PPF Scotiabank Fellowship in Strategic Competitiveness
The PPF Scotiabank Fellow in Strategic Competitiveness is focused on producing and communicating policy research and ideas related to Canada’s economic competitiveness. The ultimate goal, consistent with PPF’s long-time prioritization of the social and economic determinants of growth, is to develop and popularize a policy agenda that will support higher...
Ep.47: The Cutting Edge of Carbon
Canada is presented with a smorgasbord of solutions to reduce, reuse, or better use the carbon that's heating up the Earth. Policy Speaking is joined by Bruce Lourie, President of the Ivey Foundation and Janet Annesley, Senior Director, Energy and ESG at Invest Alberta Corporation for a wide ranging discussion on what Canada's provincial and federal governments can focus on – in terms of policy and technology – to drive Canada to becoming low carbon experts, relative to the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Report 4: Do We Still Have a Consensus Around COVID-19
News headlines emphasize non-compliance and dissatisfaction with the COVID-19 response. Yet a COVID-19 consensus has emerged, and Canadians are as supportive of governments’ response to the virus as they were 10 months ago. Examining data from the Media Ecosystem Observatory, Dr. Peter Loewen finds that Canadians broadly agree on the risks of the disease, what measures should be taken to fight it and how much income support individuals and businesses should receive.
Skills for the Post-Pandemic World
The Future of Work is here to stay. This new PPF project explores the policy implications for skills, training, and employment for workers and learners across Canada.
Ep.46: Caring for Canada’s Seniors
Canadians have seen the inadequacies of Canada's senior home system in this pandemic. What's less clear – how do we solve these? Policy Speaking is joined by Deloitte Canada's Georgina Black to talk about what good senior support looks like around the world, and where Canada can start to innovate. Should we be looking for better housing solutions, for new social care solutions, or is there a need for better medical solutions?
Rebuilding the Local Economy: Inside the Mi’kmaq-Clearwater Deal
Watch the full conversation on PPF's YouTube channel. One of the first public conversations about the purchase of Clearwater Seafoods Inc. by a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations. Joined by the architects of this deal, Chief Terry Paul and John Risley outline and unpack this historic landmark of Indigenous ownership in the Atlantic region, what it means for Reconciliation, innovation and the economic opportunity it spurs.
Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression: Harms Reduction
The health of our democracy ultimately depends on citizens having the capacity, willingness and opportunity to participate in our public life. Following nine months of study and deliberations, the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression has settled on a six-part, made-in-Canada plan to address hate speech and other online harms, while balancing freedom of speech.
Look back at the 2020/21 Action Canada Fellowship
Action Canada Fellows released their three timely reports on place-based approaches to future of work post-pandemic in March 2021.
Ep.40: Realities for Black Canadians in COVID-times
Nadine Spencer, President of the Black Business and Professional Association and Mohamed Elmi, Director of Research at the Diversity Institute discuss walking the talk when it comes to addressing systemic racism. Nadine and Mohamed share the challenges black business people have long faced, and society has only recently begun to acknowledge. From financing in the COVID-19 pandemic, to the fact that only 13 black individuals were identified from over 900 corporate boards positions in major cities in Canada, this wide reaching conversation really puts the challenges and hopes for a better Canada in perspective.
Perceptions and Polarization: Measuring the Perception Gap between Urban and Rural Canadians
Political polarization is growing across the globe. In this first report on the urban-rural divide in Canada, Sean Speer teams up with Peter Loewen and the University of Toronto’s Policy, Elections and Representation Lab (PEARL) to explore the theory that a “perception gap” exists between those who live in cities, the suburbs and rural communities. How do Canadians' distorted beliefs of one another’s circumstances fuel polarization?
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