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Do McKinsey and other consultants do anything useful?

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Because it's critically important to ensure that your personal chauffeur joins your business trips....


Crown corporation faces staff backlash over McKinsey contract, spending decisions​


BDC flew a chauffeur from Montreal to B.C. to drive the corporation's president around​


Multimillion-dollar contracts awarded by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to consulting firm McKinsey, coupled with some unusual spending choices — including a decision to fly a private chauffeur to B.C. to drive the Crown corporation's president around — are raising eyebrows within the BDC, sources say.

Current and former BDC employees say they're alarmed at some of the expenses incurred by the BDC under the leadership of president Isabelle Hudon.

Hudon, Canada's former ambassador to France, was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in 2021 to head the Crown corporation. The BDC provides loans, venture capital and advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.

 

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Because it's critically important to ensure that your personal chauffeur joins your business trips....


Crown corporation faces staff backlash over McKinsey contract, spending decisions​


BDC flew a chauffeur from Montreal to B.C. to drive the corporation's president around​


Multimillion-dollar contracts awarded by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to consulting firm McKinsey, coupled with some unusual spending choices — including a decision to fly a private chauffeur to B.C. to drive the Crown corporation's president around — are raising eyebrows within the BDC, sources say.

Current and former BDC employees say they're alarmed at some of the expenses incurred by the BDC under the leadership of president Isabelle Hudon.

Hudon, Canada's former ambassador to France, was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in 2021 to head the Crown corporation. The BDC provides loans, venture capital and advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.


Seems reasonable.
 

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Peter Mansbridge on his show - "The Bridge" interviews Dominic Barton on his time as Canada's Ambassador to China and negotiations over the return of the two Michaels, plus his time at Mckinsley and his thoughts on the awarding of contracts to Mckinsley.

It can be found here.

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Peter Mansbridge on his show - "The Bridge" interviews Dominic Barton on his time as Canada's Ambassador to China and negotiations over the return of the two Michaels, plus his time at Mckinsley and his thoughts on the awarding of contracts to Mckinsley.

It can be found here.

Enjoy.
I seem to recall reading that Barton was telling anyone and everyone that he alone got the hostages released when it was actually the Biden Administration.

He is such a slimy, Beijing butt-snorkeling weasel. Only John McCallum looks worse.
 

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Peter Mansbridge on his show - "The Bridge" interviews Dominic Barton on his time as Canada's Ambassador to China and negotiations over the return of the two Michaels, plus his time at Mckinsley and his thoughts on the awarding of contracts to Mckinsley.

It can be found here.

Enjoy.
Listened to the podcast. This is email I sent to Mansbridge.

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks" - Dominic Barton​


I was out walking and listening to your interview with Mr Barton. Boy that man sure put his media training to good use as he deflected from your questions to toot his and the consulting world's horn.
Diversity in Saudi Arabia? Give me a break! Feeling sorry about the victims of Purdue Pharma? I wanted to throw up! The dealings with Communist China (like the spa week near the Uyghurs concentration camps) Really? Non disclosure agreements on Government Consulting contracts? Why?

Mr Barton may be a nice man to talk to but his moral compass is wildly off the mark. Thank god we finally woke up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party because this man and his very smart (but gawd awfully stupid at times) cohorts would have made Canada vassals of the CCP if they were still in charge.
 

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Listened to the podcast. This is email I sent to Mansbridge.

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks" - Dominic Barton​


I was out walking and listening to your interview with Mr Barton. Boy that man sure put his media training to good use as he deflected from your questions to toot his and the consulting world's horn.
Diversity in Saudi Arabia? Give me a break! Feeling sorry about the victims of Purdue Pharma? I wanted to throw up! The dealings with Communist China (like the spa week near the Uyghurs concentration camps) Really? Non disclosure agreements on Government Consulting contracts? Why?

Mr Barton may be a nice man to talk to but his moral compass is wildly off the mark. Thank god we finally woke up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party because this man and his very smart (but gawd awfully stupid at times) cohorts would have made Canada vassals of the CCP if they were still in charge.

Mansbridge Thursday episode is dedicated reading comments from his listeners. Might have to listen to see if mentions yours.
 

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No such luck, I guess I was too critical of both the interviewer and interviewee.

The comment "I'm sorry about all the deaths caused by Purdue Pharma" makes me seethe with rage.
 

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Thank god we finally woke up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party because this man and his very smart (but gawd awfully stupid at times) cohorts would have made Canada vassals of the CCP if they were still in charge.
Too late.
 
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