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“Canadians will be a lot more digital post COVID” — Stacey Madge: President & Country Manager, Visa Canada

“Canadians will be a lot more digital post COVID.” Stacey Madge, Country Manager and President of VISA Canada, offers insight into how the pandemic is changing consumer behavior, what that will mean in the future, and how VISA is helping small businesses through the crisis. 32276

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“The bright side of this is that it’s accelerated innovation everywhere” — Faisal Kazi: President & CEO of Siemens Canada

“The bright side of this is that it’s accelerated innovation everywhere.” Faisal Kazi, President and CEO of Siemens Canada, reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred technological advancements. He also discusses what he has learned as a leader, how he and his employees are giving back to the ...

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“I’ve never been more proud of our people” — Paul Mahon: President & CEO of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life

Paul Mahon, President and CEO of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life, discusses the challenges of maintaining an essential service while employees are working from home, how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating change to the business model, and how Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life are addressing the mental health of both ...

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“The overarching power of the human spirit” — Chuck Magro: President & CEO of Nutrien

“The overarching power of the human spirit.” Chuck Magro, President and CEO of Nutrien, discusses how they are supporting employees, farmers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping essential workers safe, and lessons in leadership. 32218

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“The companies that manufacture were able to quickly pivot to make masks, respirators … hand sanitizer” — Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

“The companies that manufacture were able to quickly pivot to make masks, respirators … hand sanitizer.” Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, discusses the mobilization of the manufacturing sector in the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of essential workers, and plans to reopen the GM plant in St. Catharines, Ontario. 32147

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“You drive by and people are saying thank you” — Rob Penner, President & CEO of Bison Transport

“You drive by and people are saying thank you.” While public health officials are telling us to stay home, truck drivers are crossing the country delivering essential food and supplies. Rob Penner, President and CEO of Bison Transport, discusses the challenges his drivers are encountering, how his business is being ...

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“Be connected and support your employees” — Penny Wise, President of 3M Canada

Penny Wise, President of 3M Canada, reflects on the challenges of leadership in the COVID-19 crisis as her company performs essential services, including distributing N95 masks to frontline workers. 32098

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“This is a playbook that’s never been written before” — Sam Sebastian, President and CEO of Pelmorex

Sam Sebastian, President and CEO of Pelmorex, discusses the use of alerts and tracking in the fight against COVID-19, learning how to innovate in the midst of the pandemic and how employees in Madrid provided an early warning for what to expect in North America. 32049

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“The human condition is incredibly resilient” — John Risley, CEO of CFFI Ventures

Longtime businessman, philanthropist and mentor John Risley of CFFI Ventures shares his thoughts on how business in Canada will change after COVID-19 32036

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“Like a tap being turned off and at the other end you’ve got an open sinkhole”: Ed Sims – President & CEO of WestJet

“Like a tap being turned off and at the other end you’ve got an open sinkhole.”  Ed Sims, President and CEO of WestJet, describes the effects of a precipitous drop in airline travel, how COVID-19 compares to other crises, repatriation flights to countries WestJet has never flown to before, ...

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“These people are dedicated to making sure the energy flows every day”: Russ Girling – President & CEO of TC Energy

“These people are dedicated to making sure the energy flows every day”  Russ Girling, President and CEO of TC Energy, discusses pandemic preparedness, keeping essential workers safe and lessons in leadership during a time of crisis. 31983

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“This has impacted us all in incredible ways”: Jeffrey Russell – President of Accenture in Canada

Jeffrey Russell, President of Accenture in Canada, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his employees, how Accenture is helping governments get help to those who need it, and what the new economy could look like in the future. 31952

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Helping shape an agenda for growth

Drawing on the expertise of our members – business leaders and entrepreneurs whose companies employ nearly 2 million Canadians and positively impact the lives of millions more – we worked with a diverse range of stakeholders and reached out to all Canadians to help shape an agenda for growth.

The Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future has been led by three co-chairs:

  • Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien Ltd.
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMX
  • Louis O. Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Canada

Helping shape an agenda for growth

Drawing on the expertise of our members – business leaders and entrepreneurs whose companies employ nearly 2 million Canadians and positively impact the lives of millions more – we worked with a diverse range of stakeholders and reached out to all Canadians to help shape an agenda for growth.

The Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future has been led by three co-chairs:

  • Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien Ltd.
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMX
  • Louis O. Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Canada

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