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2016

Labour Shortages in Canada’s Agriculture Sector

CBC, December 1, 2016

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Michael Burt discusses a recent report on labour shortages in Canada’s agriculture sector and the growing reliance on temporary foreign workers (at 36:45).

Trade Alternatives for Canada

BNN, November 28, 2016

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Glen Hodgson discusses trade alternatives to the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Canada in the wake of the U.S. election.

Canada’s Earthquake Risk

BNN, November 22, 2016

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Pedro Antunes discusses Canada’s earthquake risk.

Market Reaction to U.S. Election

CBC, November 9, 2016

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Craig Alexander participates in a CBC panel to discuss the markets’ reaction to the U.S. election results.

Fall Economic Update

CBC, November 1, 2016

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Craig Alexander discusses the Finance Minister’s fall economic update on CBC.

Canadian Economic Outlook

BNN, October 27, 2016

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Matthew Stewart discusses the Canadian economic outlook with BNN and why the energy sector won't be a big contributor to growth in the coming years.

Physician Assistants in Canadian Health Care

CBC, October 24, 2016


Thy Dinh explains why hiring more physician assistants could save the Canadian health care system millions.

Oil Extraction Losses for 2016

BNN, October 4, 2016

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Carlos Murillo explains why Canada’s oil extraction industry is set to lose $10 billion dollars in 2016.

Électricité dans le Nord canadien

Radio-Canada, septembre 27, 2016

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Christopher Duschenes discute de l’inaccessibilité des communautés éloignées à des tarifs d’électricité raisonnables via Radio-Canada.

Lack of Private Business Investment

BNN, September 20, 2016

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Craig Alexander explains how the lack of private business investment could hamper Canada’s growth on BNN.

Household Debt

CBC, September 15, 2016

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Craig Alexander discusses record household debt levels on CBC’s The Exchange.

Interest Rates

BNN, September 7, 2016

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Craig Alexander weighs in on Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement on BNN.

Mental Health Costs

CBC, September 1, 2016

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Louis Thériault discusses mental health costs on CBC’s The Exchange.

Canada’s Productivity

BNN, July 25, 2016

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Glen Hodgson joins BNN to explain why and how weak firms are holding back Canada's productivity.

Canadian Outlook

BNN, July 21, 2016

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Matthew Stewart discusses our latest Canadian Outlook on BNN.

Economic Impacts of Brexit

BNN, June 24, 2016

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Glen Hodgson discusses the economic impacts of Brexit on BNN.

Prévisions économiques de l’Alberta

RDI, June 13, 2016

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Marie-Christine Bernard discute des prévisions économiques de l’Alberta sur les ondes d’ICI Radio-Canada.

Lack of Business Investment

BNN, May 30, 2016

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Matthew Stewart explains how lack of business investment could derail Canada’s economic growth.

Feux de forêt de Fort McMurray

RDI, May 2016

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Marie-Christine Bernard discute de l’impact économique des feux de forêt de Fort McMurray sur les ondes de RDI.

Business Confidence

BNN, May 6, 2016

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Matthew Stewart describes the state of business confidence in Canada on BNN.

Oil Industry in the Red

BNN, April 28, 2016

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Michael Burt discusses why the Canadian oil industry is poised to spill more red ink in 2016 on BNN.

Canada’s Environment Grade

CBC, April 21, 2016

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Louis Thériault explains why Canada receives a “D” grade in our new environment report card on CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Low Loonie and Sports

CBC, April 14, 2016

Interview with Glen Hodgson

Glen Hodgson explains the impact of a low loonie on Canadian pro sports franchises on CBC’s The Exchange.

Rising Loonie

BNN, April 12, 2016

Interview with Gregory Hermus

Gregory Hermus discusses why the rising loonie could affect Canadians’ travel plans on BNN.

Canadian Pensions

BNN, April 11, 2016

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Glen Hodgson discusses his outlook for Canadian pensions on BNN.

Provincial Outlook

BNN, March 8, 2016

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Marie-Christine Bernard explains our latest Provincial Outlook on BNN.

Conference

Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada, speaking at a podium

His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada, Embassy of Sweden speaking at our Corporate Responsibilty & Sustainability Summit in Toronto.

The Evolving Threat of Terrorism

Streamed live on Jun 23, 2015

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Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan and Phil Gurski discuss the evolving threat of terrorism.

Canadian Consumer Confidence

BNN, March 7, 2016

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Julie Adès discusses Canadian consumer confidence on BNN.

Territorial Outlook

CBC, February 25, 2016

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Pedro Antunes explains our latest Territorial Outlook on CBC’s Northbeat.

Canada’s Federal Deficit

CBC, February 22, 2016 - 2:05 PM

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Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, discusses Canada’s federal deficit on BNN

Mental Health in the Workplace

Radio-Canada International, February 16, 2016

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Louise Chénier discusses our latest report on mental health in the workplace.

Canadian Outlook

CBC, February 4, 2016 (at 27:00)

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Matthew Stewart summarizes our latest outlook for Canada’s economy on CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Unrecognized Credentials

CBC, January 26 (at 31:00)

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Michael Bloom explains the impact of unrecognized learning credentials in Canada on CBC’s “The Exchange”

Low loonie hurts Canadian sports teams

CBC, January 16, 2016

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Low loonie hurts Canadian sports teams, explains Glen Hodgson in this CBC interview.

Low Oil Prices

BNN, January 12, 2016

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Glen Hodgson discusses low oil prices via BNN.

Trouble Predicting Oil Prices

CBC, January 12, 2016

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Louis Thériault explains the trouble with predicting oil prices on CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Canadian Job Picture

January 8, 2016

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Pedro Antunes explains the Canadian jobs picture via CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Trade Game Changers

BNN, January 5, 2016

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Danielle Goldfarb discusses five trade game changers for Canada in 2016 on BNN.


2015

Holiday Retail Trends

CBC, December 23, 2015

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Michael Burt explains Canadian retail trends for this holiday season on CBC’s “The World This Hour”

Low Oil Prices and Canada’s Economy

CBC, December 21, 2015

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Pedro Antunes discusses impact of low oil prices on Canada’s economy via CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Provincial Outlook

CBC, December 7, 2015

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Marie-Christine Bernard discusses our latest Provincial Outlook via CBC’s “The Exchange.”

L’inactivité physique et la sédentarité

Radio-Canada, 2 décembre, 2015

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Louis Thériault discute de notre nouveau rapport sur l’inactivité physique et la sédentarité en milieu de travail sur les ondes de Radio-Canada.

Making Workplaces Accessible

TBT, November 25, 2015 (at 9:10)

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Ruth Wright discusses how employers can make their workplaces more accessible for people living with disabilities on “TBT Newshour.”

Interview

CBC, November 24, 2015

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Michael Bloom speaks about our latest PhD report on CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Interview

BNN, November 26, 2015

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Michael Burt explains Canadian spending trends for Black Friday.

2015 Honorary Associate

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L. Jacques Ménard was presented with the Honorary Associate Award, November 10 in Montreal. Watch the tribute video | Regardez la vidéo hommage

Future Care for Canadian Seniors

CBC’s “The Exchange”, November 3, 2015

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Louis Thériault speaks about our latest report on future care for Canadian Seniors.

Canada’s Agriculture Sector

BNN, October 30, 2015

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Jean-Charles Le Vallée discusses top results from our first report card on food.

Canada’s Oil Industry

BNN, October 28, 2015

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Michael Burt explains our latest report on Canada’s oil industry.

Premier bilan du Canada sur l’alimentation

Radio-Canada, novembre 3, 2015

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Jean-Charles Le Vallée discute de notre premier bilan sur l’alimentation sur d’ICI Ontario. (début à 16 minutes, 57  secondes)

Panel Discussion on Productivity

TVO, October 16, 2015

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Glen Hodgson discusses Canada’s lagging productivity on “The Agenda with Steve Paikin.”

Residential Construction

BNN, October 28, 2015

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Michael Burt describes the latest economic trends for Canada’s residential construction industry.

Canada’s Infrastructure

CBC, October 13, 2015

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Glen Hodgson explains Canada’s infrastructure challenges on CBC’s “The Exchange With Amanda Lang.”

Metropolitan Outlook

BNN, September 24, 2015

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Alan Arcand discusses our latest Metropolitan Outlook on BNN.

The State of Canada’s Economy

BNN, September 1, 2015

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Pedro Antunes discusses the state of Canada’s economy.

Canada’s Services Economy

CBC, August 25, 2015

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Glen Hodgson discusses Canada’s services economy on CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Services Superpower

BNN, August 25, 2015

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Jacqueline Palladini speaks to BNN’s “The Close” about Canada becoming a services superpower.

NHL Expansion

BNN, July 21, 2015

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Glen Hodgson speaks to BNN about what the low loonie means for NHL expansion.

Alberta’s Tourism Outlook

CTV, June 23, 2015

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Greg Hermus discusses Alberta’s tourism outlook and Canadians’ summer travel plans on CTV’s Alberta Primetime.


Guaranteed Annual Income

CBC, June 9, 2015

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Pedro Antunes discussed guaranteed annual income on CBC's The Exchange with Amanda Lang

Most Job Losses in the Oil Sector

CTV, March 16, 2015

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Glen Hodgson discusses Canada’s latest job numbers on CTV News Channel

Grim Outlook for Alberta’s Economy

CTV, March 4, 2015

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Glen Hodgson provides a grim outlook for Alberta’s economy on CTV News Calgary

Women in Canada’s Public Service

CBC, February 24, 2015

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Ruth Wright took part in a discussion about women in Canada’s public service on CBC’s “The Current.”

Nova Scotia Economy Seeing Slight Boost

Global News, February 20, 2015

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Daniel Muzyka highlights the opportunities and challenges that will face Atlantic Canadians in the future on Global Maritime Morning News.

Canadian Economic Growth Slides

BNN, February 9, 2015

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Matthew Stewart explains why the Canadian economy will grow at only 1.9 percent in 2015 on BNN.

Oil Prices and the Canadian Dollar

CTV, February 2, 2015

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Pedro Antunes discusses the impact of oil prices on the Canadian dollar on CTV News Channel with Dan Matheson.

Automated Vehicles

CBC, January 22, 2015 (at 18:26)

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Vijay Gill discusses our latest research into automated vehicles with Amanda Lang on CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Oil and the Federal Budget

CTV, January 21, 2015

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Pedro Antunes talks about the effects of Canada’s shrinking oil based revenues will have on the federal budget with Don Martin on CTV’s Powerplay

Falling Oil Prices and Alberta’s Economic Future

CBC, January 13, 2015

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Glen Hodgson talks about the effect of falling oil prices on the future of Alberta’s economy on the CBC’s “The Exchange with Amanda Lang”


2014

Building Resilient Communities

Global News, December 8, 2014

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Satyamoorthy Kabilan discusses the need to build resilient communities and harness the power of social media in the face of new threats from ISIS.

Future of Canada’s North

TVO, December 1, 2014

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Anja Jeffrey discusses the future of Northern Canada on The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Oil Market Price Manipulation

BNN, November 5, 2014

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Kip Beckman discusses about price manipulation in the oil market on BNN.

Canadian Income Tax Reform

BNN, November 3, 2014

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Glen Hodgson discusses the idea of income tax reform in Canada with OMNI Television.

Sitting is the “New Smoking”

CBC, October 24, 2014

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Louis Thériault discusses why sitting is the “new smoking” on CBC’s The Exchange with Amanda Lang.

Canada’s Growing Income Divide

CBC News, September 23, 2014

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David Stewart-Patterson examines the potential impact of young people making less money than the previous generation.

Possible NHL Expansions

CTV, August 27, 2014

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Glen Hodgson discusses the feasibility of a possible NHL expansion into Canadian markets on BNN

Arctic Sovereignty

CTV News, August 21, 2014 (at 14:50)

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David Stewart-Patterson talks to CTV News about the need for Arctic sovereignty and protection in Canada’s North in the face of competing interests.

Russia Sanctions Western Food Imports

BNN, August 7, 2014

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Glen Hodgson talks to BNN’s Frances Horodelski about Russia’s sanctions on Western food imports and how it could affect Canadian business

Hiring People with Disabilities

BNN, July 18, 2014

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Ruth Wright describes the many benefits organizations can experience when hiring people with disabilities on BNN.

Increasing Aviation Fuel Tax

CTV, July 8, 2014

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David Stewart-Patterson, talks to CTV News about Ottawa and Ogdensburg's cross-border battle for air passengers.

Exporting Beyond the U.S.

CBC, June 24, 2014

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Danielle Goldfarb, Associate Director, Global Commerce Centre, highlights the strengths of small and medium-sized businesses run by recent immigrants to Canada on CBC’s Lang and O’Leary Exchange

Auto Industry Shifts Into High Gear in 2014

CBC, June 16, 2014

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Michael Burt, Director, Industrial Economic Trends, says Canada’s auto industry is seeing profit rebounding to 2002 levels on CBC’s Lang and O’Leary Exchange

Power Play

BNN, June 12, 2014

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Chief Economist Glen Hodgson talks about World Cup 2014 and the economics of pro sports in Canada on BNN

Canadian Food Strategy

CBC, March 19, 2014

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Michael Bloom talks about the need for a Canadian food strategy on CBC’s The Lang & O’Leary Exchange

Institut du Québec Launches

CTV, February 20, 2014

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Institut du Québec President Raymond Bachand talks about the new Conference Board and HEC Montréal initiative on CTV News Montreal

Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations

CBC, January 9, 2014

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Karla Thorpe was interviewed about absenteeism rates and the need for doctors’ sick notes CBC’s The Current

Canada’s Job Losses and Economy

CBC, January 20, 2014 (at 1:47:45)

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Pedro Antunes discussed Canada’s job losses and economy on CBC's Power & Politics


2013

Changes at Canada Post

CTV, December 12, 2013

David Stewart-Patterson discussed Canada Post’s plan to phase out home mail delivery on CTV News Channel.

Conference Board adds to growing calls for national food strategy

December 10, 2013
Those ideas are from the Conference Board of Canada, which created a Centre for Food in Canada four years ago and is set to release its own national food strategy early next year. Michael Bloom of the Conference Board was among panellists at a Carleton University sponsored conference Tuesday discussing whether Canada needs a national food policy.

Ontario’s Road Prosperity

TVO, November 19, 2013

Vijay Gill participated in a panel discussion about Ontario's Road Prosperity on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Four higher ed innovations Canada might consider

November 12, 2013
Canada has fallen behind or is at risk of falling behind other countries in education and training if we don’t get our act together. That was a common theme at two conferences last week in Toronto, one hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, which is developing a Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education, and the other by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, a provincial agency that does research and offers policy advice to government.

Canada draws on deep ties to Philippines in pledging millions for typhoon relief

November 12, 2013
“There is a fairly strong economic relationship between the two countries, and that makes it important for governments to pay attention” during a disaster like the typhoon, said Diana MacKay, director of education and immigration with the Conference Board of Canada.

Will these ideas reform higher education?

November 8, 2013
Schools have been under pressure from students, governments and businesses to revitalize teaching, help address Canada's perceived skills gap and ensure graduates are ready for jobs. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario and the Conference Board of Canada led a range of discussions. These three ideas could shape higher education in the coming years.

Paying for Road Infrastructure in Ontario

CTV, October 17, 2013

Vijay Gill talks about how much Ontario drivers pay for the road infrastructure on CTV News Channel.

Skills In Motion

CBC, October 4, 2013

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Laura Dawson discussed why Canada should be looking south of the border for more workers on CBC’s The Homestretch.

Canadians Fighting in Foreign Lands

CTV, September 26, 2013

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Satyamoorthy Kabilan was interviewed on CTV News Channel about Canadians involvement in overseas conflict.

Cost of Absenteeism

CBC, September 24, 2013

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Karla Thorpe talked about the cost of absenteeism in Canada on CBC’s The Lang & O’Leary Exchange.

Canada’s Competitiveness

CBC, September 4, 2013

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Glen Hodgson appeared on the CBC's Lang and O’Leary Exchange to talk about Canada’s competitiveness.

The Future of Canada Post

CTV, August 15, 2013

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David Stewart-Patterson was interviewed on the future of Canada Post on CTV News Montreal.

Why Canada needs to make sure kids don’t go to school hungry

August 29, 2013
Yet, “Canada is the only G8 country without a national school-based feeding program,” said Alison Howard, co-author of a new report entitled Enough For All: Household Food Insecurity in Canada. The report, published by the Conference Board of Canada, estimates that some two million people in this country suffer from “food insecurity”—meaning nutritious food is sometimes or always unavailable or unaffordable to them.

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