Canada’s Financial Sector Warrants International Praise

  In its recent assessment, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development forecasted Canada will outpace its G7 peers in economic growth over the next 50 years. And during that same half century, Canadian GDP growth will average 2.2 per cent annually. Given a global economy still recovering from the 2008-09 global financial crisis and

A passion for parkas

Dani Reiss transformed a solid but static family business into a heritage brand built on a proud “Made in Canada” foundation. Now one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, Canada Goose sets the world standard for extreme weather outerwear. Fresh out of university, Dani Reiss had no intention of going into the family business. “I joined

State-of-the-Art Software that Saves Lives

Missed diagnoses cause or contribute to 40,500 critically ill patient deaths in the U.S. annually, according to a recent Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study. The same 40,500 statistic equals the number of lives lost annually to breast cancer. Fortunately, Therapeutic Monitoring Systems (TMS) is working to change this. Founded by Dr. Andrew J. Seely,

To Infinity and Beyond

Space – the final frontier. Or where “No One Can Hear You Scream” to quote the terrifying tagline from Alien, Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller. But for Teledyne DALSA, space exploration offers an exciting, near limitless form of business expansion. In early August, the Canadian media proudly profiled the Waterloo-based company’s involvement with the Mars

A young serial entrepreneur serves up some good advice

An interview with Smoke’s Poutinerie founder Ryan Smolkin. Smoke’s Poutinerie is one of Canada’s hottest franchises, with outlets (and customer lineups) regularly popping up across the country. Founder Ryan Smolkin is a serial entrepreneur who’s already built and sold two successful companies. Just three-and-a-half years after he opened his first restaurant in Toronto’s club district,

On reconnaît les efforts : le président de la CCIC Satish Thakkar accepte le prestigieux Prix Pravasi-Samman des mains de la présidente de l’Inde Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil à Jaipur. Le prix reconnaît les nombreuses contributions de la CCIC à l’amélioration des relations Canada-Inde.

Promoting a new passage to India

Ontario’s ties to India have grown stronger in the past year, mainly as the result of behind-the-scenes work in the trade and investment communities.This reinforced relationship can only benefit both economies, with Ontario SMEs particularly well-poised to benefit. Satish Thakkar, president of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce,  sums it up succinctly: “Business happens once you

Tower Bridge

London calling: Ontario’s long-time business partner offers new opportunities

While emerging markets get a lot of media attention, the United Kingdom remains one of Ontario’s key export and investment partners.  The U.K. is Ontario’s second largest export market after the United States, with $14.5 billion in exported goods, comprising over nine per cent of the province’s total in 2011. Among Ontario’s investors, U.K. companies


A renewed focus on private/public sector collaboration

INTERVIEW WITH OCC PRESIDENT ALLAN O’DETTE Allan O’Dette takes the reins of the Ontario Chamber Commerce (OCC) at a critical juncture. Representing over 60,000 Ontario businesses of all sizes and sectors, the OCC is a network of 160 local chambers of commerce and boards of trade that is the collective voice of business in the


Lalita Krishna Story

When veteran filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary “Semi-sweet,” she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That’s when she had a “light-bulb moment” about the perfect “transmedia” extension to her documentary about “the world of chocolate,”


Attention to detail

With annual sales of over $200 million, RM Auctions is the world’s largest collector car auction house. It all started in a single car garage in Blenheim, Ontario. Visitors to Blenheim, Ontario are often surprised to find the headquarters of a large global corporation located in the pleasant southwestern Ontario town of about 5,000 people.