The Power List: 25 movers and shakers we’re buzzing about

Auto exec Linda Hasenfratz provides a strong voice on NAFTA Linda Hasenfratz isn’t worried when U.S. President Donald Trump tweets or makes an off-the-cuff comment about ripping up the North American Free Trade Agreement. “It’s a negotiation. I don’t think you should ever be surprised by things your opponents may or may not say and …

Hollywood Way North: Luring filmmakers with a precious commodity: space

Movie makers are heading to Sudbury.Mike Faille/National Post By Peter Kuitenbrouwer Micheline Blais always wanted to work in the movie business when she was a little girl growing up in Sudbury, Ont., a mid-sized city about a five-hour drive north of Toronto. “My parents said, ‘You need to get a trade first,’” she recalls. “They …

Calgary on the Hudson: Revamped Edwardian Bay building is Calgary’s newest place to be seen

Andrew Oliver says despite the oil downturn Oliver & Bonacini decided to push ahead and actually expand its Calgary project to transform the historic Hudson's Bay building.Mike Faille/National Post Even in hard-up Calgary, where the oil shock has hammered the restaurant and entertainment scene particularly hard, the renewal of the historic Bay building downtown by …

Yielding to pressure: Alternative investments may offer returns, but have risks, too

By Arthur Salzer Many Canadian investors are unhappy with their investment portfolio returns. Generational lows in interest rates combined with the Canadian resource-heavy market being one of the world’s worst performers during the past five years has made it challenging to produce the necessary returns to fund people’s current consumption patterns and expected retirement lifestyles. …

How much do they make? Which Canadian CEOs are overpaid and who deserves more

Some of Canada's top CEOs ranked in the FPM scorecard include: left, Joe Natale, Rogers Communications, top centre, Brian Porter, Scotiabank, bottom centre, Bharat Masrani, TD Bank, and Paul Soubry, New Flyer Industries.Financial Post Find out how the top 100 business leaders stack up in the Financial Post Magazine‘s annual CEO scorecard. Who are Canada’s …

The Bossies: Our annual wrap-up of standout management bloopers

By Andrew Ross The “When Life Gives You Lemons” Award Few CEOs have been dealt a worse hand than Michael Medline had when he replaced Marc Poulin at Empire Co. Ltd. The grocery store owner had just posted a $2.9-billion writedown related to its 2013 acquisition of Canada Safeway Ltd. and Medline was facing a …

Mavericks and Movers: The brains behind 2017’s top-five venture capital deals

Element AI chief executive Jean-François Gagné. Handout Element AI By Rob Blackstien Element AIJean-François Gagné There is nothing synthetic about Jean-François Gagné’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI). Having already founded and successfully exited two companies in AI and operations research, he co-founded Montreal-based Element AI in 2016 and, as its CEO, is often asked to …

Warren Buffett is more often right than wrong, but maybe not on hedge funds

Warren Buffett recently won a US$1-million bet after predicting that the S&P 500 would outperform a basket of hedge funds over a 10-year period.Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com Warren Buffett recently won a US$1-million bet after predicting that the S&P 500 would outperform a basket of hedge funds over a 10-year period. Investors watching the bet …