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John Risley

About John Risley

In addition to his international business interests as president of holding company, Clearwater Fine Foods Inc., John Risley regularly engages in policy debate as a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, the Chief Executives Organization and as a director on the Board of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. Mr. Risley is also a graduate of the Harvard University Presidents’ Program in Leadership and Chair of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. Mr. Risley is Chairman of Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (AIMS).

Quantum – What?

By | May 9th, 2017|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 9 May 2017   Quantum computing. The term has not yet entered the mainstream of everyday prose. If you’re anything like me, you are probably only vaguely familiar with what it means and therefore its implications. Not happy with my own naivety in this area, I recently [...]

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Free Trade Not Always Fair

By | February 21st, 2017|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 21 February 2017 I vividly remember debating, in a very large public forum, the merits of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with America in the run-up to the national election in 1988. My opponent was none other than Frank Stronach, the founder of auto parts company [...]

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Beyond the Sound and Fury

By | December 14th, 2016|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 14 December 2016 Let’s speculate on the meaning of Donald Trump’s presidential win. I doubt very much that there will be a lurch to the far right. As strong minded as this President might be, he will have to bring his team and Congress along with him [...]

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Trouble on the horizon

By | November 16th, 2016|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (AIMS Chairman) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 24 October 2016 At the time of this writing, the U.S. election results are uncertain. However, whatever the outcome, it is really important we understand our relationship with America is about to change. I say that because trade — free trade — has been demonized in [...]

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Beware the fallout of increased poverty

By | October 18th, 2016|Commentary|

By JOHN RISLEY (Chairman of AIMS) • Atlantic Business Magazine, 17 Aug 2016 Connect the dots if you can. A narrow majority of Brits have opted for an exit from the European Union, a move which will cost their economy dearly. No matter what the outcome of the negotiations leading to that exit, the process [...]

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Finally, we see leadership, collaboration on key issues

By | July 12th, 2016|Commentary|

AIMS Chairman John Risley praises recent federal-provincial collaboration on pensions, immigration, and internal trade. "It is good to see political leadership ... on these important files. Such leadership is often not rewarded by public opinion, so it is important to speak in favour of good public policy when it is evident." Read this article on [...]

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The great enabler

By | April 9th, 2013|Commentary|

In this commentary, AIMS Board Chair John Risley explains the importance of infrastructure as an enabler for growth.

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Missing the point

By | January 17th, 2013|Commentary|

In this commentary AIMS Board Chair John Risley examines the attempts to reduce the deficit and resolve the fiscal cliff in the United States.

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Re-light my fire

By | November 22nd, 2012|Commentary|

AIMS Board Chair John Risley explains that Canada needs to put a real focus on building entrepreneurs.

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Canada’s Brand: Shining or Tarnished

By | September 6th, 2012|Commentary|

AIMS Board Chair John Risley examines Canada's brand and looks specifically to the development of the Alberta oil sands.

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