2020
Public Sector
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Zoë Caron

Natural Resources Canada

When good “stuff” gets done by the Government of the day, credit goes to the politicians. But those in the know believe a lot of the credit for two key federal initiatives should be shared by Zoe. She played a leadership role in the launch of the $1 billion energy efficiency fund for communities and municipalities. Its first round of spending will create over 12,000 middle-class jobs, generate $4 billion in GDP and attract over $7 billion in private investment while significantly impacting emissions of recipients. Climate and energy debate in Canada has oft suffered from a lack of facts freely accessible to all Canadians – a problem Zoe believes will be greatly diminished by the forthcoming Canadian Centre for Energy Information: A one-stop-shop that brings together previously disparate, expensive and inaccessible energy data in a single, free, publically-available location.