PI Window on Business Welcomes CFIB VP, National Affairs Corinne Pohlmann to Discuss Recent Developments in Government Policy (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Jon-Hansen)

Posted on May 8, 2009


As discussed in my April 22nd post “Synchronization Versus Compression Should Guide Government Procurement Process,” I referred to the paucity of either statistical and/or empirical data to support the government’s current course with regard to implementing a Shared Services strategy.

Certainly the May 7th press release in which Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Minister Christian Paradis referred to Canada’s small and medium-sized business sector as being the “backbone” of the Canadian economy relates the right message.  But what does it really mean?

In the May 14th PI Window on Business Blog Talk Radio show I am joined by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) Vice President for National Affairs Corinne Pohlmann, to discuss how the evolution of Government policy is impacting the more than 105,000 CFIB small and medium-sized business members across Canada.  Note: as a means of providing some degree of context relative to the significance of the number of businesses the CFIB represents, the three associations referenced in Minister Paradis’ press release have a combined membership of 28,383 medium, small and large businesses.

Corinne Pohlmann, CFIB

Corinne Pohlmann, CFIB

Be sure to mark Tuesday, May 26th on your calendars so that you will remember to tune in to the first of four PI Window on Business 90-minute Specials.  In this initial show titled “For Want of a Nail: The Pandemic Effect,” I will be joined by Nick Kelley, a researcher from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and the lead author of the November 2008 white paper “Pandemic Influenza, Electricity, and the Coal Supply Chain (Addressing Crucial Preparedness Gaps in the United States), to discuss the true nature of the latest swine flu crisis in terms of its potential impact on supply chains.  It is a show you will not want to miss!

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