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March 6, 2019

Raising our game to improve Canada’s economic future

Raising our game to improve Canada’s economic future

As published in The Globe and Mail Chuck Magro is president and CEO of Nutrien Ltd. Nicole Verkindt is founder and CEO of OMX. Louis O. Vachon is president and CEO of National Bank of Canada. Canada consistently ranks as one of the best countries in the world in which to live. Despite that, growing numbers of Canadians – young people in particular – are telling pollsters that they are uncertain or worried about their future economic prospects. An Abacus survey last ...

September 14, 2018

Canada must prepare for multidimensional conflict

By Louis Vachon, as published in The Globe and Mail, Sept 13, 2018   There are hard lessons to be learned from the disproportionate Saudi response to a tweet from our Foreign Affairs Minister calling for the release of imprisoned rights activists, and an opportunity to make our country better prepared and more resilient.   The most important lesson is accepting that times have changed and adjusting accordingly. We now live in a world of unilateralism and multidimensional conflict – the use of ...

June 28, 2018

Canada needs the right data rules to have a healthy digital sector

By John Manley, as published in iPolitics   We need a model that protects the data of individuals and companies, but also allows them to exchange and share it freely in a transparent and competitive marketplace. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same approach we use to manage the rest of the economy.   You can’t see it, feel it, smell it or taste it, but data has become one of the most important resources ...

May 18, 2018

Ontario needs a strategy for growth

A joint statement by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Business Council of Canada.   Today, the Honourable John Manley, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada and Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following joint statement on strengthening business competitiveness in the upcoming provincial election.   “Ontarians expect and deserve high-quality public services, but the province’s ability to pay for those services depends on a strong private sector – ...

We need more women business leaders, for everybody’s good

By John Manley and Rahul Bhardwaj, as originally published in Financial Post.   Canada’s biggest companies and organizations are worth trillions of dollars and impact the lives of virtually everyone in the country by creating wealth, enterprises and institutions that fuel our growth. As such, the quality of leadership in the corner offices and boardrooms cannot be overstated.   The Business Council of Canada and the Institute of Corporate Directors together represent about 13,000 members from leading companies and organizations ...

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