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Competitiveness: Canada leads in AI, but lags in innovation, skills and capital

...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


Speer and Asselin: How Canada can compete in the intangibles economy

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


Getting ahead of disruption is key to our future: An introduction to Canada Next

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


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


Refugees stay put more than other newcomers do – but why?

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


Action Canada Fellowship

Shape your skills. Shape Canada. The application period for Action Canada's 2019/2020 Fellowship year is now open. Since 2003, Action Canada has successfully organized a national fellowship program that emphasizes leadership development and citizenship engagement. It brings together diverse Canadians from across the country to engage in timely, topical and strategic policy issues affecting our country.

Date: Friday October 26, 2018


Atlantic Immigration Pilot by the numbers

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


Former N.B. premier says future of Atlantic Canada reliant on immigration

“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


A New North Star

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


Report Highlights | Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online

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: News coverage shrinkage called a crisis in Canada

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


DOMINIC BARTON | Canada has a historic opportunity to thrive, but faces hard choices

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


Move over Oscars, we’re announcing our 2019 policy stars

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


Food Innovation in Canada’s North: The case for a social enterprise cluster

Our Task Force conducted a preliminary study of the feasibility of an Arctic Food Innovation Cluster in Canada. The intent of such a cluster is to advance increased access to affordable, culturally informed, healthy food across northern regions. The cluster’s secondary objective is to foster further innovations within the North’s commercial food production industry via new food production methods (e.g., full utilization of harvested fish), value chains, and/or governance models. This would, in turn, boost local economic development opportunities within these northern communities.

Date: Thursday March 7, 2019


Canada Next: Collected reports and summaries

Get the whole Canada Next series in one document. Choose the complete collection of full reports, a collection of summaries only, or a recap of recommendations for provinces, territories and municipalities.

Date: Monday January 28, 2019


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