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My Canada: Annette Verschuren

On July 1, 1867, Canada took its first steps towards official nationhood. It has grown and developed as a nation, and distinguished itself in times of both peace and war. Canada is widely recognized as a place of harmony, liberty and diversity and is routinely ranked as one of the best countries in which to live. In honour of Canada's birthday, CBC Digital Archives looks back at some defining moments and great Canadians who have helped shape our history.

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Annette Verschuren, president of Home Depot Canada, has ambitious plans for how to build a great country. Diversity, unity, leadership and of course strong business and trade practices are all essential ingredients in her vision of an ideal Canada.
• Annette Verschuren hails from North Sydney, N.S. and began her career in the administrative side of a coal mining operation there. • In 2005, she was awarded with Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year Award by the Retail Council of Canada.

• Home Depot is a relatively young, but fast-growing company. Founded in the U.S. in 1979, it is now the world's largest chain of home improvement stores. It operates stores in all 10 Canadian provinces.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: July 1, 2005
Commentator: Annette Verschuren
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Duration: 1:42

Last updated: February 1, 2012

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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