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PPF Announces Cyber Security Expert Satyamoorthy Kabilan as New Vice-President of Policy

The Public Policy Forum welcomes Satyamoorthy Kabilan, also known as Kabi, as the new Vice President of Policy. He is a scientist, entrepreneur and internationally recognized expert in cyber security, emergency management and national security issues.

Date: Friday August 24, 2018

PPF and Action Canada introduce the 2018-2019 Fellows

The Public Policy Forum and Action Canada are proud to announce the 2018-2019 Action Canada Fellows. Over the course of the year, the 16 Fellows will have a transformative experience by participating in five study tours and producing an in-depth policy report on an important issue to Canada. This year’s...

Date: Friday June 8, 2018

PPF announces 2018 Peter Lougheed Award honourees

The Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy will be presented to four exemplary Western leaders being recognized for their extraordinary leadership and contribution to public policy and public discourse. The honourees will be celebrated at PPF’s Annual Western Dinner in Vancouver on Sept. 19.

Date: Monday June 4, 2018

Public Policy Forum and TD Bank Group announce multi-year Future of Work strategic partnership

During the April 12 Testimonial Dinner, TD Bank Group's Norie Campbell announced a three-year initiative with PPF to advance a pan-Canadian policy dialogue on the changing nature of work.

Date: Tuesday April 17, 2018

Top business and government leaders gather for PPF Growth Summit and Testimonial Dinner on April 12

Canada Growth Summit 3  |  #PPFgrowth TORONTO, ON, April 9, 2018 – The Public Policy Forum is bringing together Canada’s major government and business leaders April 12 in Toronto for its third annual Canada Growth Summit to debate issues around AI, the future of work, infrastructure, the economy and how...

Date: Monday April 9, 2018

World’s top social media thinkers to discuss threats to democracy – and solutions – at PPF public event on Wednesday, April 4

On April 4, the Public Policy Forum and the University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, are hosting a discussion with some of the world’s leading experts on social media, including Jonathan Albright, Ben Scott, Julia Angwin, David Carroll, Sue Gardner, and Taylor Owen.

Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018

PPF conference in Fredericton focuses on immigration; Atlantic Dinner features first Frank McKenna Awards

On March 21, summit to discuss solutions to region’s population challenges, dinner to honour four Atlantic Canadian leaders  March 19, 2018 Atlantic Canadian and national leaders, including former New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna and ACOA President Francis McGuire, will gather in Fredericton on March 21 to confront the challenges of...

Date: Monday March 19, 2018

New PPF report calls for caps on political donations to third parties

For immediate release New PPF report calls for caps on political donations to third parties OTTAWA, March 14, 2018 The Public Policy Forum is releasing a new report today calling on Parliament to amend the Canada Elections Act to level the playing field between third parties and officially registered parties....

Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018

PPF welcomes budget measures that support Canadian journalism

The Public Policy Forum welcomes the federal government’s response in today’s budget to the continuing degradation of news gathering capacity in Canada. The government’s pledge to spend $10 million a year for five years to fund “one or more independent non-governmental organizations that will support local journalism in underserved communities”...

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018

PPF’s Emerging Leader Award recognizes Indigenous advocate Caitlin Tolley

Filled with a burning desire to create positive change for her community, Caitlin Tolley has used her voice at home and on the global stage as an advocate for Indigenous people. On April 12, the Public Policy Forum will recognize her work with the Emerging Leader Award at its Annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards in Toronto.

Date: Wednesday February 7, 2018

PPF names Karen Restoule as its 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2018 – The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that our 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow is Karen Restoule, who will focus her research on nation-to-nation relationships and reconciling treaty relationships. “Karen is an advocate and connector within an emerging generation of Indigenous leadership intent on...

Date: Tuesday January 16, 2018

PPF Welcomes Five New Fellows

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce the addition of five new PPF Fellows. They are: · Robert Asselin, former Policy and Budget Director for Finance Minister Bill Morneau. He brings extensive experience in policy in academia and government, particularly around economic and fiscal issues. · Mark Cameron, Executive Director,...

Date: Friday January 5, 2018

World’s Top Business Thinker Roger Martin to Warn of Efficiency’s Effects on Democratic Capitalism

OTTAWA, DEC. 5, 2017 – The Public Policy Forum’s annual Gordon F. Osbaldeston Lecture will be presented by acclaimed business thinker Roger Martin, who argues that our obsession with efficiency is a danger to democratic capitalism. This will be his first public speech on the topic after two years of research on the...

Date: Tuesday December 5, 2017

PPF to honour Mark Carney, Beverley McLachlin, Richard Dicerni, ‘22 Minutes’ founders Mary Walsh and Michael Donovan and journalist Francine Pelletier

Ottawa, Nov. 29, 2017 — A charismatic central banker charged with bringing two G7 economies through extreme turbulence, a pioneering justice whose critical rulings and leadership redefined post-Charter Canada, a veteran public servant who sagely advised the federal government and two provinces, and an East Coast warrior princess and an...

Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017

PPF Names Award for Frank McKenna

OTTAWA, NOV. 21, 2017 -– The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that it has named its annual award for outstanding contributions to public policy by Atlantic Canadians in honour of Frank McKenna, one of the region’s most accomplished leaders. The Frank McKenna Award for Leadership in Public Policy will be...

Date: Friday November 24, 2017

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