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June 28, 2018

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

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 ...

March 2, 2018

Morneau misses mark on Canada’s challenges

By John Manley, as originally published in The Globe and Mail.    I know how hard it is to be a Liberal finance minister. Liberals believe that government is a force for good in society – that while there are problems to be addressed, government exists to find solutions. The job of the finance minister, possessing these same instincts and surrounded by colleagues in cabinet and in caucus who are idealistically impatient, is a difficult one.   But he or she ...

December 19, 2017

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We must do more now to prepare young people for the future of work

By Dave McKay, as originally published by The Globe and Mail. Dave McKay is president and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada.   On Vancouver Island, TimberWest is searching for foresters who can harvest data as well as trees. In Alberta, Suncor is working with First Nations peoples to build a new pipeline of talent, with aboriginal youth who can work with new technologies such as self-driving trucks. And in Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is looking to advance digital ...

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