Thursday November 3rd, 9:00 to 10:00a.m.
Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Parks Canada in 2002, Alan Latourelle joined the Agency in 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Université du Québec and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University. In his role as CEO, Mr. Latourelle has set the course for helping Parks Canada to become a recognized leader in Canadian tourism and governmental aboriginal relationships, while improving the Agency's track record in conservation. Under his leadership, Parks Canada has added 76,000 square kilometers to Canada's network of protected natural areas and has been awarded the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Award for Business of the Year. Mr. Latourelle is currently the Deputy Minister Champion for the Advancement of Aboriginal Employment in the Federal Public Service.