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Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

Before joining the Business Council of Canada in 2018, Goldy Hyder was president and CEO of Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada, a communications firm. Prior to that, he was director of policy for former prime minister Joe Clark. A regular commentator in the Canadian media, he hosts the Speaking of Business podcast, which invites innovators, […]

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COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19: ‘There was no reason to think [Canada would] be spared in a major way’

Mona Nemer is the chief science adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as to the minister of science and cabinet. She’s charged with ensuring that science factors into policy decisions and that government science is available to the public. Prior to taking on this role in 2017, after Canada had been without a […]

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‘I think Brexit is a mistake, but democracy gives people the chance to make mistakes.’

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
‘I think Brexit is a mistake, but democracy gives people the chance to make mistakes.’

Stefan Pehringer has been Austria’s ambassador to Canada since 2017. The ambassador studied law in Germany before joining the foreign ministry in 1996 and he later completed a doctoral degree in legal studies at the University of Vienna. Before being appointed ambassador to Canada, he had postings in Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark and Latvia. His office […]

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Canada’s 2019 election: “The most unedifying spectacle I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing.”

| January 1, 2020 | 1 Comment
Canada’s 2019 election: “The most unedifying spectacle I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing.”

Brian Lee Crowley is managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, which, according to his biography on the website, “exists to make poor quality public policy in Ottawa unacceptable to Canadians and their political and opinion leaders, by proposing thoughtful alternatives through non-partisan and independent research and commentary.” Crowley was the founder of the Atlantic Institute for […]

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‘The most concerning piece is the trade war between China and the U.S.’

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘The most concerning piece is the trade war between China and the U.S.’

Pedro Antunes is the Conference Board of Canada’s chief economist. He joined the organization as an economist in 1991, after working with the Canadian forecasting group at the Bank of Canada. He has moved progressively into more senior positions. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for custom research work and economic analysis at […]

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The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

Ratna Omidvar came to Canada from Iran in 1981 and her own experiences of displacement, integration and citizen engagement have inspired her work in Canada. She was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in April 2016 as an independent senator representing Ontario. Prior to her appointment, Omidvar was the founding executive director of the think-tank […]

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‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

David Mulroney is a career diplomat who finished his career as Canada’s ambassador to China between 2009 and 2012. Using expertise he gleaned there, he penned the book Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century. Prior to his posting in Beijing, he was deputy minister responsible for […]

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Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

Scott Newark was a Crown prosecutor in Alberta until 1992. He also served as executive officer of the Canadian Police Association, director of operations to the Washington D.C.-based Investigative Project on Terrorism and as a security policy adviser to the governments of Ontario and Canada. He is currently an adjunct professor in the terrorism, risk […]

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Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal has been Yemen’s man in Ottawa since November 2016, and before that, for four months in 2014, he was his country’s minister of foreign affairs. He also served as ambassador to the United Nations for three years and ambassador to Iran for five years, postings that inform his work to this day. […]

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Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

Simon Palamar joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2012 after completing a PhD from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He manages CIGI’s Constructive Powers Initiative, which brings together foreign policy planners and academic experts from a dozen countries to discuss sensitive, new and emerging global security issues. His research interests […]

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