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Profile Series: Arthur Laffer

Profile Series: Arthur Laffer

“Government spending is taxation. When you look at this, I’ve never  heard of a poor person spending himself into prosperity; let alone I’ve never heard of a poor person taxing himself into prosperity.” Arthur Betz “Art” Laff er is one of the world’s most renowned...

Profile Series: Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

Profile Series: Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

Mifflin Wistar Gibbs (1823 – 1915) was a Canadian-American businessman, judge, lawyer, politician, and black rights activist. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, worked in San Francisco, then moved to Victoria. In 1866, he won a seat on City Council and became the...

Profile Series: James Gladstone

Profile Series: James Gladstone

In this age of Indigenous reconciliation, it is important to remember the Indigenous movers and shakers who have gone before and cleared the path for others. James Gladstone (1887-1971) was such an Indigenous person. In the Blackfoot language, he was known as...

Profile Series: John Thomas Peters Humphrey

Profile Series: John Thomas Peters Humphrey

John Thomas Peters Humphrey, OC (1905-1995) was a lawyer, diplomat, and scholar. He directed the United Nations Human Rights Division from 1946 to 1966. He was instrumental in drafting the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and received the U.N. Prize...

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Transformers: More than Meets the Eye

The path to net zero, based on the much disputed belief that carbon dioxide is a pollution, is more steep and impractical than most people realize. Replacing fossil fuels with clean electricity will require much more power generation and a greatly upgraded grid to...

Profile Series: Nellie McClung

Profile Series: Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung was one of the “Famous Five” who asked the Supreme Court of Canada to legally recognize women as persons under the British North America Act. The Supreme Court ruled against the petitioners but in 1929, the British Privy Council overturned the court’s...

Profile Series: Jean Allard

Profile Series: Jean Allard

The Jean Allard I knew was a big man, a strong man, forceful, utterly determined. He had an adequate sense of his worth, but that was based more upon his ideas than on hubris. He had seen enough of the world’s troubles to have the essential humility of one who never...

Profile Series: Scott & Trent Young

Profile Series: Scott & Trent Young

Trent and Scott Young are two Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs and business leaders who are proving that Indigenous entrepreneurs can be successful in all sorts of business ventures, including ones that are not tied to an Indigenous cultural focus. There is still a...

Profile Series – Lenny O’Meara

Profile Series – Lenny O’Meara

Lenny O’Meara – an Indigenous Australian entrepreneur and business leader – believes that Indigenous people can make a living by adding value to activities they have always done. “For Indigenous people, gubinge is a good source of income and if it’s managed right it...

Profile Series – Josie Alec

Profile Series – Josie Alec

For Indigenous Australian entrepreneur Josie Alec, the Indigenous community of Australia should not stew in victimhood due to disadvantaged backgrounds but should seize business opportunities when they see them. “We don’t have the luxury of despair, it’s time to rise...

Profile Series: Steven Satour

Profile Series: Steven Satour

Steven Satour – a driven Indigenous Australian entrepreneur – is more than happy that he has achieved his childhood dream of working in the tourism sector and sharing his Indigenous culture with the outside world. “Australia is home to the oldest living culture of the...

Profile Series: Luke Briscoe

Profile Series: Luke Briscoe

Luke Briscoe, 39, is an Indigenous Australian business leader on a mission to expand Indigenous involvement in the national economy, especially through STEM (STEM is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering and math). Over the last few decades,...