Stockwell Day to speak at Alberni chamber of commerce lunch Sept. 12

Day will discuss Asia Pacific Gateway opportunities, meet with the port authority and play some road hockey with the Bulldogs.

Stockwell Day will be the guest speaker for the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce’s members luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Chances Rimrock Gaming Centre.

Day is currently acting as a senior strategic advisor to the McMillan law firm in Vancouver using the extensive experience he gained in senior government roles – including as the former Minister of International Trade, the former Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and the former President of the Treasury Board.

Day was successfully elected to senior government roles and positions nine times over 25 years at two levels of government and in two separate provinces. From 1986 to 2000, Day represented Red Deer North in the Alberta Legislature, where he served in the Progressive Conservative Government in a variety of senior roles, including Chief Whip, Government House Leader, Minister of Labour and Minister of Social Services. From 1997 to 2000 he was provincial treasurer (Minister of Finance) and acting premier.

In 2000 Stockwell won the leadership of the Canadian Alliance and became Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition. In the general election that followed soon after, the Canadian Alliance increased the Official Opposition seat count to 66, and increased its popular vote by over a million.

In 2002, Stockwell was appointed Foreign Affairs critic, vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, as well as Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. In 2006 Stockwell was appointed Minister of Public Safety and member of the Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning. Upon his re-election in 2008, Stockwell was appointed Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Regional Minister for British Columbia, advancing the economic and trade interests of BC. He was also appointed Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Afghanistan. In 2010 Stockwell was appointed President of the Treasury Board. He did not seek re-election in the 2011 general election.

Day will also be meeting with the Port Alberni Port Authority to discuss Asia Pacific Gateway opportunities and attending the Raise-a-Reader hockey challenge at the AV Multiplex at 5:30 p.m.

To reserve a ticket to the chamber luncheon please contact the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce at 250-724-6535 or Deb Oakes at office@avcoc.com.

Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce