John Manley and UWindsor chancellor Mary Jo HaddadWatch a conversation between former deputy prime minister John Manley and UWindsor chancellor Mary Jo Haddad.

Video shares message on citizen engagement

When leaders know where they want to go, the forces of support below do everything they possibly can to help the leader succeed. When the leader doesn’t know where they want to go, then they scatter about doing all kinds of things and there is chaos.

That is just one of the lessons John Manley had drawn from his years in government and industry. The former deputy prime minister of Canada shared his insights with UWindsor chancellor Mary Jo Haddad in a conversation March 23 entitled “Engaged Citizens for a Better Canada.”

The event was part of the Chancellor’s Leadership Series highlighting observations on innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and diversity from top business leaders across Canada, with the goal of helping young Canadians reach their full potential.

Manley joined Bennett Jones LLP as senior business adviser in September 2019. He served as MP for Ottawa South from 1988 to 2004. From 1993 to 2003, he was a minister in the governments of prime minister Jean Chrétien, serving in the portfolios of industry, foreign affairs, and finance, in addition to being deputy prime minister. Find a more detailed biography on the series website.

A video recording of the March 22 presentation is available for watching on the UWindsor YouTube channel.