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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


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


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


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


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


Building a Dynamic Future: The Next Generation of Public Service Talent

...that are able to offer secure employment in an increasingly uncertain economy. Across every region, financial security was an important consideration for young professionals making major life decisions, from purchasing...

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017


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 Next-Level Border: Advancing Technology & Expanding Trade

This report summarizes what was heard at two roundtables on how to enhance the Canada-U.S. border with tech to facilitate trade. 

Date: Monday July 30, 2018


One-on-One: Perry Bellegarde

...that “closing this gap is really in the best interests of Canada.” “Canada’s economy is based on land” Bellegarde tied economic development to Indigenous property, saying “from an Indigenous perspective,...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Sustainable Finance Roundtable Series Summary

How can Canada align financial policies and practices to climate change and sustainable development goals? This report summarizes five roundtables hosted by PPF and the Ivey Foundation with experts across Canada.

Date: Thursday January 31, 2019


Leading Innovation – Insights from Canadian Regions

...– business spending on R&D, business productivity, ICT and machinery and equipment intensity – Canada is actually falling behind. Set against a rapidly changing global economy, and rising economies in...

Date: Monday March 12, 2012


For Acadians, newcomers are economic saviours but linguistic threats

The Acadian shore of Nova Scotia is one of many rural areas of Atlantic Canada betting its future on immigration. But even French-speaking newcomers aren’t a solution to preserving the area’s Francophone heart.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...the Internet offer relatively low-cost options for improving services and connecting with end-users. A 2013 report by Cisco projected that the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy is set to create...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017


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

...receive their funding in line with the supply and transportation season. Some participants shared that funding challenges come from the lack of self-sufficiency and an on-reserve economy, so when timelines...

Date: Monday February 27, 2017


Skills at Speed: Why Canada’s Public Service Should Grow Its Interchange Program to Build Skills and Networks

The public sector should expand its interchange program with the private sector in order to diversify its employees’ networks and skill sets and, in so doing, help the public service face employment challenges and disruptive technologies.

Date: Tuesday January 22, 2019


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