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Recruiting and retaining talent

Sonja Volpe believes that organizing programs that tap into all parts of Canada’s population will expand the talent pool of workers with in-demand skills.

Economic Strategy

Refocusing the debate on industrial policy

Noah Smith, an economist whose commentary I always find original and insightful, wrote a great commentary earlier this week on why China’s industrial policy has been mostly a flop. His main argument—which I very much agree with—is that throwing a lot of public money at firms is the wrong and ineffective way to do industrial policy.

Speaking of Business

Revealing and insightful conversations with Canada’s top innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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Rania Llewellyn: embracing change at Laurentian Bank

December 13, 2022

Rania Llewellyn, President and CEO of Laurentian Bank speaks with Goldy Hyder about changing corporate culture, her immigrant experience and what it means to be the first woman to lead a major chartered bank in Canada.

December 13, 2022

Rania Llewellyn, President and CEO of Laurentian Bank speaks with Goldy Hyder about changing corporate culture, her immigrant experience and what it means to be the first woman to lead a major chartered bank in Canada.

Be bold and future-focused: Deanna Zumwalt, Coril Holdings

November 15, 2022

Deanna Zumwalt, president and CEO of Coril Holdings, speaks with Goldy Hyder about her hopes for the company, the changes she’s seeing in her hometown of Calgary, and her vision for Canada. She also discusses her career path and lessons learned from her four children.

November 15, 2022

Deanna Zumwalt, president and CEO of Coril Holdings, speaks with Goldy Hyder about her hopes for the company, the changes she’s seeing in her hometown of Calgary, and her vision for Canada. She also discusses her career path and lessons learned from her four children.

Neighbours, partners, allies, friends – Canada and the United States

June 2, 2022

Former Canadian ambassador Louise Blais outlines how Canada should approach its relationship with the United States, and why interdependence is so important for both countries.

June 2, 2022

Former Canadian ambassador Louise Blais outlines how Canada should approach its relationship with the United States, and why interdependence is so important for both countries.

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