Michael Gook

Middle Aged Complacency

It appears Canada has gone from being a virile, confident, fit and enthusiastic teenager to a much slower moving, tentative, overweight, middle aged adult in a relatively short period of only 50 years. We have failed to pivot when we should have. We have failed to understand what has been changing around us and appreciate it is not what we have that matters, it’s what we do with what we have, and we have not done enough. It is not too late, though. We have an outstanding platform on which to build a modern, globally focused economy, but we are not using it wisely, and any number of global indices and benchmarks tell us this.