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By Edward Greenspon I didn’t know John Crosbie as well as the generation of journalists before me, or those fortunate members of the land of unrequited dreams. He crackled with political courage and straightforwardness in an occupation that continues to challenge the proposition that the shortest distance between two points...
Groups from Across Canada Join Initiative to Get Climate and Energy Policy Working TogetherMonday December 16, 2019
The Energy Future Forum (EFF), a new pan-Canadian initiative to develop policy answers that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the economy, was officially launched on Dec. 16 at a meeting in Toronto. It's an "unprecedented effort to find common cause in addressing Canada’s climate and energy challenges,” said PPF's Edward Greenspon.
Stewarding AI and cultural change: It’s everybody’s business
Brave New Work BlogWednesday November 27, 2019
What will it take to steward digital development and support workers and the broader public as we transition to a more automated future? Emerging leaders from the Banff Forum say the underlying principles we follow – and insist on – may make all the difference.
Premier Jason Kenney at the 2019 Peter Lougheed Awards Dinner
Three forms of reconciliation Alberta's provincial government is working towardThursday November 21, 2019
On Nov. 13 in Calgary, Premier of Alberta Jason Kenney explored three forms of reconciliation for Alberta's provincial government: with Alberta’s Indigenous people, of energy growth and environmental stewardship, and of the provincial and federal fields within Canadian Confederation.
Public Policy Forum announces new Board ChairWednesday November 13, 2019
The Public Policy Forum is delighted to announce Ilse Treurnicht has been elected the organization’s new Board Chair, and thanks outgoing Chair Anne-Marie Hubert for 10 years of service to PPF and its Canada-wide network of policy leaders.
Moving gig work into good work: Making sense of the new legal landscape around the gig economy
Brave New Work BlogTuesday November 5, 2019
The debate over the employment status of gig workers continues to play out in California legislation. What can Canadian regulators learn for our own first attempts at legislation from California’s decision to enact Assembly Bill 5?
Speer: Is Canadian politics shaped by “the revenge of places that don’t matter”?
Bridging the urban-rural divide in CanadaSaturday October 12, 2019
The economic gap between urban and rural places in Canada is significant and we cannot afford to let distressed communities come to the view that they don’t matter. PPF’s Prime Ministers of Canada fellow Sean Speer stresses the importance of cultivating a shared understanding of urban and rural cultures, and will travel across the nation in order to formulate a policy agenda that can bridge the urban-rural divide.