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Get closer to our work with The Conference Board of Canada’s Leadership Perspectives series. Each episode, we sit down with senior Conference Board leaders and researchers to discuss issues that affect Canadians. Topics include economics, education, sustainability, HR, and Indigenous and Northern perspectives. We're proud to be Canada's foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization. Since 1954 we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. © The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

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Get closer to our work with The Conference Board of Canada’s Leadership Perspectives series. Each episode, we sit down with senior Conference Board leaders and researchers to discuss issues that affect Canadians. Topics include economics, education, sustainability, HR, and Indigenous and Northern perspectives. We're proud to be Canada's foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization. Since 1954 we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. © The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

    Levelling Up with TELUS #2: Vass Bednar and Robin Shaban on competition in the digital age

    Levelling Up with TELUS #2: Vass Bednar and Robin Shaban on competition in the digital age

    Power, prices, and choice: Canada’s Competition Act hasn’t been updated in two decades. What does this mean for digital competition in Canada, and the ways we could bridge the digital divide? Keara talks to two leading researchers for a lively discussion on how Canada’s competition space has changed in the digital age—and what needs to be done to ensure an equitable playing field for all.  
    Discover more about the digital divide and how TELUS is supporting meaningful change at telus.com/connectingcanada.  
    About our guests:
     
    Robin Shaban is co-founder and senior economist of Vivic Research, an economic consulting firm supporting agents working toward social justice with economic research. This year she was also a winner of the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business 2021 Changemakers award. She has served several advocacy organizations, think tanks, government clients, and labour unions such as the Ontario Living Wage Network, the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, and the office of the EI Commissioner for Workers. In addition, she has also published commentary on the state of competition law and policy in Canada.    
    Vass Bednar is an interdisciplinary wonk working at the intersections of technology and public policy in Canada. She's the founding Executive Director of McMaster University's Public Policy in Digital Society Program, and has held leadership roles across private and public sectors. Vass is recognized as a creative, data-driven thinker and was the Chair of the Expert Panel on Youth Employment. 
    Vass holds her Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Toronto, and completed Action Canada and DiverseCity Fellowships. She was also the co-host of "Detangled," a weekly pop-culture and public policy radio show. Currently she writes a newsletter called "regs to riches.” 
    This is the second episode of Levelling Up, a mini-series from TELUS and The Conference Board of Canada. Access all our research at conferenceboard.ca. 

    • 38 min
    Levelling Up with TELUS #1: Helaina Gaspard and Sam Andrey on Canada’s digital divide

    Levelling Up with TELUS #1: Helaina Gaspard and Sam Andrey on Canada’s digital divide

    COVID-19 has exacerbated the digital divide—the gap between Canadians who have reliable, fast broadband Internet access and those who don’t. What can we do to close it? In this first episode of our five-part series on the digital divide, Sam Andrey and Helaina Gaspard talk about the complications, challenges, and solutions in increasing digital access and adoption for all Canadians. 
    Discover more about the digital divide and how TELUS is supporting meaningful change at telus.com/connectingcanada.  
    About our guests:
     
    Sam Andrey is Director of Policy and Research at the Ryerson Leadership Lab. He has led applied research and public policy development for the past decade, including the design, execution and knowledge mobilization of surveys, focus groups, interviews, randomized controlled trials, and cross-sectional observational studies—including a recent study on the digital divide in the City of Toronto. He also teaches about public policy and leadership at Ryerson University and George Brown College.  
    Access the Ryerson Leadership Lab’s Overcoming Digital Divides Workshop Series at https://www.ryersonleadlab.com/overcoming-digital-divides.   

    Helaina Gaspard is a researcher, advisor, teacher and convener, as well as the Director of Governance and Institutions at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. Her work focuses on the state institutions that incentivize and govern the behaviour of actors, influencing the performance of organizations and public policy outcomes. Read Helaina's report, co-authored with Sahir Khan, on the efficacy of instruments for rural broadband delivery in Canada here. 
    This is the first episode of Levelling Up, a mini-series from TELUS and The Conference Board of Canada. Access all our research at conferenceboard.ca. 

    • 24 min
    Beyond the Bounce with PwC Canada #1: Matthew Wetmore on PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey

    Beyond the Bounce with PwC Canada #1: Matthew Wetmore on PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey

    PwC’s annual CEO survey is a big indicator of business confidence. The bottom line for 2021: Canadian CEOs are optimistic—and anticipate immense growth in the upcoming year—but they’ll need to be smart about their priorities to sustain it. In this first episode of our mini-series exploring CEOs’ plans for the future, National Managing Partner Matthew Wetmore shares insights from PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO survey. 
    This is the first episode of Beyond the Bounce, a three-part mini-series from The Conference Board of Canada and PwC Canada.   
    Read the Canadian findings from PwC’s 24th annual CEO Survey at https://www.pwc.com/ca/ceosurvey. 
    Find the global results at https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-agenda/ceosurvey/2021.html.  
    Matthew Wetmore is the National Managing Partner of PwC Canada’s Industries and Regions and a member of the Canadian Leadership Team. He oversees PwC’s industries, market segments, major cities, and regional offices, and works with our leaders to address evolving market trends and needs. With more than 20 years’ experience delivering strategic advice and practical, value-add solutions to clients in Canada, the US and the UK, Matthew has led projects ranging from business transformation and cost alignment to risk mitigation and business integration. Learn more about Matthew at linkedin.com/in/matthew-wetmore.     
     
    Stay in the loop. Access all Conference Board of Canada research and insights at conferenceboard.ca. 

    • 16 min
    Ep. 20: Why Canada’s COVID-19 immigrant cohort is unique – Dr. Iain Reeve

    Ep. 20: Why Canada’s COVID-19 immigrant cohort is unique – Dr. Iain Reeve

    How has the pandemic impacted Canada’s immigration admissions? Dr. Iain Reeve explains what’s changed in our intake numbers and the characteristics that set the COVID-19 immigrant cohort apart.
     
    Find out more about our immigration research at https://www.conferenceboard.ca/focus-areas/immigration  

    Our annual Canadian Immigration Summit is happening virtually on May 25–27, 2021. Check out our speakers and agenda here: https://www.conferenceboard.ca/events/immigration

    Learn more about Iain and our other subject matter experts at https://www.conferenceboard.ca/about-cboc/our-experts

    And access all our research at conferenceboard.ca 
     

    • 17 min
    Ep. 19: Public debt in the time of COVID-19 – Pedro Antunes

    Ep. 19: Public debt in the time of COVID-19 – Pedro Antunes

    In its November 30th fiscal update, Canada’s federal government tallied up the costs of COVID-19. The deficit will swell to $385 billion in 2020–21. The provinces and territories have also tallied record deficits—$92 billion, on aggregate. What do figures like these mean for our recovery? Keara talks to Chief Economist Pedro Antunes for these answers and more. 
    The full story:
    Challenges Ahead: Canada’s Post-Pandemic Fiscal Prospects (February 2021). View the report at https://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=10974. 
    Learn more about Pedro and our other subject matter experts at https://www.conferenceboard.ca/about-cboc/our-experts. 
    Access all our research at conferenceboard.ca. 

    • 9 min
    Breakthroughs #6: Claude Guay on IBM Canada’s role in leading businesses into the future

    Breakthroughs #6: Claude Guay on IBM Canada’s role in leading businesses into the future

    Flexibility is top of mind right now at IBM Canada. How are they responding to businesses’ need for speed, agility, and support in 2021—and what’s setting them apart? We learn from President and General Manager Claude Guay about IBM’s galvanizing plans. Learn more about IBM’s P-TECH program at https://www.ibm.com/thought-leadership/ptech/index.html. See the highlights from IBM’s C-suite research at https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/OXZE0YWE. This is the sixth episode of Breakthroughs, our mini-series from The Conference Board of Canada that profiles Canadian business leaders and innovators on their plans, successes, and challenges during COVID-19. Access all our research at conferenceboard.ca.

    • 19 min

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