Author: BFW

The Great Reset

This op-ed was originally published on June 28, 2020 in The Toronto Star. It has become apparent that the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately and negatively impacts women. Among workers in the core working age demographic of 25 to 54 years, women represented 70 per cent of all job losses in March in Canada. Most schools and […]

Canada’s competitiveness rests on diversity and equality

This op-ed was originally published on June 12, 2019 in The Toronto Star. The Canadian government wants Canada to be more competitive. The World Economic Forum ranks Canada 12th among 140 countries in overall competitiveness. Factors considered in the WEF’s ranking include exports and trade, attractiveness for investment, innovation, productivity, and tax reform. Competitiveness is […]

What is Essential?

I’m going to try something different with my writing. As I write this, we’re in the midst of a global pandemic. Like many other people, I’m feeling more tired than usual, my sleep is disrupted, and I’m doing whatever I can to keep anxiety at bay. One of my go-to things is writing. But I’m […]

Stakeholder Capitalism: Investing as Taking Care of the Village

We’re nearing the end of week 6 of shelter-at-home and physical distancing orders in Canada in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. On March 26, the Province of Ontario announced that only essential businesses could remain open. Amongst essential businesses, beer and liquor stores could remain open. Even as of April 23, nearly a month […]