Features Region: Canada

M.A. Joaquim Ballès – Trudell Medical Limited

His long-time role as general counsel might have seemed consuming enough. But, as part of a Trudell Medical Limited executive team whose members are expected to handle multiple responsibilities, Joaquim Ballès’ position was expanded a couple of years ago to include a stronger hand in business development. It’s something this leader has relished at this […]

Steven Tam – Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

A patient with a sepsis infection lies in a hospital bed in British Columbia. Needing more information to determine the best course of action, the doctor reaches out to peers in the U.S., who offer to share their observations—and offer some potential treatment options. But they can’t have a look at the patient’s medical records […]

Shaun Wrubell – BluEarth Renewables

In some ways, representing oil companies is about as far from representing renewable power producers as it gets. In others, it’s practically right across the street. Shaun Wrubell worked for a Canadian oil sands company during a period of explosive growth in the industry. He was also around when oil prices dropped dramatically, and the […]

Helen Bougas – Selection Group

Development of the iconic brick buildings of Montreal’s historic Molson Brewing Company are about to put Selection Group on the real estate map in a big way. In June, the privately-owned Quebec-based company, specializing in the development, construction and management of real estate projects, acquired all 1.2 million square feet of the historic downtown landmark—a […]

Rob McCulloch – WestJet

Nobody likes flight disruptions, but they’re inevitable. And the people who may hate disruptions the most are those in charge of the airlines, explains Rob McCulloch, a member of the Calgary-based WestJet legal staff since 2013 and, since last year, director of legal in support of nine business units at Canada’s second-largest carrier. One delay […]

Shael Weinreb—Freed Developments

From Toronto’s industrial neighborhoods to the “Hamptons of the North” in Ontario’s Muskoka Bay, Freed Developments is reimagining development with an all-encompassing approach to design, construction, sales and management that renews cityscapes and revels in the wild of the Great White North. The impact of Freed Developments is best showcased in the Toronto skyline.  As […]

Francesco Tallarico – Flowr

When Francesco Tallarico decided to wind down his role at Concordia International Corp., the idea was to take a year off before making any life-changing decisions. Travel with his wife. Dive into Toronto’s blossoming restaurant scene. But as the adage goes, even the best-laid plans can go awry. In Tallarico’s case, however, the disrupting force was […]

John Park – Bereavement Authority of Ontario

Funeral planning can occur very quickly, often by people who are still mourning. While there are options for pre-planning—buying a cemetery plot in advance, specifying funeral and memorial service arrangements (and setting aside money to pay for them), a lot can be left to chance or to funeral directors, cemeteries and crematoriums. In Ontario, attorney […]

Robyn Scott – Fleet Complete

She has to chuckle when reminded of the many old country songs about truckers playing loose with documentation of driving hours and cargo weight. In trucker’s parlance they were called swindle sheets, abuse of which endangered other motorists while making a mess of the roads. But such dubious recordkeeping may become a thing of the […]

Roch Vaillancourt – HEXO Corp

For Roch Vaillancourt, the whole thing felt surreal, even a little insane: trading a beautiful corner suite overlooking Lake Ontario’s boundless blue-gray waters, for a shared office half the size smack in the middle of a dusty construction site. Then again, the alternative had too much potential to pass up. Here, on a nondescript farm […]

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