Canadian Innovators

Canadian Innovators brings to life the courage, hard work and determination of innovators and entrepreneurs, through sharing the stories of many individuals and families behind Canadian businesses. While some were born Canadian and some had immigrated, they all share a love for the country and a strength in work and resilience to see their vision through. Host Jocelyn Bamford is joined by leading Canadian entrepreneurs as she discovers their journey from struggles to success, giving viewers the opportunity to explore the stories of those that contribute to the economic engine of Canada.

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The Good and Bad of Canada’s Economy

The Good and Bad of Canada’s Economy

Jocelyn welcomes The Honourable Joe Oliver, former Finance Minister Of Canada, and Catherine Swift, President of CCMBC, for an assessment of Canada’s economy entering the new year.

Is ESG Harmful or Helpful?

Is ESG Harmful or Helpful?

Guest host Ves Sobot welcomes Vivek Ramaswamy, Co-Founder of Strive Asset Management, to discuss his concerns over ESG and its effects on both capitalism and democracy.

What Macdonald-Laurier Institute Brings to the Table

What Macdonald-Laurier Institute Brings to the Table

Guest Host Ves Sobot Speaks With Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, Founder and CEO of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to Discuss How the MLI Was Originally Founded and How It Grew to Become Canada’s Premier Think Tank.

The Legacy of Family Businesses in Ontario

The Legacy of Family Businesses in Ontario

Jocelyn welcomes Domenic Mattina, President of Mattina Mechanical Ltd., to discuss his family’s business, which he took over from his father in 2001 and has been running with his siblings for the last 20 years.

Canadian Workplace Pension Plans

Canadian Workplace Pension Plans

Jocelyn is joined by James Pierlot, Founder and CEO of Blue Pier, and Susan Murray, a Blue Pier Board Member, to discuss workplace pension plans as a service, including how it works and what led to the founding of Blue Pier.

The Frontier Duty Free Association

The Frontier Duty Free Association

Jocelyn speaks with Barbara Barrett, Executive Director of the Frontier Duty Free Association, to discuss the operation of Canada’s duty-free stores along the U.S. border, and how they were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vinyl & Plastics Recycling in Canada

Vinyl & Plastics Recycling in Canada

Guest host Ves Sobot is joined by Tribu Persaud of Norwich Plastics, to discuss his company’s success with their environmentally-responsible method of recycling high-quality vinyl plastic resins.

Tourmaline Energy

Tourmaline Energy

Jocelyn welcomes Mike Rose, President & CEO at Tourmaline, Canada’s largest natural gas producer, to discuss the company’s growth and ways for Canada to return to more affordable energy.

Canada’s Transportation Industry

Canada’s Transportation Industry

Jocelyn welcomes back Steve Foxcroft, Vice President of Fluke Transportation, to discuss the current and future outlook of the transportation industry in Canada, from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the rise in concerns over inadequate job training for transport drivers.

Independent Media in Canada

Independent Media in Canada

Jocelyn is joined by Andrew Lawton, Author and Senior Journalist at True North, to discuss Bill C-11 — as well as the COVID-19 mandates — and their impact on independent media outlets and content creators in Canada.

Jim Diodati’s 10-Year Plan for Niagara Falls

Jim Diodati’s 10-Year Plan for Niagara Falls

Jocelyn is joined by Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls Canada, to discuss his short, medium, and long-term goals, borrowed from the 10-year business plan that Mr. Diodati campaigned on when he was first elected in 2012.

Inflation’s Toll on Canadian Manufacturers

Inflation’s Toll on Canadian Manufacturers

Jocelyn welcomes Mark Josephs, President of Kisko Products, to discuss the genesis of his family’s frozen treat business and how inflation and supply are impacting manufacturers all across Canada.

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Jocelyn Bamford

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Jocelyn Bamford

Jocelyn Bamford is the founder of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Ontario. Jocelyn is also the Vice President of Automatic Coating Limited, located in Scarborough, Ontario.

In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, Jocelyn is also the former Co-Chair for The Scarborough Hospital Foundation’s Women of Philanthropy Council.

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