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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


DDP Research Memo #1

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


Top business and government leaders gather for PPF Growth Summit and Testimonial Dinner on April 12

...its third annual Canada Growth Summit to debate issues around AI, the future of work, infrastructure, the economy and how to enhance growth and prosperity for Canadians. “Canada has been...

Date: Monday April 9, 2018


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

...said. “You don’t have to be a geek programmer, but you need to know a little bit about tech to participate in the digital economy.” “At the end of the...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


Keeping international students in Atlantic Canada: EduNova’s big experiment

Why don’t a quality education, strong language skills and an open work permit guarantee success in Atlantic Canada? Fewer international graduates stay in this region after graduation than any other. Students and their advocates tell KELLY TOUGHILL what can be done to counter the trend.

Date: Monday April 15, 2019


Growth Summit II: Five Takeaways

...1. Immigration It’s clear — Canada needs immigrants badly if it’s truly to grow its economy. Low-skilled temporary foreign workers are needed desperately in the agri-food sector as it attempts...

Date: Sunday April 23, 2017


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


Canada’s China puzzle: We need a national discussion

...Trump adds a layer of erraticism. Contrast this with China, the second-largest economy in the world and growing at three times the pace of the United States. Canada has long-standing...

Date: Thursday June 29, 2017


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