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February 21, 2019
From a speech by Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrien, to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21, 2019. Nutrien and many of the businesses represented by the people in this room have been successful for a number of reasons. One is that Saskatchewan has been blessed with amazing natural resources. Another is that Saskatchewan has incredible people. A third is that Saskatchewan and Canada have long been good places to do business. Great resources and people will ...
February 5, 2019
Excerpt from a speech by Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive of Air Canada, to the Canadian Club of Montreal delivered February 4, 2019: "Before closing, in this election year, I do need to say a few words about Canada’s competitiveness and economic growth prospects. Last week, I attended a meeting of the Business Council of Canada, where CEOs of Canada’s leading companies are members. This group of 150 companies employs about two million Canadians – and like our team at Air ...
May 8, 2018
Excerpt from a speech by David McKay, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Canada, to the Canadian Club of Montreal delivered May 7, 2018: “Just a few weeks ago, I took on the role of co-chair of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable. It’s a group launched by the Business Council of Canada to link key business and higher education leaders from across Canada – including strong voices like CAE and McGill from Quebec – together to solve Canada’...
June 8, 2017
Excerpted remarks by William Downe, Chief Executive Officer of BMO, to the Canadian Club of Toronto, June 8, 2017. "One of the advantages of a long career—especially in the banking industry – is it allows you to see firsthand the many forms uncertainty can take: the factors that drive it, the barriers it creates, and most importantly, what’s required to push through to the other side. I also have the good fortune of working for a bank that’s in ...
March 23, 2017
Excerpt from a speech by Robert Hardt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Canada, to the Canadian Association for Business Economics delivered March 21, 2017: "Innovation is the best – the only – chance we have to survive and thrive in our ever-changing corporate world. In fact, innovation is our only chance in the world, period! If we don’t innovate for sustainability, all will be lost. "This may involve change at a very significant level – large corporations may, in fact, need ...