In addition to reviewing the different projects under consideration and presenting The Conference Board’s most-recent outlook for the energy sector and the impact of individual projects, Michael and Carlos will discuss other relevant areas related to the pipeline file , including:
- Challenges associated with obtaining “social licence” in the context of getting approval for new/expanded pipeline projects;
- Roles that the federal government can play in the context of the pipeline regulatory process; and
- Canadians’ views on issues related to new/expanded pipeline projects.
As Director, Industrial Economic Trends, Michael Burt oversees regular forecasts for more than 30 different sectors of the Canadian economy, including an annual Industrial Profile for Canada's Retail Trade Industry. Michael joined The Conference Board of Canada in 2004. In addition to contributing to the development of the Industrial Outlook forecast model, Michael has introduced new industry-specific products and conducted commissioned analysis. Michael has a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Toronto, and has also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
As an Economist with the Industrial Economics Trends group in the Forecast & Analysis division, Carlos is in charge of analysing various industries, with a focus on the energy sector. Carlos has over seven years of experience working on energy economics, natural resources, fiscal policy, and international trade issues, amongst others. He holds an MSc in Sustainable Energy Development and a BA with a double major in Economics and International Relations (with a concentration in Applied Energy Economics), both from the University of Calgary.