Atlantic Summit 2020: Pivot to Prosperity
How does Atlantic Canada need to pivot priorities for regional economic growth and immigration for post-pandemic prosperity? Atlantic Summit 2020 brings together leaders in policy development, government, business, education and social services for a forward-looking exploration of what it will take to confront old challenges compounded by new crisis.
New North Star II: A Challenge-Driven Industrial Strategy for the Age of Intangibles
Intangibles are the new basis for competition, and the U.S.-China tech “cold war” is changing assumptions about global commerce and geopolitics. Authors Sean Speer, Robert Asselin and Royce Mendes make the case for a bold policy response to adapt to these geo-economic trends: a challenge-driven industrial strategy that will give Canada a competitive edge as it rebuilds post COVID-19.
Unpacking Labour Force Trends from COVID-19 with Lynn Barr-Telford and Craig Alexander
Episode 12 | Numbers reflect what is happening in the world around us. But how has COVID-19 impacted the shift? Lynn Barr-Telford, Canada's Assistant Chief Statistician, responsible for social, health and labour statistics at Statistics Canada and Craig Alexander, Partner and Chief Economist at Deloitte join host Edward Greenspon to discuss labour force trends. Listen in as we unpack the statistics and the trends reported over the last two months.
More Lessons from World War II: What's Next for the Government's Finances By Drew Fagan
In this featured Policy Speaking article, PPF Fellow Drew Fagan examines government spending during World War II and the current COVID-19 crisis.
Lessons in Resilience: Canada's Digital Media Ecosystem and the 2019 Election
Canada's 2019 federal election provided a unique opportunity to investigate mis/ disinformation. The Digital Democracy Project looked at 12 threats to citizens' online sources of information to uncover how resilient Canadians' are in the face of disinformation. Read the main findings to better understand polarization and about online media bubbles in which Canadians live.
A New Date for our Testimonial Dinner and Canada Growth Summit
The Public Policy Forum’s annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards and Canada Growth Summit are being rescheduled to Thursday, October 15, 2020. This has not been an easy decision. But while the risk associated with COVID–19 remains relatively low, PPF felt moving these events to the fall is the responsible course. Current tickets will be honoured.
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