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View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to the witnesses for coming today. It's really a very, very refreshing bit of evidence we've heard about the environmental initiatives your companies are taking. Without singling out either one of you too much, I just want to say to Madame Grondin that the list of the initiatives your company has undertaken over the years is very, very impressive. It's quite a contrast to some of the doom and gloom that we sometimes hear from certain quarters, just to know that corporate responsibility is alive and well in Canada, and in particular in your company.
I have a briefing note that tells me that your company has been named as one of the best 50 corporate citizens in Canada for three years in a row by Corporate Knights, and is an annual fixture on the Jantzi Social Index listing for its relationship with indigenous people. Are my notes correct in that respect, Madame Grondin?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Well, it is very impressive.
What I'd really like to do is to get to the nub of the issue—namely, how did it come to be? What is it that motivates the decision-makers in your company to engage in so many collaborative community-oriented environmental initiatives?
I'm asking that question so that I can understand how this committee can make recommendations about motivating other companies to do the same thing. If we can understand the motivation in your company, perhaps we can share that.
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
The positives include attracting employees, and I suppose also getting some credit with customers and distributors. But it seems to me, from what you've said, that the greatest factor is in cultivating good relationships with the communities you're working in and the people in those communities. Would you agree with that?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you.
Ms. Strom, I wanted to ask you about something that came up in your evidence. You mentioned Indspire and a recent Government of Canada matching grant of $10 million. The only Indspire that I'm aware of is Indspire Canada, which is a corporate philanthropy organization. I don't know if we're talking about the same thing or not.
Did I hear you correctly, first of all, with regard to Indspire? And on the $10-million matching grant from the Government of Canada, what's that about?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Does it have any particular environmental component, or is simply for educational purposes for aboriginal people?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to both of our witnesses.
Mr. Butler, having two sons who are now grown, I can only say that our children, because of their love and affection, are our fiercest critics, so don't be too concerned about that. They'll be straight shooters.
I have a couple of questions for you. I was interested in your comments about working with the Insurance Bureau of Canada and Intact Insurance. Can you tell me what kind of environmental initiatives those two organizations are engaged in with you?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Maybe you can help me to visualize the outcome. How many kilometres or how much shoreline have you been able to restore or enhance under the living shorelines management program?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
It's kind of a demonstration of what's possible. Is that what you mean?
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CPC (ON)
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
Very good.
Can you tell me if your organization has any explicit policy, first of all, on searching for private sector partners—“seeking them out” might be a better way to put it—and second, on the rules of engagement with private sector partners?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
What about seeking out private sector partners for projects or otherwise? Do you have any proactive approach on that?
View Stephen Woodworth Profile
CPC (ON)
This might be too broad and too historical a question. You mentioned three specific projects: the Colin Stewart Forest Forum, SeaChoice, and Off the Hook. Were those all programs that originated with your organization, or did they originate with private sector people approaching your organization? If you can tell me, I'd appreciate hearing the history.
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