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December 19, 2017
By Dave McKay, as originally published by The Globe and Mail. Dave McKay is president and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada. On Vancouver Island, TimberWest is searching for foresters who can harvest data as well as trees. In Alberta, Suncor is working with First Nations peoples to build a new pipeline of talent, with aboriginal youth who can work with new technologies such as self-driving trucks. And in Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is looking to advance digital ...
November 23, 2017
By John Manley, as originally published in The Globe and Mail. What a difference a year makes. Just over a year ago, as I was returning from Europe, I wrote to praise the Trudeau government's success in saving a Stephen Harper legacy – the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Led by then-trade minister Chrystia Freeland, Canada gave a little here and a little there from the agreement that had been negotiated. By dint of Ms. Freeland's intelligence, ...
September 14, 2017
By Thomas d’Aquino, as published by Policy Magazine. During his bid for the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump denounced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as “the worst trade deal in history.” He promised to renegotiate terms more favourable, in his view, to the United States or walk away. The NAFTA, which came into force in January 1994, was built on the foundations of the 1987 Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Both agreements at the time represented ...
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 ...