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Summary report: Open policy-making in a digital age

...session explored the topic through a mix of keynote and panel presentations drawing on perspectives from all sectors of the economy — public, private, NGO and academia — from Canada,...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

Atlantic Newsletter #5: Immigrant entrepreneurs

In the fifth edition of our Atlantic Immigration & Revitalization Newsletter, Kelly Toughill looks at what Atlantic Canada is doing to attract newcomers who will start or take over businesses, create jobs and build the economy. Successful immigrant entrepreneurs share their lessons learned and give advice to fellow and future entrepreneurs.

Date: Wednesday July 24, 2019

Toward ‘eyes-open’ engagement with China

Members of the Public Policy Forum’s Canada-China forum seek a balanced approach to engagement with China that is economically beneficial and politically acceptable to Canadians

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017

AUDIO | Edward Greenspon talks China with Danielle Smith

can’t ignore it: China is already our second-biggest trading partner, it has the world’s second-largest economy, and it’s growing even faster than the United States’ economy. And Canada needs to...

Date: Thursday July 6, 2017

Opinion: How Canada could strike a grand bargain on climate and energy

OPINION: Needed: A grand bargain on climate and energy. How: The Energy Future Forum brings together the players — from oil and gas producers to environmentalists, governments, bankers, utilities, academics and Indigenous leaders. The Mission: To find ways Canada can meet or exceed its targets under the Paris climate agreement on the way to a net-zero future, while strengthening the economy and enhancing national unity. When: Now.

Date: Wednesday February 5, 2020

Portable Benefits: Protecting People in the New World of Work

In a fast-changing economy characterized by part-time work, gigs, frequent changes of employers and reskilling, Canada should consider creating a nimble benefits and pension system that is tied to the worker rather than the employer and ensures ease of access, portability, coverage and generosity.

Date: Wednesday January 16, 2019

A Mouse Sleeping Next to a Dragon: New Twitches and Grunts

...this is a risk for the Chinese economy, there are risks that these giant SOEs could distort global markets through their inefficiencies, hurting the potential for growth worldwide as they...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

The Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things in Canada

...A lack of education opportunities, combined with poor digital infrastructure, means that many Canadians don’t have an equal opportunity to pursue specialized skills and contribute fully to the economy and...

Date: Friday December 16, 2016

Mapping the Landscape: Indigenous Skills Training and Jobs in Canada

Indigenous businesses are growing and — importantly — creating employment for others. Further, self-employment and entrepreneurship is increasing. If there is an opportunity for the next generation, and for current adult workers, to leapfrog into the future of Canadian work, it may very well be through Indigenous-led business.

Date: Thursday June 25, 2020

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

Edward Greenspon: Oil Chaos and the M.I.A. Strategy

Whatever one’s view of the oil industry, we will all be better served by an orderly transition over the current chaos. Oil's implosion in provinces such as Newfoundland, Saskatchewan & Alberta is forcing a 30 year transition in 30 days, and PPF President & CEO Edward Greenspon says we need to be strategic in leveraging the current crisis to stimulate economic activity while addressing climate change.

Date: Thursday April 2, 2020

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

...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

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