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 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.

A Critical Moment for Canada

A Critical Moment for Canada

Jocelyn welcomes Jamil Jivani, the new President of the Canada Strong and Free Network. He discusses his new role and vision for the network and the nation.

The Impacts of Divestment Movement in Canada

The Impacts of Divestment Movement in Canada

Guest host Catherine Swift is joined by Gina Pappano, executive director at Invest Now, to discuss the divestment movement in Canada and its effect on the resource sector

 

The Looming Threat of the ESG Movement

The Looming Threat of the ESG Movement

Jocelyn welcomes back Catherine Swift, President of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Canada (CCMBC), to discuss the ‘ESG’ (Environmental, Social, and Governance) movement, and the threat that the movement, and other proposed business standards, pose to small-and-medium-sized businesses in Canada

Making Alberta and Canada More Prosperous

Making Alberta and Canada More Prosperous

Jocelyn welcomes Danielle Smith, Leadership Candidate for Alberta’s United Conservative Party. She’ll discuss her vision for Alberta and address her solution for more affordable energy

 

Environmental Impact of Imbiber Beads

Environmental Impact of Imbiber Beads

Guest host Ves Sobot welcomes John Brinkman, President and CEO of Imbibitive Technologies to discuss this Canadian company’s success as a leading superabsorbent polymer manufacturer

 

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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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