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Quote of the Week: Paul Desmarais III, the executive chairman and co-founder of Power’s in-house vent
November 4 · Issue #114 · View online
Quote of the Week:
Paul Desmarais III, the executive chairman and co-founder of Power’s in-house venture fund Portag3, commented:
“To reduce the imbalance, Canada should adopt the “open-banking model” that has been implemented in the U.K. and continental Europe, which makes it easier to share banking data.”

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