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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 ...
May 15, 2017
By John Manley, as originally published in iPolitics. Regardless of their political orientation, most Canadians understand that trade – with the United States in particular – is a linchpin of our economy. They also recognize the risks inherent in Canada’s heavy dependence on the United States as the destination for almost three-quarters of our exports. That’s why the Asia-Pacific region is vital to Canada’s economic future. Led by the meteoric rise of China, the region’s growth is ...
November 3, 2016
As published in The Globe and Mail. With many around the globe questioning the benefits of trade, immigration and globalization, Canada is uniquely positioned to prove them wrong and rebuild our growth in a sustainable, inclusive way. We have many advantages – a highly educated population, strong research clusters, world-class post-secondary institutions, an open economy and society, stable government. More broadly and throughout the world, Canadians are seen as inclusive, welcoming and engaged in a world that is becoming insular. We ...