Stuck in the Corner: The U.S.-China strategic rivalry and how Canada plays it
Canada already knows what it’s like to be caught between the wills of these two Great Powers. How do we manage their fraught relations? How do we cause the minimum damage to our economy and sovereignty, while standing up for what we believe is right? These are questions we will address with Dr. Graham Allison, one-time Assistant Secretary of Defense and founding dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, at our annual Fall Dinner — Nov. 19 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
Join the celebration - Our 2019 Peter Lougheed Awards in Calgary
Congratulations to Elizabeth Cannon, Stockwell Day, Dawn Farrell and Dave Mowat. Join us to celebrate them on Nov. 13. Tables and tickets are on sale now. Prior to the dinner, join us as we host a panel discussing the future of work in the transitioning energy economy: what do we need to do to support people in work as Canada’s energy needs and energy sector jobs change?
Digital Democracy Project: Partisanship and participation in Canadian politics
The final DDP election-period report finds that Canadians with partisan interests tend to be more politically active, and less likely to engage with news that doesn't support their worldview. This is a potential source of vulnerability for the information environment.
Old Gigs, New Gigs: Are Courts and Legislators Reinterpreting an Age-Old Debate for the New World of Work?
Courts and legislatures are deciding whether your Lyft driver is an independent contractor or an employee. The classification is a big deal, affecting workers' protections through to retirement. This paper surveys the current state of the gig economy and how courts, tribunals and legislatures in North America and the UK are tackling the issue of employment classification.
A New North Star: Canadian Competitiveness in an Intangibles Economy
Rapid and far-reaching changes to the global economy, driven by technology, demographics and geopolitics, are forcing us to rethink some of the core assumptions of what makes a nation competitive or not. Robert Asselin and Sean Speer offer a bi-partisan strategy for what Canada can do in a data-driven 'intangibles' economy.
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