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Deputy Minister Grant Sprague

Grant Sprague

Deputy Minister, Department of Energy, Government of Alberta


SESSION: The Role of Governments: Policy Actions to Transform Energy Systems and Drive Innovation

Grant Sprague received his LL.B. at the University of Alberta in 1989. He practiced law at an established Edmonton law firm in the area of foreclosures, insolvency and general litigation, and joined the Alberta Public Service in 1997.

Grant was the former Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Legal Services Division of Alberta Justice, and led the Environmental Law section of Alberta Justice, providing advice on a wide range of natural resources and environmental law issues.

He served as the Deputy Chief of the Policy Coordination Office in Executive Council until July 2013. While there he led a team that supported long-term strategic planning and policy coordination, the regulatory review process, and coordination for the policy excellence initiative.

Grant is currently an ongoing seasonal lecturer at the University of Alberta’s School of Business. He was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as Queen’s Counsel for Alberta in 2010.




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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Shaw is the premier Edmonton conference venue, with a location that provides access to over 2,000 downtown hotel rooms plus shopping, entertainment, dining and transportation.

The Shaw Conference Centre hosts approximately 650 Edmonton events each year, attracting over half a million visitors.

The Shaw Conference Centre is a partner in FRESH, an innovative program that supports conference and meeting planners in creating unique Edmonton experiences that are environmentally, socially and economically responsible.

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Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

CCEMC: A Global Responsibility


Join us today by viewing our livestream at 1:30pm.


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