About Clean Prosperity

Clean Prosperity seeks to build enduring political support for market-based policies that generate growth while conserving our environment.

We educate and influence governments, legislators, political, business and other thought leaders, and give Canadians who share our vision the tools to influence their leaders and representatives.

Who We Are

Canadians for Clean Prosperity seeks to build enduring political support for market-based policies that generate growth while conserving our environment.

We educate and influence governments, legislators, political, business and other thought leaders, and give Canadians who share our vision the tools to influence their leaders and representatives.

Our Vision

We envision a Canada where a strong, competitive economy co-exists with a clean, sustainable environment, and where free market solutions are applied to our environmental challenges. Pollution and greenhouse gas emissions will be taxed, and those revenues used to reduce other taxes on households and businesses.

Canada will be a leader in technological innovation and create more jobs as we adapt to cleaner energy solutions and a low carbon economy.

Our Team

Executive Director

Mark Cameron

Originally from British Columbia, Mark lives in Ottawa, Canada and has worked in public policy roles in government, business and consulting for over 20 years.

He has worked in several MPs and Ministers offices, including working in the Office of the Prime Minister as Director of Policy and Research and Senior Policy Advisor from 2006 to 2009. He has also worked for Ontario Power Generation, BlackBerry, and as a consultant on energy and environmental issues, most recently heading the energy practice at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Mark has long been engaged in the environmental policy debate in Canada, and serves on the advisory board of the Pembina Institute and the steering committee of Sustainable Prosperity.

Why Mark Joined Clean Prosperity

“Canadian businesses, governments, and citizens can no longer afford to pit the environment and the economy against each other. For Canada to succeed, economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability need to go hand in hand. I’m excited to join Canadians for Clean Prosperity to help reconcile the environment and the economy, starting with pricing pollution so we can lower taxes on everything else.”

Communications Manager

Julia Muggeridge

Julia Muggeridge is a Communications Specialist with a political background having worked for a Member of Parliament and in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of the Environment’s office over a multi-year period. She previously worked at Environment Canada in communications and as a Communications Consultant at Toronto Hydro providing perspective to different levels of government. A passionate environmental conservative, Julia joined Clean Prosperity to help the organization find economical and meaningful ways of promoting carbon pricing and green technology
Julia is a Principal and Director of Client Services at Aubs & Mugg Incorporated responsible for maintaining the Clean Prosperity presence through various forms of media.

Why Julia Joined Clean Prosperity

“I joined Clean Prosperity to find a balance between preserving Canada’s environmental future and protecting the economy.

Our Board

Greg Kiessling, Chair

Greg Kiessling is President of Up Capital Ltd. a private investment firm that focuses on early stage companies whose products and services will lead to increased prosperity while reducing environmental impacts. Up Capital is the founding investor in Bullfrog Power Inc., and Greg is board chair. Earlier in his career, Greg was co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sitraka, which was Canada’s largest self-financed software company when it was purchased in 2002. Sitraka was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies six times and was also named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Greg also served in a variety of fundraising and board leadership roles for the ground-breaking Pathways to Education program between 2002 and 2013.

WHY GREG JOINED CLEAN PROSPERITY

“I’ve always believed that a better future requires both economic strength and a sustainable approach to environmental issues. That’s what Clean Prosperity means.”

Lisa Asbreuk

Lisa Asbreuk is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on energy law and policy in Ontario and Alberta, and experience advising private and public corporations on emissions law and policy in Alberta and federally. Lisa worked as an energy lawyer at a leading national law firm in the Toronto and Calgary offices for several years and was in-house counsel at ENMAX Corporation before relocating to Kingston, Ontario where her practice involves work on the front lines of renewable energy project development and policy implementation in Ontario.

Lisa is also on the board of directors of SWITCH, Southeastern Ontario’s alternative energy cluster of business, government, community and academic leaders in the alternative energy and related sectors.

WHY LISA JOINED CLEAN PROSPERITY

“A cleaner environment and a more prosperous nation are not mutually exclusive. For my clients, and innovative clean tech businesses all across Canada, commercializing ways to have a lighter touch on the environment is driving their growth and prosperity.”

Beverley Hammond

Beverley Hammond is an innovator, an entrepreneur and a pioneer in the adoption and integration of social and digital media with PR. Most recently, Bev spent 12 years as President and CEO and then Chair of Veritas Communications where she transformed the agency into one of Canada’s leading marketing communications companies. She also has considerable political experience, including senior positions with federal and Ontario Cabinet Ministers’ offices.

Bev is Past Chair of the national Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada. She is also a Director on the Board of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative and sits on the Advisory Board of G(irls)20 and Women in Leadership (WIL). Bev has also served on the Board of the LCBO and the Board of Leadership Sinai at Mount Sinai Hospital where she served as Chair of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute’s 25th Anniversary Dinner with Scientists.

WHY BEV JOINED CLEAN PROSPERITY

“Political change always takes place in reaction to social and economic change. We have the interesting challenge of building the momentum for such a change.”

Bruce Lourie

Bruce Lourie is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the books Toxin, Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World, and the best-seller Slow Death by Rubber Duck. He is President of Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Canada, a Director of the Ontario Power Authority and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a member of World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Advisory Committee.

Bruce is a founder of a number of for profit and non-profit organizations including Summerhill Group, the Sustainability Network, and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. He has acted on numerous international, federal, provincial and municipal bodies advising on environmental, health and energy policy issues. Bruce has degrees in Geology, Environmental Studies and a near-complete doctorate.

WHY BRUCE JOINED CLEAN PROSPERITY

“It’s simply a matter of common sense and fundamental fairness that those responsible for pollution be held accountable for the full cost of their actions.”

Greg Lyle

Greg Lyle is the founder and managing director of Innovative Research Group Inc., a national public opinion research and strategy firm with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. The company provides critical information needed to assess and overcome public affairs and corporate communications challenges, identify and evaluate potential solutions, and monitor success.

As a former principal secretary to Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon, Lyle has built a career at the intersection of public opinion, communications and public policy. With over 20 years of communications and opinion research experience, Lyle uses a full range of research tools to provide strategic counsel to public, private and not-for-profit clients across a variety of sectors including financial services, insurance, transportation, resource industries, energy, health care, and education. Lyle’s polls have been highlighted in media across the country and he is regularly featured in national print and broadcast media.

WHY GREG JOINED CANADIANS FOR CLEAN PROSPERITY

“I live on the waters of British Columbia’s Howe Sound. For decades pollution drove marine life away from large portions of the Sound. Now, pollution is being cleaned up and marine life is coming back. I want to see that happen across the country and the globe. Making polluters pay will incent pollution-reducing innovations and create new industries while we reduce our impact on the environment.”

John Ruffolo

John Ruffolo is the Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, and the Senior Managing Director, Innovation, with OMERS Strategic Investments. He also serves as board chair of MMM Group Ltd., and is a board member at HootSuite.

John is chair of Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s Government Relations Committee and a member of its Executive Committee. In addition, he is a board member and committee chair at numerous other organizations including Communitech and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

WHY JOHN JOINED CLEAN PROSPERITY

“We all want a cleaner environment and more jobs for Canadians. Clean Prosperity offers a practical, fair way of achieving those goals and building a better Canada.”