10 enterprising individuals who Atlantic Business Magazine believes are well on their way to becoming household names There’s a lot to brag about in Atlantic Canada – and more than a few people you’ll want to keep your eyes on. We’ve singled out 10 of …

If America is a sermon and Britain a seminar, Canada is a conversation — the various chambers of its vast, collective mind thrumming with tolerance. It’s not the brutal winters that lure humanity to the Great White North’s diverse rural and urban landscapes. It’s the …

Upfront

May 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Business news and developments from the four Atlantic provinces.

Toilet Humour

May 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rising to the top of your field takes perseverance, talent and tenacity. It also often starts in inauspicious circumstances. This issue, Atlantic Business Magazine talks to some of the region’s most respected executives about their worst jobs and asked how it helped them climb to …

“It’s a great day to be a Jets fan,” Graham Steele beams. It’s shortly before 8 a.m. and – if this is February 24th – we must be at the Holiday Inn in Stellarton. Steele, Nova Scotia’s finance minister, has come here for a breakfast …

How unfortunate. This entire edition is dedicated to celebrating Atlantic Canada’s exceptional corporate leaders. Our 2012 Top 50 CEOs generate almost $20 billion in annual revenue, employ over 82,000 people, donate $33.9 million to charity and volunteer with 462 community and industry organizations. Why is …

She was 38 and a mother of three young children when she decided to pursue a Ph.D. Many of her future colleagues called Martha Crago crazy for trying to launch an academic career “so late.”

In 1986, the author, publisher, world traveler and Liberal senator staged a 21-day hunger strike to protest the Mulroney government’s plan to eliminate funding for Katimavik, a widely-praised youth leadership and community awareness program Hébert had helped launch in 1977. He won. Jean Chretien, then …

Eureka Moments

May 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Gary Goodyear, the federal minster for science and technology, recently stopped in Halifax on his travels across Canada promoting “science at work,” a government program designed to turn innovative ideas into economic engines. “How do we create economic growth and prosperity for our nation through …

At the time of this writing there is much buzz and consternation about a new Fisheries Act or changes to the existing legislation. Regardless of how much opposition it brings, change is long overdue. The current Fisheries Act is sorely outdated and contains a lot …

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