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Cover: This month we’re celebrating executives who are built for this moment. Leaders who are praised by their peers for being champions of diversity and inclusion, and mentors to colleagues. Also: we take a look at the mess behind the downfall of Encana, a former Canadian energy giant. Plus: how Tiktok Canada’s head is helping Canadians become famous while building a community of creators. Follow us on Twitter: @robmagca

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April: This month we’re tracking the extent of female leadership at Canadian corporations with Women Lead Here. Not much has changed since we released last year’s results, but there is still some hopeful news. Also: after the financial crisis, Brexit and the early days of the pandemic, Mark Carney is tackling the biggest crisis of all: climate change. Plus: the first woman to lead a major Canadian-owned bank has a message for all her doubters. Follow us on Twitter: @robmagca

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March: This month we’re looking at Canadian changemakers. Those emerging leaders who are working to create an economy that’s more sustainable, inclusive and innovative. Also: In the global hunt for tech-savvy workers, companies are turning to a once-ignored source of talent: those diagnosed with autism. Plus: How the collapse in crude demand during the pandemic could be a blessing for Canadian producers. Follow us on Twitter: @robmagca

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December: This month we’ve chosen the year’s top CEOs in five areas—strategy, innovation, corporate citizenship, global vision and the sharpest newcomer. Also: Voice recognition software is the next tech bonanza, and a Montreal startup figures it’s found a shortcut to get there. Plus: A tribute to the heads of the small businesses that have kept us going during the pandemic. Follow us on Twitter: @robmagca

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November: This month we look at Canada’s 50 best executives, a list that includes Aritzia president and COO Jennifer Wong. Also: What investors don’t understand about Nutrien; plus: tips for beating procrastination, and Bruce Poon Tip on reviving the hammered travel industry. Follow us on Twitter: @robmagca

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October: Canada’s Top 400 Growing Companies issue offers an exclusive ranking of the country’s boldest businesses, from a pharmacy chain looking to save independent drugstores to a new kind of family law firm. Also: How can we address systemic racism in corporate Canada? Plus: Leaders of Canada’s top growing companies share how they’ve managed the pandemic. Follow us on Twitter: @robmagca

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April: This issue features Women Lead Here, our first annual benchmark report on female leadership in corporate Canada. Meet Lucara’s Eira Thomas, who has a knack for finding huge diamond reserves and wants to disrupt the industry. Go inside CEO Dawn Farrell’s ambitious plan to transform TransAlta from coal to renewable energy. And now that Newfoundland power company Fortis has made strides in gender parity, it’s next big challenge is climate change. Follow us on Twitter: @robmagca

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March: Meet four startups impressing customers – and venture capitalists – by turning lofty visions into executed plans. Also: Journey to the centre of your throat: The Canadians in a billion-dollar race to cure coughing. And look out, Couche-Tard: Calgary’s Parkland Fuel wants to eat your convenience-store lunch.

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February: Why Sarah Davis is the leader Loblaw needs right now. A leading force behind the scenes in all the recent major corporate moves, the data-loving president plans to transform the company long ruled by gut instinct. Also: Ten hidden gem companies that are using clever tactics to dominate their fields – while creating opportunities for investors. What eight business leaders – Issy Sharp, Jim Treliving and more – learned from their biggest failures.

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December: The December issue celebrates excellence in Canada’s business leadership, featuring CEO of the Year, Air Canada’s Calin Rovinescu. We also profile 2019′s global visionary, corporate citizen, innovator and new chief executive. Also: Cineplex’s bold plan to battle streaming giants like Netflix: futuristic entertainment arcades that go beyond just movies. And why Canadian software success story Prophix has no intention of selling out to big private equity firms.

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November: The Wealth Issue features the Report on Business magazine’s exclusive ranking of the compensation packages of Canada’s top CEOs. It shows that companies are increasingly relying on stock awards - is that worth it for the shareholders? Plus: Wealthsimple founder Michael Katchen’s audacious plan to take on the big banks, the major-league Canadian cannabis company you probably never heard of and why the man who manages your pension wakes up happy every day.

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October: Introducing Canada’s top 400 growing companies - the Report on Business magazine’s exclusive ranking of this country’s boldest enterprises. Learn about the strategies that have help them thrive, and the winning products propelling their success. Also: How Stelco emerged from near death to make a stunning comeback. And can B.C.'s Carbon Engineering be part of the climate change solution? Bill Gates and others are betting yes.

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September: Green For Life’s Patrick Dovigi burst onto the scene in 2011 with a lowball bid for Toronto’s garbage routes. Now GFL is poised for one of the biggest IPOs in Canadian history. Plus: Zander Sherman’s first-hand account on how his family built Dofasco a steel-making powerhouse, and then lost everything. And JP Gladu, the CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, has a game plan to plug Indigenous peoples directly into the 21st-century economy.

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July/August: Toronto’s Wattpad wants to become the next Disney - and is using its data to bust up the old Hollywood model. Plus: Fall of the romaine empire: Who’s to blame for Freshii’s wilting fortunes? And Shopify founder Tobias Lütke dishes on his company’s lack of profits, Canada’s ‘go-for-bronze’ mentality and how life has changed now that he’s a multibillionaire.

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June: Netflix’s Canadian chief marketing officer Kelly Bennett had one of the top jobs in the industry - so why is he walking away? Plus: Magna is shutting down an Ontario plant, throwing hundreds out of work. Find out what happens when a town loses its largest employer. And It’s 2019. Where are all the women in corporate Canada?

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May: In this issue we present the Top 1000 - our 35th annual ranking of Canada’s largest companies. We highlight 20 Megastar stock picks and look at why investors should keep calm and carry on in turbulent markets. Plus: Why RBC is the New England Patriots of Bay Street, how Shopify is making Kylie Jenner rich(er), boomers are stealing from babies and more.

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April: Billionaire Lino Saputo Jr. isn’t exactly a household name outside Quebec, but the scion oversees a global dairy empire. His challenge now is to keep growing in an era of trade wars and falling milk consumption. Plus: Activist investors were once a noble bunch, fighting for the rights of regular shareholders. These days, it’s hard to tell the altruists from the raiders. And we look at just how high Canada’s cannabis giants can get in the global market.

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