2014 Tansley Lecture - Public-Private Collaboration: The Key to Overcoming Some of our Toughest Challenges

Presented by John Manley , P.C., O.C., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

April 9, 2014

John Manley

From skill mismatches and an aging population to cyberwarfare, Canadian society faces a raft of increasingly complex challenges. Governments cannot solve these problems alone; closer collaboration among government, business and other stakeholders is essential. How can we build a more productive relationship between the public and private sectors – one that strengthens economic competitiveness and resilience?

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), representing the CEOs and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadian corporations. A former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, he was first elected to Parliament in 1988, and re-elected three times. From 1993 to 2003 he served as Minister in the Cabinet portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Finance. Following 9/11, he chaired a special Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism, serving as counterpart to Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Since leaving government in 2004, Mr. Manley has continued to be active in public policy, as a media commentator, speaker and adviser to governments of differing political stripes. An Officer of the Order of Canada, he serves on the boards of several publicly traded companies and is active in the not-for-profit sector.

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