Global Leaders

Want to Keep Canadian AI Thriving?: Create a Copyright Exception for Informational Analysis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met earlier this week with Jean-Francois Gagné, the CEO of Element AI, the Montreal-based applied artificial intelligence lab. Trudeau tweeted that the two men “talked about what Canadians are doing in AI in Montreal & across the country, and how we can keep the ind ...

CPPIB and the Caisse Focus on EMs?

CPPIB put out a press release, Driving long-term value creation through investor-corporate dialogue in Brazil:How long-term value creation can be driven by investor-corporate dialogue was the subject of an October 9 discussion with senior executives from Brazilian corporations at CPPIB’s Sao Paol ...

Here’s Why You Can Feel Optimistic About The Future Of Healthcare

I was invited by the PMO to participate as an expert panelist at Fortune Magazine’s #Fortune Global CEO forum in Toronto on the Global Digital Transformation of Health Care. This event brings CEO’s from around the world and was hosted by the Prime Minister in Toronto this year. This is the writ ...

The Full “Culture Exception” That Isn’t: Why Canada Caved on Independent Cultural Policy in the USMCA

In the final weeks of the USMCA negotiations, Canada signalled that a full cultural exception was a non-negotiable issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wading in to emphasize the importance of the issue. While the resulting deal has garnered applause from many culture lobby groups (music, magaz ...

The Business Leadership Podcast: Roger Chabra, innovation leader at TribalScale

Edwin and Roger discussed how he was able to emerge as a business leader at the start of the internet popularity. Roger shared his thoughts on finding the right opportunity for you and how to grab it even if you are unqualified. ...

Jobs, trade and the economy: What did we learn last week?

Last week was particularly busy, with key data releases giving us the latest glimpse into economic activity around the world, and government negotiations establishing the boundaries of important trading relationships. Here’s what we learned, and what we need to watch going forward. September U.S. ...

Europe: 5 Scenarios for Investors to Watch

The future of the euro and that of the EU are inextricably tied according to our latest white paper, I co-authored with Jacek Rostowski, a former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland. The big question for us is how could today’s political landscape impact the region in the coming ...

The CAQ and the Caisse?

Paul Chiasson of The Canadian Press reports, Coalition Avenir Québec wins historic majority as voters soundly reject old-line Liberals, PQ:Quebeckers have elected a right-leaning government for the first time since 1966, choosing the upstart Coalition Avenir Québec while soundly rejecting the tw ...

Five things to watch in October

Perhaps the biggest news of the last week was the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policy-making arm of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed). As expected, the Fed raised interest rates. But what was far more interesting were the hints provided about the future. In this blog, I dis ...

OTPP Signs Tobacco-Free Pledge?

Benefits Canada reports, Ontario Teachers’ signs tobacco-free investment pledge:The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has signed an agreement promising to divest from the tobacco industry as part of a wider pledge supported by multiple global government and health organizations.“Given the reput ...