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Date:
December 10, 2019

The energy-hungry world isn’t waiting for Canada

The energy-hungry world isn’t waiting for Canada

We're putting our standard of living at risk if we don’t develop a more balanced approach to harnessing Canada’s energy future. That was my message on the Canadian Club of Toronto stage where I hosted an important conversation about our country’s energy future with Enbridge CEO Al Monaco. As I travel the country and world, I’ve heard a shared sense of frustration and concern from business leaders, clients, and communities. Canadians are not happy with our ...

Date:
November 26, 2019

What does diversity mean to you?

What does diversity mean to you?

What does diversity mean to you? Is it a person's age? Gender? Cultural background? For me, diversity encompasses all these things. But more importantly, it also applies to the way people think, as well as their ability to adapt to constant change. From an early age, I learned firsthand the strength of adaptability. When my family fled the civil war in Lebanon and immigrated to Canada, we were faced with adapting to a new environment. But rather than being intimidated ...

Date:
November 19, 2019

‘The need is still there’

‘The need is still there’

What sparked the idea behind Bell Let’s Talk – a national and global campaign held annually on January 30th in support of mental health initiatives? One in five Canadians will struggle with a mental illness in their lifetime and it’s the No. 1 cause of workplace disability, a major national health concern that costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion a year. Yet because of the lingering stigma around mental illness, relatively little was being said or done other than ...

Date:
November 12, 2019

The path to reconciliation

The path to reconciliation

National Indigenous History Month provides the opportunity for us all to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to Canada. But it’s also a chance to reflect on the progress we’ve made and the hard work that lies ahead. The question is: has business done enough? What else could we do to truly reconcile our past and move forward together with Indigenous people? We’ve seen first-hand that progress has ...

Date:
November 5, 2019

Canadian leadership in the global economy

Canadian leadership in the global economy

En Français By any measure Canada occupies an enviable position in the world today. Our reputation is admirable. We are seen as an advanced, progressive and welcoming country – a safe and stable nation with a diverse population and workforce. Our people are well-educated. We have the highest proportion of college and university graduates in the G7. The number of young people pursuing education in the STEM disciplines is rising faster than in other university programs. Our natural resources are ...

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