Supporting the Trans Canada Trail is a natural choice for the Globe and Mail, which like the Trail, is a reflection of our country and the people who have chosen to settle here. Our newspaper’s founder, George Brown, was one of the Fathers of Confederation and so our roots are closely entwined with the development of our country. Our readers want to know we are continually thinking about what it means to be Canadian. By sharing the Trans Canada Trail story, we can help Canadians understand our history, our geography and our culture and how we continue to evolve as a people. The Globe and Mail is looking forward to seeing the Trail fully connected in 2017, our country’s 150th birthday, so that Canadians can travel at human speed from coast to coast to coast—what a powerful symbol of our interconnectedness and our strength as a nation and what a proud Canadian story we will be able to tell.
Brookfield Partners Foundation, Tim Price and Jack Cockwell
C.M., Group Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management