Sorry for the radio silence, but Ive been busy honestly.
Last week we here at CB magazine put to bed a special edition on Canadian competitiveness called How We Can Win (catchy, eh?), which not only was our biggest issue of the year in terms of size, but also in terms of impact, since in it we launched the basic elements of a complete redesign new masthead logo, new fonts, new layouts. (The fully redesigned mag, including a new section or two, is to be published on Oct. 22 were working on it now.)
The issue was also big in terms of ambition: its all about how Canadas economy is shaping up over the next decade, and identifying the challenges and opportunities in the future for Canadian investors, businesses and policymakers. So the articles address such issues as infrastructure (crumbling roads, water pipes, bridges, etc), health care, education, the potential of the North, global warming (not unrelated to previous topic), immigration and a whole lot more. And they do more than raise the problems: they attempt to point to some solutions.
All in all, its a good and thought-provoking read, if I do say so myself, on the big picture for Canada going forward. (There’s also a rather large ‘big picture’ of me in it on page 9 not my idea, believe me. Blame my art director!)
The issue hit newsstands today in Ontario, and will be rolled out over the next few days across the country check it out and let us know what you think.
In the meantime, you can read a special web-only entry on the theme of Canadian competitivenessby John Gray, on how to fix the Canadian justice systems embarrassingly ineffectual approach to white-collar crime. You can read it here.