We regret to announce that this year’s Manning Networking Conference is cancelled. We will gather again March 25-27, 2021 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa.
Health and safety concerns combined with lower participation make any event at this time largely impossible.
I want to acknowledge the incredible amount of work, planning and investment that goes into an event like this: our staff, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and many volunteers – thank you! To our vendors and the hotel staff at the Ottawa Westin, I can only imagine the difficulty you are going through at this time. We have a great hospitality industry in this country – we are with you!
This morning we reached out to the various Conservative leadership campaigns to propose the scheduled March 26th leadership debate still go ahead as a live-streamed event. We will keep you apprised.
We will be sending separate correspondence to registrants, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers over today and tomorrow with regard to next steps.
From: Financial Post
Last week, before any Canadian was debating dubious prime ministerial dress-ups, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer came out with a pledge to eliminate $1.5 billion in federal corporate welfare spending.
It’s only scratching the surface: by some estimates total annual federal subsidies to business are in the range of $14 billion. But it’s also nothing to sneeze at: $1.5 billion represents the tax bills of 100,000 average-income Canadian households.
But even as a tentative first step, Scheer’s proposal represents a clear break from the comfortable status quo consensus about corporate welfare in Canada. For starters, it’s hard to think of a major party leader openly using the term “corporate welfare” in recent years .