37 episodes

This new podcast combines the experiences of an economist, David Campbell and a social scientist, Don Mills, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, to promote data-driven decision making among policymakers and to encourage a wider dialogue and debate leading to greater prosperity for the region. Expect to hear interviews with the top influencers, business leaders and decision-makers across Atlantic Canada to inform, educate and expand the conversations on the key issues facing the region.

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This new podcast combines the experiences of an economist, David Campbell and a social scientist, Don Mills, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, to promote data-driven decision making among policymakers and to encourage a wider dialogue and debate leading to greater prosperity for the region. Expect to hear interviews with the top influencers, business leaders and decision-makers across Atlantic Canada to inform, educate and expand the conversations on the key issues facing the region.

    Donald Savoie On John Bragg - Blueberry Baron And 'Pac-Man' Of The Maritime Cable Industry

    Donald Savoie On John Bragg - Blueberry Baron And 'Pac-Man' Of The Maritime Cable Industry

    The author of several books on the Atlantic Canadian economy and its entrepreneurs joins David Campbell and Don Mills to talk about the latest in his series of books about Maritime business titans, The Rural Entrepreneur: John Bragg.

    • 55 min
    How James Mullinger Makes Us Laugh And Be Proud Atlantic Canadians Too

    How James Mullinger Makes Us Laugh And Be Proud Atlantic Canadians Too

    If you haven’t heard of James Mullinger, it’s time to get acquainted. An immigrant from the UK who recently became a Canadian citizen, he is now a central figure in Atlantic Canadian cultural and media circles. James is a comedian, magazine editor, author, podcaster and entrepreneur. He joins Don Mills and David Campbell to talk about his journey and how he became an accidental champion for Atlantic Canada.  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    35 Episodes Of Insights From Atlantic Canada's Business Leaders

    35 Episodes Of Insights From Atlantic Canada's Business Leaders

    35 podcasts. That's roughly 35 hours of conversations with business and thoughts leaders about Atlantic Canada's economic success stories and the challenges and opportunities ahead for the region.

    On this episode of the "Insights" podcast, Don Mills and David Campbell chat with Huddle editor Mark Leger about the people they've spoken to (a group that includes former Newfoundland finance minister Cathy Bennett, JDI co-CEO Jim Irving and Frank McKenna) and the issues they've discussed (from labour force development to immigration to energy development and innovation).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Major Drilling Executives Say More Local Companies Should Consider Going Public

    Major Drilling Executives Say More Local Companies Should Consider Going Public

    On the week's episode of the "Insights" podcast, Denis Larocque, President and CEO of Major Drilling and Andrew McLaughlin, the company’s VP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, weigh in on the pros and cons of being a publicly-traded company. Moncton-based Major Drilling, one of the province’s few publicly traded firms, has used its ability to raise capital to become one of the world's largest drilling services companies.

    • 57 min
    Lee Bragg On The Challenges Of High-Speed Internet In Rural Atlantic Canada

    Lee Bragg On The Challenges Of High-Speed Internet In Rural Atlantic Canada

    This episode takes a close look at the challenges of fulfilling the promise of delivering high-speed internet to 100 percent of households in Atlantic Canada. News flash, it is not likely going to happen, at least using fibre lines to deliver the service. Our conversation with Lee Bragg of Halifax-based Eastlink provides a much clearer understanding of the challenges for companies that must remain competitive and governments that have promised affordable high-speed internet no matter where you live.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How To Improve The $4.3-Billion Atlantic Canadian Public Education System

    How To Improve The $4.3-Billion Atlantic Canadian Public Education System

    In the latest episode of the "Insights" podcast, Don Mills and David Campbell discuss the quality of the education system in Atlantic Canada with Paul Bennett, one of Canada's leading experts on public education.

    • 58 min

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