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Canada’s Airports: Advancing our Prosperity and Trade Agenda

As a geographically large nation where one in five jobs are related to exports, the Canadian economy depends upon the safe and efficient movement of merchandise and people, both domestically...

Date: Wednesday January 28, 2015


Paycheque to Paycheque: Coping with Income Volatility as Work Changes

What can we do about workers living paycheque to paycheque, with the rise of the gig economy and future changes to work? Emerging leaders from the Banff Forum gathered and came up with a holistic set of policy measures for improving the well-being of workers and to help prevent economic marginalization as work changes.

Date: Monday September 23, 2019


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


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...provides high- quality jobs in the local economy and affordable, effective alternatives for residents with special transportation and health care needs. The third case study illustrated an example in which...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...and slowly became independent organizations that supplement the work of the local government through a sustainable business model that provides high- quality jobs in the local economy and affordable, effective...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Five big things we learned at the Brave New Work Conference

The prospect of losing our jobs to automation may keep us up at night and change our politics, but there are other factors at play, too. Here are five key challenges and some smart policy responses that emerged at the inaugural Brave New Work Conference.

Date: Tuesday August 6, 2019


Opinion: Provinces should be able to nominate siblings and cousins of newcomers

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


China and Canada in an Era of Global Disruption

...unemployment; inequality; social stability 5. Failure of governance: national, international *World Economic Forum, Jan, 2017 Observation 3: The global economy is finally showing signs of increased strength, matched with increased...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017


People-Centric Economic Development: Lessons on International Student Retention from Atlantic Canada

The economic fortunes of rural Canada depend on attracting human capital and while international students are highly skilled & qualified candidates for settlement, they don't often stick around. PPF Fellow Sean Speer identifies lessons from two promising programs in Atlantic Canada which seem to be convincing students to settle, against the odds.

Date: Wednesday November 13, 2019


DDP Research Memo #1: Media, Knowledge and Misinformation

This is the first of a series of DDP Research Memos that map the media ecosystem in the run-up to and during Canada's October 2019 federal election. This memo provides an initial snapshot of the Canadian political media ecosystem.

Date: Thursday August 8, 2019


Open policy-making in a digital age: Summary report

The concept of ‘open policy making’ represents a shift away from traditional policy-making toward a process that is accessible and transparent to more Canadians, and which incorporates their voices and insights. How is this different in the digital age?

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Can refugees help save PEI’s way of life?

Some employers and advocates want Canada to recruit refugees to fill local labour shortages, Kelly Toughill reports. Others worry that would dilute the humanitarian mission of resettling the world’s most vulnerable citizens.

Date: Monday March 4, 2019


Join to celebrate our 2019 Atlantic Dinner honourees

Let's raise a toast to five exceptional Atlantic Canadians at PPF's Atlantic Dinner & Frank McKenna Awards in Halifax.

Date: Tuesday April 16, 2019


Facilitating the Future of Work Through a Modernized EI System

Gaps in Canada’s Employment Insurance program are already leaving too many workers behind as gig work, part-time jobs and self-employment grow. EI needs to be modernized now to support Canadians as they transition to an economy and labour market disrupted by technology and automation.

Date: Wednesday May 1, 2019


Maclean’s Op-ed: How Canada can work on trade with China—without angering America

PPF's Edward Greenspon and the Vice-Chair of the BMO Financial Group Kevin Lynch share their opinion on Canada-China trade in this Maclean's op-ed. They discuss how the Canadian government must diversify its economy, and China is the obvious target. But that there are risks with such a partnership.

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018


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