  • CEO of, Canada’s first Gen-Z led climate lobbying group

  • Recipient of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 2021 by Corporate Knights for his work in federal climate legislation

  • UC Berkeley-based Young Conservative who advised and served on campaigns in climate change in both Canada and the United States

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Chisholm Pothier

  • Chisholm Pothier is a former journalist and communications advisor to Progressive Conservative premiers of three provinces, as well as to federal Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

  • He has worked on numerous election campaigns at the provincial and federal levels, as well as three federal party leadership campaigns.

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Laurie Hawn

  • ​Elected Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre in 2006, 2008 and 2011, retiring in 2015

  • Served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and sat on many cabinetcommittees including Treasury Board

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Rick Anderson

  • Decades of experience in national, provincial, and local campaigns. Has lived and worked in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, UK, USA, and currently BC. He Believes Canadians value principled pragmatism over dogmatic ideology, and seek future-oriented, open-minded leaders skilled at collaboration.

  • Principal with Earnscliffe Strategies, advising leaders in the energy transition ranging from oil, gas, and LNG to clean electricity, hydrogen, and carbon capture.

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Marjory LeBreton

  • Conservative Senator from Ontario 1993-2015, Leader of the Government in the Senate 2006-2014

  • Worked as a senior advisor in key roles with several Conservative Prime Ministers 

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Tasha Kheiriddin

  • Principal with Navigator Ltd., Canada’s leading high stakes strategic advisory and communications firm

  • National political columnist for Postmedia

  • Past President, Progressive Conservative Youth Federation 1995-1998. Co-author, Rescuing Canada’s Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution, 2005 Author, The Right Path: How Conservatives Can Unite, Inspire, And Take Canada Forward, July 2022

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