About Mischa

Mischa Kaplan is a writer, consultant, educator, public speaker, and economic development advocate. He is the founder and CEO of Cardinal Research Group, a boutique advisory and training firm based in Ottawa, Ontario. Mischa writes regularly for the Ottawa Citizen, and his writing has also appeared in a variety of other local and national publications, including Maclean's, Canadian Business, Ottawa Business Journal, the Montreal Gazette (in syndication), and the Kingston Whig-Standard (also in syndication). With interests in economic development policy, small enterprise management, entrepreneurship, family business, and innovation, Mischa Kaplan also serves as an instructor in the School of Business at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, and has appeared on a variety of media outlets.


Our problem isn’t just Trump; Canada still lags in advanced industries
Here’s a link to my latest article for the Ottawa Citizen, in which I...
Seven bold, actionable ways Doug Ford can actually get Ontario “working again”
In order to get Ontario moving again, Doug Ford will need more than...
The case for one chamber in Ottawa
The following article appeared in the Ottawa Business Journal’s online and print editions on...