Index of Consumer Confidence Report
A weaker job outlook and less desire for major purchases is diminishing confidence.

Newfoundland and Labrador Fiscal Snapshot Report
Controlling expenses is critical to return the fiscal situation to a sustainable path.

Merchandise Trade Numbers Insights
Canada’s trade sector finished 2017 on a less-than-stellar note.

NAFTA and Mexico Blog
What might take place in Mexico if NAFTA is scrapped?

Organizational Performance 

Compensation Planning 2018: MId-Year Pulse Check Report
Base salary increases for 2018 are comparable with those reported in the summer of 2017.

Coaching for Everyday Impact Event
Drive higher performance through enhanced coaching and feedback skills.

Industrial Relations Outlook Report
Economic uncertainty, containing costs, and legislative changes will make bargaining complex.

Addressing Insider Threats Blog
How confident are Canadian organizations in identifying and managing insider threats?

Public Policy

Enabling Digital Government with Blockchain Webcast
Opportunities, challenges, and risks of utilizing blockchain as an enabler of digital government.

Innovation Lessons From Israel Blog
Israel’s world-class innovation provides important lessons for Canada.

Cracking Down on Tax Havens Blog
Cracking down on offshore tax havens is much more difficult than it appears.

Understanding the Gap Report
Over 4 million Canadians do not take advantage of prescription drug plans available to them.


Pedro Antunes being interviewed

Pedro Antunes joined CTV’s Power Play to discuss the stock market slump as the Dow suffered its largest point drop in history. (February 5)


Read about the economic and social benefits of increased treatment for depression, Canada’s beer economy, the industrial relations outlook for 2018, and more in the February Insights newsletter.


Kristelle Audet speaking

Kristelle Audet joined CBC’s On the Money to discuss what it will take to bring NAFTA into the 21st century as the sixth round of negotiations begin. (January 22)


Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
Dec 2017, CBoC

Consumer Confidence
Jan 2018, CBoC

Employment, Canada
Dec 2017, CANSIM

Leadership Development

The Directors College
Canada’s gold standard in board director education, leading to a McMaster University designation.

The Niagara Institute
High-impact leadership development solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations.

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