University of Calgary

The School of Public Policy

February 25, 2011

TransCanada gives $1 million to School of Public Policy

By Morten Paulsen

Left to right: Jack Mintz, director of the School of Public Policy, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary and Russ Girling, president and CEO of TransCanada. Photo credit: Aleksas ValadkaLeft to right: Jack Mintz, director of the School of Public Policy, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary and Russ Girling, president and CEO of TransCanada. Photo credit: Aleksas ValadkaToday, TransCanada announced a remarkable $1-million gift for The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary to study issues related to energy policy and regulation.

This gift will establish the TransCanada Corporation Program in Energy Policy & Regulatory Frameworks, a five-year program that will look to create a more efficient and predictable regulatory environment for businesses across North America. The program is designed to create a bridge between policy makers, regulators, industry, consumers, community leaders and research organizations.

“TransCanada has demonstrated its leadership with its willingness to build public policy horsepower in a field that affects all Canadians that do business across multiple jurisdictions,” says Jack Mintz, director of The School of Public Policy. “An unpredictable regulatory environment costs investment, costs jobs, and costs opportunity.”

The gift was unveiled at an event where Russ Girling, president and CEO of TransCanada, discussed the impact regulatory decisions have on energy and pipeline development in North America.

“We feel this new program will provide an opportunity to further develop and enhance regulatory frameworks and energy policy,” explains Russ Girling. “By collaborating with policy makers, regulators, industry, consumers, community leaders and researchers, we can develop innovative solutions to complex issues.”


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