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Liberal Convention 2018: What to Watch For

Liberal Convention 2018: What to Watch For

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018

Andrew Richardson


The 2018 Liberal National Convention kicks off this morning in Halifax, setting the stage for the Trudeau Government’s first re-election challenge 18 months from now. From the topics on the agenda to the tone of the Prime Minister’s keynote speech, our colleague Andrew Richardson highlights what curious observers should be on the lookout for.

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Pipelines and Politics

Pipelines and Politics

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Joseph Finkle, Fernando Melo


The future of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is frought with repercusions for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Rachel Notley and Premier John Horgan and their governments. Our Ottawa colleagues Joseph Finkle and Fernando Melo provide their perspective.

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A Conversation with Canada’s Minister of International Trade

A Conversation with Canada’s Minister of International Trade

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018


The Ghislain Dufour Business Forum recently had the pleasure of welcoming the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Champlain.

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Facebook’s U.S. Congress Hearing: What happened, and what does it mean for Facebook, users, and marketers?

Facebook’s U.S. Congress Hearing: What happened, and what does it mean for Facebook, users, and marketers?

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kristi Strowbridge


This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of U.S. Congress. What happened? And how did Facebook get to this point? Kristi Strowbridge, Consultant in our Halifax office, has broken down the background, key topics addressed this week, what this could mean for Facebook, users, and marketers.

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Women in Leadership: the constant balance and imbalance

Women in Leadership: the constant balance and imbalance

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Joëlle Boutin


The Quebec City Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Program participants assembled for a bootcamp a few weeks ago, covering issues from money, mistakes to avoid and agile business models to objective setting and the need to find balance. Joëlle Boutin, Consultant at NATIONAL, shares the highlights of the day, including lessons learned from the dynamic businesswoman Geneviève Babin on how to stay focused on her career objectives without losing sight of priorities. (Blog posting is in French.)

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The Giving Shift

The Giving Shift

Posted Friday, April 6, 2018

Stephanie Reid


The future of major gift programs depends on the non-profits’ ability to not only speak to a new generation of prospects but to also establish new, long-term, giving relationships. For Stephanie Reid, Senior Consultant in our Halifax office, the challenge may be significant, but non-profits can focus on a few key areas to start seeing results. Among these, the time-tested principles of narrative, accountability, relationships, and privacy that still apply today, but that need to be executed very differently.

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