New North Star II
A Challenge-Driven Industrial Strategy for the Age of Intangibles
Released: Tuesday April 28, 2020
Building on the success of PPF’s April 2019 report A New North Star, PPF’s newest contribution to Canada’s economic conversation proposes an industrial plan to “rebuild Canada” post COVID-19.
A plan that should be starting not in two years, but in a few months.
This new research project will see Sean Speer and Robert Asselin reprise their roles as authors, synthesizers, and translators. CIBC Senior Economist Royce Mendes will join the authorship team to lend analytical expertise to the project. The team will solicit input from key thinkers and doers across the country through a series of closed roundtable discussions in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, with a report to launch on April 28. The conversation will continue at PPF’s annual Canada Growth Summit on October 15, 2020.
This research will focus on how the world is changing, and how long-held policy assumptions in Canada need to adjust accordingly. The Washington Consensus that has shaped domestic economic policies and global institutions in a laissez-faire mould for roughly 40 years is being challenged by two, new geo-economic realities that Canadian policymakers cannot afford to neglect. These geo-economic trends were occurring before the COVID-19 global pandemic. But the epochal crisis which began in earnest in late winter 2020 will only exacerbate and accelerate them.
The report is meant to help get out of the starting gates more quickly. It proposes to situate an industrial strategy at the intersection of Canada’s pre-existing economic strengths and its most pressing societal challenges.
For more information on the project, contact Andrée Loucks at email@example.com.
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