Conference Board of Canada | Bright Future Podcast Series

Canadian businesses have been scrambling to find ways to stay afloat since the beginning of the pandemic in March. Government programs have helped, but they can’t last forever. We’ve all had to adapt to whatever “normal” was as we progressed through lockdown. As our businesses incrementally reopen, they are tasked with the challenge of being both safe and profitable.

Our guest this episode is well versed in both the business side and the government side. The Honourable John Manley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, talks to us about getting Canada back to business. He shares his perspective on the response by Canadian governments and businesses, as well as a caution on the deficits the federal government has had to incur. He’s optimistic about the resilience he’s noticed in Canada and Canadians and sees many lessons we can carry with us into the future.

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Bright Future

In this show, The Conference Board of Canada brings you the connections that make us stronger as individuals, as organizations, and as a country. Hear from senior-level executives from our biggest institutions and leaders from Canada and around the world. For us, leader isn’t a title, it’s a way of acting in the world. You’ll hear leaders who are working to create a bright future. 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.