Laurence MiallCommunications Manager

Portrait of Laurence Miall

Laurence is communications manager for our policy work dedicated to reducing emissions from Canada's heavy industrial sectors. He is primarily focused on our oil and gas and clean electricity files. Alongside a team of communications leads, he works with Pembina Institute staff to ensure their research and analysis reaches policymakers, business leaders and the wider public. 

He has over two decades of experience in communications and leadership in a number of sectors, including not-for-profits, charities, foundations, agencies, and companies in Canada and the United States. He served as director of communications for the McConnell Foundation in Montreal and previously held communications positions with Concordia University and McGill University. He has also worked for the Government of Alberta and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Laurence has a bachelor of arts in political science and French from the University of Alberta. He is fluent in both English and French and is an avid writer, having contributed to Jacobin, Alberta Views, The Edmonton Journal, and The Montreal Gazette, and is the author of the novel Blind Spot (NeWest Press).

Based in Edmonton, Laurence enjoys walking, e-scootering or cycling his neighbourhood with his family, and cheering for Liverpool Football Club and, naturally, the Edmonton Oilers.

Contact Laurence Miall

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Laurence Miall's Recent Publications

Monica Curtis, Pembina Institute

Interview with Monica Curtis A vision for buildings and transportation systems becoming increasingly integrated thanks to a highly skilled workforce

Blog Feb. 8, 2024- By Laurence Miall
Monica Curtis became Senior Director of the Pembina Institute's Communities and Decarbonization group on February 5. She leverages over 20 years’ experience helping governments, institutions, businesses, and utilities build the case for improved energy use through the adoption of energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technology, and efficiency financing in a range of regulatory jurisdictions across North America.
MC Bouchard, Pembina Institute

Interview with MC Bouchard "We need to be able to provide the products and services that we rely on today but with lower emissions"

Blog Feb. 8, 2024- By Laurence Miall
Marie-Christine (MC) Bouchard joined Pembina Institute as the new Director of Oil and Gas on January 29. Here is an edited transcript of a conversation with MC held in mid-January.
Crowd at the Pembina Institute’s Alberta Climate Summit iin Calgary

Thank you for being part of the Alberta Climate Summit 2023! Sold-out event featured lively exchanges and forward-looking solutions

Blog Nov. 1, 2023- By Laurence Miall
Back for the first time since 2018, the Pembina Institute’s sold-out Alberta Climate Summit paid host to close to 300 people at the historic Hudson Event Complex in downtown Calgary on October 26. With veteran television anchor, Dave Kelly, as emcee and moderator, the event brought together industry, government, and environmental leaders while attracting significant media attention.
Cover of polling results with graph of support for reducing emissions from Alberta oil and gas

Polling Results: Oil and Gas, Jobs and Targets Alberta too dependent on oil and gas; gov’t should plan for future jobs for energy workers

Publication Oct. 19, 2023- By Laurence Miall
70% of Albertans think the province’s economy is too dependent on the oil and gas industry. New polling released today also shows Albertans think government should play active role in planning for future job opportunities for energy workers.
A photo of Mihskakwan James Harper speaking at an event

Pembina Institute Welcomes Mihskakwan James Harper to the Board Member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation is currently business development manager at NRStor Inc. working on large-scale energy storage and clean microgrid projects

Blog July 18, 2023- By Laurence Miall
The Pembina Institute is delighted to announce that Mihskakwan James Harper has joined the Board of Directors. Harper is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 8, Alberta. He is currently the business development manager at NRStor Inc., where he champions developing large-scale energy storage and clean microgrid projects in a way that empowers communities and contributes to meaningful climate action.


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