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February 11, 2020

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Why Africa? Building Canada’s economic ties to the world’s fastest-growing continent

Why Africa? Building Canada’s economic ties to the world’s fastest-growing continent

In its 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the federal government committed to making Canada a more globally connected economy by increasing overseas exports by 50 per cent by 2025. This is an ambitious goal that will require a comprehensive export strategy focused on high-growth markets where Canada underperforms. To date, trade diversification discussions have often focused on the Asia-Pacific region given the well-documented rise of Asia’s middle class. While this region must continue to be a focus, Africa deserves attention given its large ...

Date:
January 26, 2020

Canada is at a crossroads

Canada is at a crossroads

En Français Canada is the second-largest country in the world, and one of the least densely populated. Yet we have the second-fastest wireless networks in the world. As a nation, we should be proud. We should hold our heads high. Despite our vast geography and our small population, we lead the world. But this didn’t just happen. It required the right policies. It required the right investments. It required a partnership between industry and government. And this partnership ...

Date:
January 21, 2020

The power to lead change

The power to lead change

How would you describe your journey as a female Indigenous entrepreneur? Being a female Indigenous entrepreneur right now means having the power to lead and change the community and the world. I definitely had to overcome some challenges, but I had dealt with challenges earlier in my life when I was working at a maximum-security prison and ordering 60 male inmates around. Unfortunately, support from the Indigenous community was lacking in the early years. There were few successful entrepreneurs in our ...

Date:
January 14, 2020

There is no such thing as ‘good enough’

There is no such thing as ‘good enough’

For some Canadian entrepreneurs, moving to Silicon Valley is a one-way ticket. What made you decide to come back? At the time, I was dating someone in Toronto – it was a long-distance relationship for many years. When my partners and I sold the company we had started, I asked myself, “Is this relationship going to work, or am going to stay in California?” Today, we’re married and we have a wonderful daughter, so that worked out well.  But I ...

Date:
December 17, 2019

Straight talk on energy

Straight talk on energy

I am a committed, first-generation Canadian. I care deeply for this country, which gave my parents a new start after Canada liberated the Netherlands in the Second World War. And, I should say, I accept the science of climate change. I believe we need solution-focused change on both the production and consumption of fossil fuels. But I am deeply concerned about the future of the country, amid the alarming polarization in the discourse on energy development. This debate is clear ...

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