Category Archives: Business

Prospectors & Developers Convention: March 5 in Toronto keynote on future tech

I’m going to participate in a wonderful event at the PDAC sponsored by Goldcorp and Integra Gold to Host #DisruptMining During PDAC 2017. Five CEOs will adjudicate entries in a “Shark Tank” style presentation and those interested in attending or submitting initiatives should visit #DisruptMining. This will be a  Collaborative Effort to Revolutionize the Industry’s Future… Read More

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Keynote on Future: Feb. 22 Grand Prairie Alberta

I’m keynoting an important conference called “Growing the North” in Grand Prairie and my topic will be about the emerging technologies that are transforming business, societies and human existence itself. This is a gathering of influencers and business people from the region which is resource-rich and very entrepeneurial. I look forward to this very much.

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Old Political Elite Out, Trump Brings in New Business Elite

The political elite, many of whom are concerned about the rise of Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump, spent some time whining and dining during last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But the corporate elite, those who financially support the world’s most rarified gathering, were busy figuring how out to profit by divesting from Britain,… Read More

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Trump’s New Energy and Trade Norm

INTERNATIONAL Shifting Political Norms and International Diplomacy by Diane Francis Issue 3, 2016 The centerpiece will be a $1-trillion infrastructure scheme that will include repairing and replacing the country decaying bridges, airports and buildings. But energy will play a major role. The two overriding objectives of the Trump Presidency will be job creation and economic… Read More

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Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State: Canada Wins and Russia May Lose

There’s hand wringing south of the border over the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State. But north of the border there should be celebration. That is because he, like Exxon, admires and understands Canada, and has continued to support pioneer innovations in the Canadian oil industry. Exxon has invested here… Read More

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National Post: Adios NAFTA and Hola US-Canada Free Trade Agreement

The election of Donald Trump can be expected to improve Canada’s economic outlook and speed up the economic integration that has been underway for a generation between the two nations. Hopefully, it will be “adios” to NAFTA as we know it, and “hola” to a reconstituted 1988 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and the United States…. Read More

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Jan. 12: Keynote Outlook Lunch Toronto

The annual Outlook Lunch is a must-attend event for Toronto’s business community and is co-sponsored by The National Post as well as the Canadian Club. It features six speakers who will make fearless forecasts from their viewpoint and area of specialization: Economic outlook; political outlook; business outlook; geopolitical outlook and a lively question and answer… Read More

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