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How Atlantic Canada businesses keep their foreign workers

Whether they wear steel-toed boots or ballet slippers, workers from abroad are in high demand in Atlantic Canada. As Kelly Toughill found, successful companies have learned that keeping recruits happy requires more than a paycheque

Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018


Diversification not Dependence: A Made-in-Canada China Strategy

Canada can truly diversify its trade and break its dependence on a single partner by pursuing a strategy built on sectoral trade agreements with China. 

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018


The People Imperative: Strategies to Grow Population and Prosperity in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada is taking action to rebuild its aging and slow-growing population: The region needs to attract - and keep - more newcomers.

Date: Sunday March 18, 2018


Bringing New Voices to the Table: Re-thinking On-reserve Housing in Canada

...must be engaged, along with elected leaders, to work together on resolving the unacceptable and distressing on-reserve housing situation in Canada. Overview In July 2016, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada...

Date: Monday February 27, 2017


PPF and Action Canada introduce the 2019/2020 Fellows

The 16 new Fellows from across Canada will be focusing on the Future of Work.

Date: Friday May 31, 2019


Immigrants aren’t job killers, they’re job creators — and they want to come to Canada

on Thursday. “We have a historic opportunity; I believe that Canada’s brand has never been stronger. People want to come to Canada. But we have work to do … population...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


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


Mind the Gaps: Quantifying the Decline of News Coverage in Canada

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


Pulling up roots: Bhutanese exodus from Halifax offers clues to why newcomers stay or go

The disappearance of Bhutanese from Halifax is discouraging to those who believe the future of Atlantic Canada is tied to increased immigration, but it is also an opportunity to look at the factors that encourage newcomers to take root – and the factors that lead them away.

Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018


Atlantic Newsletter #2: What we can learn from refugees’ success in Atlantic Canada

In this second edition of our Atlantic Immigration & Revitalization Newsletter, PPF research associate Kelly Toughill talks to leaders and refugees across Atlantic Canada to understand what we can learn from their higher retention rates and overall success

Date: Monday March 4, 2019


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


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


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


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