While the Canadian economy fared relatively well through the great global economic upheaval of 2008 and its aftermath, the recent precipitous drop in commodity prices has deeply impacted the Canadian economy. Unfortunately, Canadians seem to have been lulled into a sense of complacency about Canada’s economic competitiveness and the federal government and many provinces have not pursued sound economic policies. With the resource boom over, what is the outlook for the Canadian economy? What proven pro-growth economic policies are needed? What are the global risks (in Europe, China and the United States) and how do they impact Canada? This macro view of the economy and the M&A environment will put things into perspective so that you can plan for successful succession.