- About the Council
May 13, 2019
As originally published in the Globe and Mail. Goldy Hyder is president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, representing 150 leading companies. The Council’s recently launched Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future invited Canadians’ views at www.itsaboutcanada.ca Canada wasn’t born, it was built. For many Canadians, unity didn’t come along the road to revolution, but along a railway. History reminds us of these lessons, and yet many Canadian leaders don’t consider themselves ...
April 15, 2019
“In the coming months, business leaders will be engaging the public on the issues that matter and leading the way on elevating the discourse.” As originally published by Sun Media newspapers in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton As we mark six months until the upcoming federal election, the main themes of the campaign are starting to emerge. If Alberta’s election is any indication, we can expect a hyper-polarized campaign with political parties running against strawmen, such as big ...
April 4, 2019
As originally published in The Hill Times You don’t need to be an Uber driver or drone operator to see how technology is impacting professional life. New tools and techniques are changing what we do and how we do it. We’re already seeing how machine learning and artificial intelligence affect nearly all aspects of how we do our jobs, from the security of our email to how we share information and whether the goods we make arrive ...
As originally published in the Toronto Star How many Canadians know that Japan was the first country to land a rover on an asteroid in September and again last month? When a Chinese spacecraft reached the dark side of the moon and NASA’s InSight landed on the red planet, they were covered live on national news networks. Meanwhile, Japan’s historic achievement was relegated to the ticker on the bottom of our TV screens. You could be forgiven ...
March 21, 2019
As originally published by Nutrien Nutrien is proud to be a Canadian company, and we want to contribute to Canadian and global prosperity any way we can. That’s why Nutrien President & CEO Chuck Magro accepted the invitation to serve as co-chair of the Business Council of Canada’s Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future. Along with task force co-chairs Nicole Verkindt of OMX and Louis O. Vachon of National Bank of Canada, Chuck sees an opportunity and ...