Speaking of Business

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Playing to Canada’s strengths in a post-pandemic world

Bharat Masrani, President and CEO of TD Bank, calls on Canada to leverage its strengths to help the country succeed…

Canada’s clean growth opportunity

Four business leaders from Canada’s mining, agriculture, financial services and energy sectors discuss the steps the country needs to take…

“Believe in tomorrow,” Blake Hutcheson, President and CEO of OMERS

Blake Hutcheson, president and CEO of OMERS, discusses the challenges of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares his optimism…

“We have a common goal” – Shell Canada and the clean-energy transition

Susannah Pierce, President and Country Chair of Shell Canada, discusses clean energy, innovation, and reaching net zero emissions goals. 

Building a better future

Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO of PCL Construction, discusses how his industry is changing, including how it is using technology…

Pandemics, pivots and patience: BlackBerry’s John Chen on adapting to change

John Chen of BlackBerry discusses how companies can adapt to change.

Louis Vachon on leadership, transformation, and the central role of the economy

Canada needs a strong economy to help it address significant post-COVID challenges, says the outgoing CEO of National Bank of…

Learning to take the “long view”: lessons in entrepreneurship

Ben Cowan-Dewar, co-founder and CEO of Cabot, discusses the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship in Canada

Searching for common ground: teaming up to address Canada’s economic future

Former federal cabinet ministers Anne McLellan and Lisa Raitt explain why they are trying to bring groups together to chart…

The 60-year-old startup: How Magna stays agile in a fast-changing industry

Canada’s Magna International is a $40 billion company that employs more than 158,000 people in 28 countries. Yet in the…

Scaling up: why Canada needs a startup mindset

Mallorie Brodie, the CEO and co-founder of Kitchener, Ont.-based Bridgit Inc., says Canadians have a “level of discomfort” when it…

Pressing the reset button on capitalism: how to build a more inclusive society

Desjardins CEO Guy Cormier explains why it’s time to press the reset button on capitalism