The annual general meeting of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce was held on June 6, 2017 in Summerside, P.E.I. Here are the reports presented a this meeting.
L'assemblée générale annuelle de la Chambre de commerce de l'Atlantique a eu lieu le 6 juin 2017 à Summerside, Î.P.É. Voici les rapports présentés lors de cette réunion.
2017 Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
One of the guest speakers at the AGM was Dr. Paul Bennett who is the Founding Director of Schoolhouse Consulting and the Schoolhouse Institute, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since January 2012, he has also been an Adjunct Professor of Education at Saint Mary's University, Halifax.
Dr. Bennett is a widely-recognized leader in Canadian education. From 1997 until 2009, Paul served as Headmaster of two of Canada’s leading independent coeducational day schools, Halifax Grammar School and Lower Canada College.
He has long been a champion of educational reform.
Dr. Bennett's presentation to the Atlantic Chambers of Commerce.
REINVENTING OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM:
Why a Business Voice is Critical to Improving Public Education
By Paul W. Bennett
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce was pleased to have Richard Saillant as a guest speaker.
Richard Saillant is a Moncton-based economist and author. An Acadian, Richard is a former vice-president of the Université de Moncton and director of the Donald J. Savoie Institute. He has also spent nearly fifteen years in Ottawa in various departments, including the Privy Council Office, Industry Canada and Transport Canada. Immediately prior to returning to New Brunswick, Richard was a director general at Industry Canada, where he advised the government on large foreign takeover proposals, including BHP's failed attempt to acquire Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, the largest takeover proposal in Canadian history.
Richard is the author of four books, including Over the Cliff? Acting Now to Avoid New Brunswick's Bankruptcy (2014) and Shale Gas in New Brunswick: Towards a Better Understanding (2014, co-edited with David Campbell). Richard's most recent book, A Tale of Two Countries: How the Great Demographic Imbalance is Pulling Canada Apart (2016) was a finalist for the National Business Book Award.