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Friday April 15th, 2011

Energy Security and Climate Change: A Canada-US Common Approach? – Keynote Luncheon Address I


James W. Spence, Head, Business Law Group, Dickinson Wright LLP, Toronto, ON

Main Speaker

Al Monaco, President, Gas Pipelines, Green Energy & International Enbridge, Calgary, AB

Friday April 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

The Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference has served as the premier forum for addressing the issues confronting the Canada-U.S. relationship. For nearly three decades, the annual conference has united members of the respective governments, corporate leaders, legal practitioners, scholars, and the media in one forum to address issues from security and trade, to energy and the environment. Along the way, the event has fostered the development of longstanding professional linkages and personal friendships on each side of the border.

This year’s conference will address the Canada-US energy relationship. It is the only event that will:

Examine the relationship from a bi-national perspective;
Provide a comprehensive review of all sectors;
Examine policy implications at the federal, state, and provincial levels;
Discuss funding initiatives that will assist companies in securing the capital needed to develop these projects.

Additional Information About Our Guest…

James W. Spence (Jamie) obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 1980 from the University of Windsor and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1982.

Jamie’s practice focuses on general corporate and commercial matters with emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and secured lending transactions. He regularly advises small, medium and large business enterprises on a variety of legal issues.

Jamie is also experienced in the area of mining law, specifically in the preparation of joint venture agreements, custom milling agreements, leases, transfers, farm-ins, exploration options, purchase and sale of mining interests and other related matters.

Jamie has served as a Director of a number of public and private companies. He has served on a special committee of directors of a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company to evaluate and provide recommendations to stockholders in respect of a takeover bid. He is a past Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee of Burlington Hydro Electric Inc., the City of Burlington’s electric utility, a past Director and past member of the Audit Committee of AIC Corporate Growth Fund Inc., a past Director of Global Financial Split Corp. and of Lakeside Steel Corporation, a past member of the Advisory Board of the Global Banks Premium Income Trust and International Financial Income and Growth Trust.

Jamie has served as a member, director and past president of the Rotary Club of Burlington and as a past director of the Burlington Minor Lacrosse Association.

Jamie is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute of Mining, the Prospectors and Developers Association and the National Club of Toronto. Dickinson Wright

Al Monaco has responsibility for Enbridge’s Gas Pipelines, Green Energy and International business unit. This business unit is responsible for the operation and growth of Enbridge’s gas pipelines, including the gas gathering and processing operations in the United States, our Gulf coast offshore assets and our investments in Alliance, Vector and Aux Sable. Al also has responsibility for Green Energy power generation in North America, the energy marketing business and international business development and investment activities.

Prior to assuming this role, Al was Executive Vice President, Major Projects and Green Energy. The Major Projects group designs and constructs all of the Company’s major energy infrastructure projects.

Prior to that, Al was President, Enbridge Gas Distribution, based in Toronto. Al was responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Enbridge Gas Distribution, Canada’s largest natural gas utility with two million residential, commercial and industrial customers in communities including Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Barrie.

rior to his that, Al was Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning & Development for Enbridge Inc., responsible for long-term strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development.

Since joining Enbridge, Al has also held the positions of Vice President, Financial Services and Treasurer of Enbridge Energy Partners, a publicly listed U.S. Master Limited Partnership. Prior to joining Enbridge in 1995, Al held various management positions with a large oil and gas exploration and production company.

Al earned a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. He holds a Certified Management Accountant designation and is a member of the Society of Management Accountants of Alberta. Al recently completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard.

Al is a member of the Board of Directors of the York University Foundation (and its Investment Committee), a member of the University of Calgary Investment Committee and a Director of the C.D. Howe Institute.

l and his wife, Laurie, have three sons and reside in Calgary.