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Brennan Doherty


Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Brennan:

Pearson airport CEO Deborah Flint on surviving the pandemic — and why all of Ontario needs the airline hub to make a full recovery

Hamilton’s Deborah Flint isn’t worried about business travel, but says for Pearson to reinvest in itself as it needs to, government may need to be und... → Read More

Starlight Capital CEO Dennis Mitchell on building great portfolios, why office real estate isn’t down for the count, and how the pandemic didn’t change everything.

Dennis Mitchell, CEO and chief investment officer of Starlight Capital, oversees a company that manages over $350 million in assets. → Read More

Canada’s aspiring space miner on building an off-Earth economy: ‘This is going to take a village’

Daniel Sax says this country’s resource-based economy means that we can ill afford to be left behind as others move into scouring the heavens for reso... → Read More

Field Trip Health co-founder and CEO Joseph del Moral on ketamine clinics, trademarking molecules, and trying psychedelic truffles in Amsterdam

After leaving the world of cannabis, Joseph del Moral co-founded Field Trip Health to offer people suffering from mental health conditions treatment i... → Read More

Sportlogiq’s Craig Buntin on his Olympics-to-analytics journey, bringing data to coaches, and why numbers can’t tell you everything about an athlete

After retiring from figure skating, Buntin figured he’d never work in sports again. Then he co-founded an AI-focused sports analytics company. → Read More

Toronto Elevation Pictures’ co-president Noah Segal on TIFF, diverse filmmaking and why he thinks people will always flock to the Big Screen despite streaming’s pandemic moment

Noah Segal talks to The Star about insuring movies, Elevation Pictures’ unexpected hits and why he’s big on the future of movie theatres → Read More

‘Indigenous business is not a sideline for us,’ says Keith Martell, CEO of First Nations Bank of Canada

Keith Martell, president and CEO of First Nations Bank of Canada, talks about Indigenous banking, economic reconciliation, and what really surprised h... → Read More

Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain speaks out on his response to the COVID-19 crisis, why the company is investing in plant-based meat — and why he would never go meatless himself

Meat packing exec talks COVID-19 safety, meatless ventures, and the menace of methane. → Read More

Alberta government officially launches ‘war room’ to fight perceived misinformation about oil

Operation’s mission is to combat perceived lies about the oil industry in real time through social media, traditional advertising, and other platforms. → Read More

Fair Deal Panel will hear Calgarians’ grievances on Tuesday evening

Tuesday’s sold-out Fair Deal Panel starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Centre. → Read More

NDP release shadow budget weeks after official budget tabled in Alberta Legislature

In a slim 28-page document released on Monday, the NDP said their shadow budget would get rid of the UCP’s corporate income tax cut and add a one per cent increase to personal income taxes paid by Alberta’s wealthiest 1 per cent — those making over $315,000 per year → Read More

Moody’s downgrades Alberta rating over ‘structural weakness’ in oil and gas industry

Aside from Alberta’s economy, which “remains concentrated and dependent on non-renewable resources”, the credit rating agency’s report on Tuesday highlighted a lack of pipeline capacity and no expected rebound in oil-related investments anytime soon → Read More

Energy Minister pleased with start of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project construction

“When others were criticizing our energy industry and the value of future pipelines, Albertans did not waver,” read a statement from Energy Minister Sonya Savage on Tuesday → Read More

‘I’m exhausted’: Fatigue baked into Canadian rail worker scheduling, experts say

Fatigue was one of the major factors behind a recent weeklong strike by 3,200 CN workers. While strikers returned to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative agreement with the company, experts say the structural reasons behind fatigue in Canada’s rail industry remain in place. → Read More

‘This premier is corrupt’: Opposition slams United Conservatives for passing bill to turf elections watchdog

In a letter to Opposition Leader Rachel Notley on Thursday, Alberta’s ethics commissioner said anyone under investigation by elections commissioner Lorne Gibson would be in a conflict of interest if they voted on a bill to remove him. Less than an hour later, Bill 22 was passed. → Read More

Striking CN workers say they want more rest between shifts — not a pay raise

The life of a railroad worker is one of incredible uncertainty, according to three Calgary-based conductors on strike. All said they work on a constant “on-call” basis. Within two hours of receiving a call from their supervisor, they need to be at their assigned train, no matter the time of day or night. → Read More

Western farmers say CN rail strike a ‘nail in the coffin’ after hard harvest, trade disputes

Safety issues are the main concern of the 3,200 striking CN conductors, trainpersons and yard workers, according to a statement from their union over the weekend, → Read More

University of Calgary to axe 250 jobs after provincial budget funding cuts

The 2019 provincial budget saw cuts of $600 million over four years to advanced education. → Read More

Alberta teacher’s union considers legal action after bill gives pension plan control to Crown corporation

Roughly $30 billion in assets from the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund, the Workers’ Compensation Board and Alberta Health Services will now be managed by the Alberta Investment Management Corporation. But teacher’s union representatives say the move robs their members of control over their pension plans. → Read More

Jason Kenney says Alberta has reduced oilsands emissions, but oil-related pollution is actually increasing. Here’s why

Alberta’s newer oilsands facilities have reduced their emissions, but the absolute amount of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s oil and gas industry has increased since 2005. → Read More