Featuring Guest Speaker Hon. Tony Clement


Building Resilient Canadian Supply Chains

Join us on January 20th2022 for a discussion on the state of Canada’s supply chains and explore ways Canada can build a more resilient and competitive economy. Joining us will be Honourable Tony Clement, Co-Chair of Reshoring Canada – a newly established organization advocating for supply chain modernization and resiliency.  


High performing senior leaders value the perspective of other leaders. Leaders’ Councils offer the wisdom that comes from practical experiences learned by others in similar circumstances.  

These facilitated monthly meetings are a safe space for leaders from non-competing companies to share best practices, resources, and challenges through peer-to-peer mentoring. 

Learn how Leaders’ Councils benefit from the full resources of Supply Chain Canada, and that of our partner Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. 



January 20, 2022
Event starts at 11:30 AM MT
Via Zoom



11:30 AM Supply Chain Leaders’ Council – How peer-to-peer learning can help supply chain and logistics leaders drive competitiveness 

12:00 PM Hon. Tony Clement, Co-Chair of Reshoring Canada presents: Reshoring Now or Never: Building Resilient Canadian Supply Chains 



The Honourable Tony Clement is Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Reshoring Canada, a former Minister in the Harper Government federally, and Harris Government in the Province of Ontario. 

During his time in the House of Commons, Mr. Clement served as both Minister of Health and Minister of Industry, playing a lead role in getting Canada’s economy back on track after the most significant global economic recession since the 1930s. 

On May 2, 2011, Mr. Clement was re-elected for a third consecutive time. Shortly after his re-election, he was asked by the Prime Minister to take on the responsibilities of President of the Treasury Board. In this capacity, Mr. Clement lead the development and implementation of a cross-government spending review—looking at transformational ways to support and deliver services to taxpayers in the most effective and efficient means possible. This follows through on the Government of Canada’s commitment to eliminate the deficit and continue to strengthen the economy. 

Within the federal government, Mr. Clement chaired five different committees of Cabinet and served on the Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning, chaired by the Prime Minister. 

Mr. Clement’s dedication to public service spans three decades. During his eight years as an Ontario MPP, he held prominent Cabinet positions in the Ontario government, including Minister of Health and Minister of the Environment. 



James Cleland, Leaders’ Council facilitator for Manufacturing & Public Sector, Supply Chain Canada

James ClelandJames is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, oil & gas and government.  He has successfully led small businesses and has run divisions for global multi-national companies such as GE.  He excels at building high performance teams and leading businesses through times of transition.  

Based in Calgary, James works with the Envision team to help their clients with strategy, leadership development and capital sourcing.  He was most recently the President of Firemaster Oilfield Services, a leading industrial safety services business operating in Western Canada.  He continues to be involved with Firemaster as a member on their board of directors.   

Starting his career in metal fabrication he oversaw company growth of 40X while he was Vice President and General Manager of All New Manufacturing in Calgary.  As part of the Industry Development team in Alberta Economic Development, he designed and implemented growth strategies that helped the metal fabrication industry expand in the mid-2000’s.  While he was Executive Director of the Alberta Economic Development Authority, he worked with the board’s appointed CEO’s and business leaders to advise on strategy and economic issues to the Premier and Cabinet of Alberta.   

James gained exposure to international markets at General Electric where he was Global General Manager of their Heavy Oil Division, a high growth business unit for GE.  James has an executive MBA from the University of Calgary and served six years on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Alberta Division.  

Brittany Scarrow, Director, Productivity Training & Programs, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Brittany Scarrow lives and breathes continuous improvement and strategic planning. With a Bachelor of Science (Biology and Microbiology) from the University of Victoria, a Six Sigma Black Belt certification, and project management designation, she has successfully implemented continuous improvement programs and coached CME countless CME members to get the most out of their teams by incorporating best practices. As CME’s Lean Facilitator, Brittany leads the organization’s North and South consortia and has certified countless manufacturing with Yellowbelt and Green Belt designations. Applying more than twelve years of applied continuous improvement, project management, R&D, operations and quality assurance experience, Brittany’s drive and passion helps CME members compete and win. 


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