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August 2, 2017
Being competitive in a crowded market takes bold — even surprising — moves By Linda Hasenfratz and Rebecca MacDonald, as originally published by Financial Post. Linda Hasenfratz is CEO of Linamar and Canada’s 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. Rebecca MacDonald is the founder and executive chair of Just Energy Group and is Canada’s 2003 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. This summer, we attended the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year forum in Monaco – an annual gathering of top entrepreneurs ...
August 2, 2017
By Mojdeh Poul, as originally published by The Globe and Mail. Mojdeh Poul is president of 3M Canada. It may be the most overused word in today’s business lexicon – a favourite of CEOs, boards, investors and governments who see it as key to economic growth and competitiveness. And a lack of it puts companies at a major disadvantage in a rapidly changing business environment. That word, of course, is innovation. While true innovation must be a priority for ...
By John Manley, as originally published in iPolitics. In a country as diverse as Canada, there aren’t many things on which we can all agree. But there’s one thing just about every Canadian can concur with — particularly while trapped in morning gridlock, or dodging chunks of concrete under a decaying bridge: Our infrastructure badly needs updating. How big is Canada’s infrastructure deficit? The estimates vary widely, from $150 billion to as high as $1 trillion. Even if the funding ...
June 5, 2017
By Stephen Liptrap, as originally published by The Globe and Mail. Stephen Liptrap is president and CEO of Morneau Shepell. Every organization should have a workplace mental health strategy. The case is clear and compelling. Mental health issues impact a sizable proportion of the workforce – one in three working Canadians report a current or past mental health issue. Because most of us spend a significant amount of time at work, these issues have a noteworthy impact on organizational effectiveness, ...
May 16, 2017
Since 2000, Canada’s position as a leading trading nation has eroded, as measured by our country’s share of global merchandise and services trade. The Business Council of Canada believes that Canada should act now to reverse this worrisome trend by modernizing its trade policy to reflect the ever-evolving and increasingly competitive global business environment. In the article attached, The Honourable John Manley, the Council’s President and CEO, and Brian Kingston, vice president of policy for international and fiscal ...