In our first episode this fall, Edward Greenspon is joined by the Right Honourable Joe Clark and the Honourable Christy Clark. They discuss the recent report by the Senate Prosperity Action Group, called Rising to the Challenge of New Global Realities, and focus on the 'how' of achieving its outcomes. Some of the conversation points include building consensus in a post-pandemic Canada, contemplating historical events like the Charlottetown Accord and looking forward on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

In our first episode this fall, Edward Greenspon (host of Policy Speaking and PPF President & CEO) is joined by the Right Honourable Joe Clark and the Honourable Christy Clark. They discuss the recent report by the Senate Prosperity Action Group, called Rising to the Challenge of New Global Realities, and focus on the ‘how’ of achieving its outcomes. Some of the conversation points include building consensus in a post-pandemic Canada, contemplating historical events like the Charlottetown Accord and looking forward on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Hon. Joe Clark and Hon. Christy Clark also examine challenges in our policies and institutions – such as federalism, the Senate, partisanship, and the importance of leadership and interest groups – in forging common ground amongst Canadians. Finally, in answering questions from the audience, they reflect on the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on racialized Canadians, the rise of populism, and strategies to unite Canadians around a common cause.

Plus, in Today in Policy, Edward chats with Editor of PPF Media, Katie Davey. They cover a summary of Rising to the Challenge of New Global Realities, the forthcoming COP26 and what Canada should consider, and the tall order in front of a shuffled federal Cabinet.


This episode includes a #PPFProud Member Shoutout:

On October 15, BMO, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, RBC, Scotiabank and TD announced their collective pledge to join the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) as part of a global, industry-led initiative to accelerate and support efforts to address climate change. We are PPF proud of our members, CIBC, RBC and Scotiabank for their commitment to a net-zero future.


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