Trade, Tariffs and Tantrums

Sep 19, 2019, 01:00 PM
Business has an obligation to society beyond profits. It must care for communities. The Honourable Perrin Beatty offers his perspectives as an entrepreneur and former policymaker. Listen now!

The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, offers his uniquely Canadian view of our world and the future of trade, trade tariffs, and trade disputes. What does it mean for Canada? A whole set of new challenges as the nation adjusts to everything from the rise of China to the impact legal cannabis will have on the economy. Mr. Beatty is president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest national business association. Prior to that, he held the same role at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). A descendant of one of Canada’s most prominent manufacturing families, he grew up in Fergus, Ontario, and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1971. Mr. Beatty was first elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative in 1972. During his 21 years in Parliament, he served as minister in seven different portfolios. He is currently a board member of Mitsui Canada and in 2018, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his lifetime of public service and devotion to the nation’s development.