‘Quebec Inc.’ goes on a global buying binge: Why ‘La belle province’ is expanding beyond North America
Quebec premier Philippe Couillard just wrapped up a four-day European trip that doubled as an opportunity to invite Pope Francis to Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, and a chance to reiterate why the province should play a bigger role on the global stage.
... “When an industry is global, you have to compete everywhere in order to compete anywhere,” said Omar Toulan, an associate professor at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management.
During a study tour of Japan last spring, McGill University MBA student Ba Sein and his classmates made the usual rounds of corporate boardrooms, factories and lecture halls. Then they went off the traditional business school grid – to perform volunteer work at the Second Harvest food bank in Tokyo.