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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


Canada and the OECD: 50 years of converging interests

...committed to democracy and the market economy in order to provide an open forum and source of expertise to support economic growth and enhanced co-operation. For 50 years Canada has...

Date: Monday December 5, 2011


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


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


Sean Speer joins PPF as Fellow in Residence

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that Sean Speer is joining Canada’s leading non-partisan think tank as a Fellow in Residence.

Date: Tuesday April 2, 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


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


Opinion: The danger of over-selling the Canadian dream to international students

Canada is becoming dependent on the economic stimulus of international students, writes KELLY TOUGHILL, but are we promising more than we can deliver? Many international students will face difficulties adjusting to Canadian academic systems, finding work, making friends and securing permanent resident status.

Date: Monday April 15, 2019


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


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


Canada’s economic future depends on critical choices in the face of disruption

...emerge as a result of pervasive technological disruption. Canada is at a critical period in its history and must make big decisions on how to grow its economy while confronting...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


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