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Infrastructure: A Look at ICT

While many people think of roads, bridges and sewers when they think of infrastructure, the Canadian economy is increasingly reliant on digital infrastructure, which includes information and communications technology (ICT). Before the Bell hosted industry and government stakeholders to discuss Canada’s ICT needs.

Before the Bell Announces Speaker Lineup for its edition on Infrastructure: A Look at ICT

Minister of Rural Economic Development Hon. Bernadette Jordan MP headlines discussion about Canada’s ICT Infrastructure on Before the Bell this Thursday, April 11 at the National Arts Centre.

Chasing Answers on Canada’s Investment Climate

Following the March 21 Before the Bell edition on Canada’s Investment Climate hosted by Catherine Clark, Sixth Estate editors asked Ian McKay (IM) president and CEO of Invest in Canada and Goldy Hyder (GH), president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada to respond to some unanswered audience questions from the show.  Here are

Temperature Check: Canada’s Investment Climate

Canada’s status as a destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) has been bouncing back after a two-year slump caused by the oil price slump and doubts about the future of NAFTA. Before the Bell assembled a panel of business, academic and government stakeholders to examine what needs to be done to keep Canada’s investment climate competitive.

Before the Bell Announces Speaker Lineup for Canada’s Investment Climate

Before the Bell host Catherine Clark and special guest co-host David Akin, announce the guest lineup for the next show on Canada’s Investment Climate. The show is this Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 am at the National Arts Centre. Catherine and David’s guests on Before the Bell include: Ian McKay, CEO of Invest in Canada, Goldy Hyder,

International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day and its theme of #BalanceforBetter, Before the Bell brought together a panel of women to discuss how they and their organizations are working to close the gender gaps that exist in business, politics, and civil society.

Before the Bell Announces Speaker Lineup for Special International Women’s Day Edition

Before the Bell, with guest host Susan Delacourt, announces its guest lineup for the special edition on International Women’s Day (IWD). In keeping with the IWD 2019 theme of balance, the show will focus on the economic and political imbalance that continues and what is being done to address it. The show is this Friday,

Canada’s Transportation Infrastructure: a Backbone to the Economy

Transportation infrastructure is a crucial backbone to the Canadian economy, moving people and goods to market. While Canadians don’t tend to prioritize it as a policy issue beyond wanting increased investment, they depend on it to get to work, fly across the country and access consumer goods from around the world. Before the Bell heard from a panel of stakeholders about the challenges in the sector and what needs to happen to move it forward.


The iconic lumberjack, so fondly associated with the tradition of Canadian forestry is, in fact, something of yesteryear. Today, we see an increasing number of women now working in the woods and in mills across the country.