This is Business Law Talks, the Bennett Jones' podcast series that sits at the intersection of law and policy. Join our lawyers and advisors as they examine today's most complex issues to help guide companies doing business in Canada.

Recent Podcast Episodes

In Conversation: Workplaces Where Women Thrive

March 08, 2023

To mark this year's International Women's Day, we are proud to present a candid leadership conversation on the challenges women face in the legal field. Our five office managing partners are joined by moderator and Bennett Jones partner, Michelle Yung, as they share perspectives from their lived experiences. This discussion highlights the importance of acting purposely to create a workplace where women can thrive.

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The New Energy Economy: Alberta's Hydrogen Potential

May 04, 2021

In the first in a series of podcasts exploring the new energy economy, emerging trends and technologies transforming the energy industry, Vivek Warrier hosts a discussion with three special guests: the honorable Doug Schweitzer, Alberta Provincial Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation, Bob Myles, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of the ATCO Group, and Kenryo Mizutani, Senior Researcher in the Vancouver office of the Japan Oil and Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC).

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What Will the U.S. Election Mean for Canada?

November 09, 2020

In this recording from a web event following the U.S. election, Hugh MacKinnon (Chairman and CEO of Bennett Jones) moderates a panel of four of Canada's most insightful and respected leaders, and members of the firm's Governmental Affairs and Public Policy group. They discuss what the U.S. election results could mean for Canadian foreign policy, trade, our economic recovery and key sectors such as energy. The panelists in this event are the Honourable John R. Baird P.C., Christy Clark, the Honourable John P. Manley P.C., O.C., and the Honourable A. Anne McLellan P.C., O.C., A.O.E.

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International Trade: Canada's Relationships With Its Key Trading Partners

October 22, 2020

Listen to how Canada's relationships with its key trading partners are shaping the landscape of Canadian international trade. Darrel Pearson hosts a discussion with Valerie Hughes and John Weekes on Canada's trading relationship with the United States, how the CUSMA will affect Canadian businesses, trade and investment relations with China, Canada's unique position with its CPTPP and CETA partners, and the importance of the WTO to Canada.

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Infrastructure and Indigenous Engagement

September 17, 2020

New infrastructure projects will be an important part of Canada's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and many will be situated on the path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Listen to what the evolving legal, policy and business environments mean for engagement with Indigenous communities on investment in infrastructure projects in Canada. Serge Dupont hosts this discussion with Will Osler and Sharon Singh, all of Bennett Jones LLP.

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A Way Forward: Energy Industry Ready to Fuel Canada's Recovery

July 08, 2020

Canada must make the energy sector a driving force of our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear how we can do this while pursuing climate change goals, through transformative innovation and partnership between industry, governments and Indigenous communities. Claire Kennedy hosts this discussion with Vivek Warrier and Serge Dupont, all of Bennett Jones LLP.

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