October 22: Associate dean comments for national media on proposed potash deal
Sylvain Charlebois, CME’s associate dean of research and graduate studies, is a man in demand these days with relation to the proposed takeover of Potash Corp. by Australian mining firm BHP Billiton. With the proposed deal appearing to pit Saskatchewan’s provincial government against the federal government, the story has quickly developed national prominence.
So when national media outlets seek perspective on the ramifications of the $38-billion deal, Charlebois’s in-depth understanding of commodity markets and agricultural trade policy make him a well-positioned commentator.
CTV National News senior correspondent Jill Macyshon sought Charlebois’s take on the deal for the network’s main newscast yesterday.
Charlebois also wrote an opinion piece for the Financial Post section of today’s National Post, outlining what he views as the merits of the potential takeover. Read the full op-ed