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Sep 10, 2019


John Henry is the elected Regional Chair and CEO of Durham. His responsibilities include opening and chairing council meetings, declaring emergencies, fostering public interest and involvement, and providing leadership. He is the former Mayor of Oshawa, the former Regional Councilor for Oshawa’s Ward 5, and has previously served as a member of the Regional Planning and Economic Development Committee. John also has specialized training as an Industrial Fire Fighter, Ice Rescue Specialist, and Dive Rescue Specialist.


John joins me today to share how he is leading Durham with a steady hand for change and what it’s like to be a major representative for an entire region. He describes his academic and career background and what led him to run for Regional Chair and CEO of Durham. He explains why Durham is an exciting place to be in right now and how it translates to their agricultural economy. John also shares how he believes the Canadian agricultural industry will evolve over the next decade.




“It’s the fundamental basis of how Canada has become and what we’ve become. We’re a country of dreamers.” - John Henry




Today on the Creative Disruption Podcast:


  • John's business background and what his typical day is like.
  • How he finds the time to do all of his daily tasks.
  • The ups and downs in his life and what he has learned from them.
  • What the Uplift project is and why it's an amazing thing for the community.
  • Why John believes farming will be different in Canada in ten years.
  • Why Durham excites him and what it means for the economy.
  • What he wants to leave as his legacy.




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