Shared Pain, Shared Gain
Canadians naturally embrace collaborative partnerships as part of everyday life in our communities, towns and businesses, where diversity is seen as a strength, not a threat. We don't offend, ignore or abuse others simply because they are different or foreign. We can use this tolerant, embracing national character to become a force for international business expansion in a way that benefits us and those we partner with.
Having said that, as Canadians we have to learn how to keep a sharp edge on our collaborative spirit and avoid watering down our choices to the point where they become so bland and inoffensive they have no teeth with which to grip the big issues. The more we are prepared to engage in fierce dialogue ...