Search Results for: Atlantic Canada
Our immigration system pits family reunification against Canada’s economic needs. That’s short-sighted and counterproductive, argues Kelly Toughill
Date: Monday March 4, 2019
...learning. “The talent is in Canada, the investment is coming into Canada,” Kennedy said. Microsoft has built two data centres in Canada, one in Toronto and one in Montreal, and...
Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017
In our study of 20 small and mid-sized Canadian communities, the number and depth of newspaper articles about civic affairs declined sharply between 2008 and 2017, leaving citizens less informed about their democratic institutions.
Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018
Decision makers in all fields face intense challenges to keep up with geopolitical transformation, the sweeping innovations of the digital age, the impacts on work sparked by artificial intelligence, and the catastrophic effects of climate change. Edward Greenspon and Drew Fagan introduce the challenges that Canada Next addresses.
Date: Monday January 7, 2019
The rise of the intangible economy requires us to re-evaluate, refine and reorient how we think about economic policy and aim to position Canada to compete in a new market dynamic. The stakes are high. We need to make the right choices today if we want to thrive in an era of intangibles. And some of these decisions challenge decades of conventional wisdom.
Date: Sunday April 7, 2019
PPF conference in Fredericton focuses on immigration; Atlantic Dinner features first Frank McKenna Awards
Edward Greenspon. “What Atlantic Canada is grappling with today is what the rest of Canada will need to confront tomorrow.” Speakers also include Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees...
Date: Monday March 19, 2018
Access to more settlement services, easier family reunification and safety are among the myriad reasons refugees tend to stay where they settle in the Maritimes, writes Kelly Toughill
Date: Monday March 4, 2019
More than 3,000 job offers had been made through the program by the end of October 2018, but only 1,202 workers, spouses and children were granted permanent residency through the program in the same period. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to speed up the pace of permanent residency admissions.
Date: Thursday December 13, 2018
“I don’t think it’s overly dramatic to say the future of Atlantic Canada is at stake,” former N.B. Premier Frank McKenna told the crowd of business leaders and academics at PPF's Atlantic Summit in Fredericton. His concern over the dwindling population of the region is buoyed by optimism about recent action taken by the four provinces and the federal government.
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018
Rapid and far-reaching changes to the global economy, driven by technology, demographics and geopolitics, are forcing us to rethink some of the core assumptions of what makes a nation competitive or not. Robert Asselin and Sean Speer offer a bipartisan strategy for what Canada can do in a data-driven 'intangibles' economy.
Date: Thursday April 4, 2019
The Acadian shore of Nova Scotia is one of many rural areas of Atlantic Canada betting its future on immigration. But even French-speaking newcomers aren’t a solution to preserving the area’s Francophone heart.
Date: Thursday June 6, 2019
The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.
Date: Thursday November 8, 2018
Radio Canada spoke with PPF's Carl Neustaedter about the report "Mind the Gaps: Quantifying the Decline of News Coverage in Canada". The report found that news coverage has dropped in local communities, and specifically there's less civic coverage of courts and city hall - civic institutions which are the pillars of democracy.
Date: Friday September 28, 2018
Canada’s growth adviser tells PPF gathering he sees a huge opportunity in agri-food and in 2.4-billion more middle class Asians and Africans, but says the country will have to make...
Date: Thursday October 13, 2016
We're pleased to announce all five of our honourees for our 2019 Testimonial Dinner honourees, for their dedication to public service and strengthening our democracy and its institutions.
Date: Thursday January 31, 2019