Down to Business

Financial Post

What you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30 minutes. Hosted by the Financial Post's Emily Jackson.
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Why Sidewalk Labs' sweeping Toronto smart city proposal faces hurdles (with Financial Post reporter James McLeod)

21:46 | Jul 3rd

There are a few hurdles that need to be cleared before a prime piece of real estate on Toronto’s waterfront is turned into what could be the first of many smart city developments. Financial Post reporter James McLeod explains the challenges the propo...Show More
How open banking could change our lives (with Wealthsimple CEO Michael Katchen)

22:24 | Jul 10th

Geoff Zochodne talks with Wealthsimple CEO and co-founder Michael Katchen about what open banking is, what it will do for consumers and how Canada risks falling behind in this global trend
Why Ottawa wants small businesses to export more (with Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng)

23:50 | Jun 26th

Only 12 per cent of small businesses export outside of Canada. Ottawa wants to change that. Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng explains why on Episode 10 of Down to Business.
Why Huawei thinks Canada should trust its 5G gear (with Huawei Canada chief security officer Olivera Zatezalo)

22:13 | Jun 19th

The Government of Canada is reviewing whether to allow Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment in the country’s wireless networks, and getting pressure from the U.S. to ban it. Huawei Canada chief security officer Olivera Zatezalo discusses 5G securit...Show More
How Canadian National Railway is working to keep Canada's economy moving (with CEO JJ Ruest)

22:35 | Jun 12th

Canadian National Railway CEO and President JJ Ruest speaks with host Emily Jackson about CN’s milestone 100th birthday and what it means for the company and what CN is doing to set itself — and the Canadian economy — up for the next 100 years.
Why A&W made a bet on Beyond Meat (with CEO Susan Senecal)

22:23 | Jun 5th

Our seventh episode covers A&W breaking new ground with Beyond Meat. Susan Senecal, president and CEO of A&W Canada, joins host Emily Jackson to talk about why her chain was the first national fast-food restaurant to introduce Beyond Meat burgers, an...Show More
How Canada's largest sports company is grappling with digital disruption (with MLSE's Humza Teherany)

21:43 | May 29th

To celebrate the Toronto Raptors making the NBA finals, our sixth episode covers North America's $70-billion sports market. Humza Teherany, the chief technology and digital officer at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, talks to host Emily Jackson abo...Show More
The real culprit behind Vancouver’s runaway real estate (with housing finance expert Andrey Pavlov)

22:23 | May 22nd

Our fifth episode covers British Columbia’s housing market. Andrey Pavlov, real estate finance professor at Simon Fraser University, joins host Emily Jackson to talk about what’s the main driver of the sky-high housing prices: money laundering or con...Show More
The Canada-China trade relationship (with Naomi Powell)

20:32 | May 15th

Reporter Naomi Powell joins host Emily Jackson to discuss one of Canada's most important trade relationships — and why it's making  businesses uneasy.
Canadian oil industry (with Peter Tertzakian)

21:48 | May 8th

Economist Peter Tertzakian, executive director of the ARC Energy Research Institute, joins host Emily Jackson to discuss Canadian oil, pipelines and Alberta politics.
Canadian airlines (with WestJet CEO Ed Sims)

17:41 | May 1st

Ed Sims, CEO of WestJet, joins host Emily Jackson to discuss the challenges of heading a Canadian airline during turbulent times.
Innovation and disruption (with Michele Romanow)

25:53 | Apr 24th

Michele Romanow, tech entrepreneur and Dragons' Den judge, joins host Emily Jackson to discuss innovation and disruption in Canadian business.
Introducing Down to Business

01:10 | Apr 17th

Coming April 24: There hasn’t yet been a podcast dedicated to a wide range of Canadian business stories. We want to change that.  Down to Business is a new podcast devoted to what you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30 minu...Show More