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Legitimacy in Reconciliation: A Path Forward

Indigenous youth had clear ideas on how to find the legitimacy needed for reconciliation at the Public Policy Forum's (PPF) Nov. 29 unconference in Regina. This report highlights their six recommendations. In August 2017, the Centre for Public Impact approached PPF to be a part of a global project that explores What is legitimacy? How is it achieved and preserved? How does it manifest in different parts of the world? PPF brought together 21 young Indigenous people to discuss if the Government of Canada has the legitimacy to deliver on its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and how it can work to build the trust and transparency required.

Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018


Anne-Marie Hubert

...for challenging the status quo to make it easier for all our people to offer quality service and positively impact our economy and our communities. She serves on the boards...

Date: Friday November 10, 2017


Independent and Accountable: Modernizing the Role of Agents of Parliament and Legislatures

In this report, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) analyzes the current and evolving role of agents at the federal and provincial levels to provide recommendations on how oversight and guidance in the administration of policies can be improved while maintaining their autonomy within Canada’s Westminster system.

Date: Thursday April 26, 2018


Building the Future: Strategic Infrastructure for Long-Term Growth (Interim Report)

Canadian governments at all levels will spend as much as $750-billion over the next 10 years on infrastructure. Spending it smartly will be key to a more competitive Canadian economy....

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016


One-on-One: Navdeep Bains and John Manley on innovation

...work with the private sector on “emerging technologies” and seeing if it can take a leadership role in some of the more disruptive tech taking place across the economy, Bains...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Transformational Gains

Global events are creating unprecedented opportunities for Canada to attract capital, talent and companies. In an age of disruptive technological advances, Canada must focus on research, talent and innovation to strengthen its innovative capacity, global competitiveness, and economic and social fabric.  

Date: Tuesday February 5, 2019


What Needs to Change in a Changing Climate: Managing Risk Requires Decisive Policy and Innovative Technology

Innovative policy, new technology, faster adaptation and ways to build public support are all needed to manage climate-change risks, which will be critically important to Canada for decades to come.

Date: Thursday January 17, 2019


Public Policy Forum honours four Western Canadians with Peter Lougheed Awards

Sue Paish will be one of four recipients of the Peter Lougheed Award at PPF’s Annual Western Dinner on Sept. 19 at the downtown Vancouver Marriott. Sue will be joined by three other distinguished recipients of the award. Fellow award recipient Andrew Petter, the president of Simon Fraser University, said he was humbled and pleased about the award. “Public policy is such an important instrument of democracy,” Petter said.

Date: Wednesday September 5, 2018


Glen Hodgson

...catastrophic risk; the emerging low-carbon economy; fiscal and tax policy; productivity and innovation; and the business economics of sports.  Glen has led organizations and served on boards. He became the...

Date: Friday January 12, 2018


Let’s Get ‘Skills Secure’: Closing the Gap in Canada’s Lifelong Education System

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless we change the way we train workers today. As automation spurs rapid change, Canada needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap.

Date: Monday January 21, 2019


A House Undivided: Making Senate Independence Work

...situation was made worse by the partisan posturing of the Internal Economy Committee of the Senate, often under the direction of the Prime Minister’s Office, which found it easier to...

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016


Change Inc. Toolkit: Cultivating Young Social Entrepreneurs

...to make a positive impact as a social entrepreneur.  Using business practices to address social and environmental issues, social entrepreneurs are occupying an increasingly significant place in Ontario’s economy, and...

Date: Friday May 11, 2012


PANEL 1 — Canada’s unique chance for growth: Attract return-hungry global investors to badly needed…

...develop the economy, with the land.” She said more opportunities for education are needed, including an investment fund for Indigenous post-secondary students. “If we can’t get our kids out of...

Date: Monday October 17, 2016


One-on-One: Bill Morneau

...things for their “sex appeal” but instead, “stuff that has the biggest impact on the Canadian economy.” He said “I don’t think we think there’s any one silver bullet,” but...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Conference Recap: PPF Atlantic Summit

The summit, which attracted hundreds from around Atlantic Canada, kicked off PPF’s three-year policy research project on Atlantic revitalization, with a special focus on newcomer retention.

Date: Wednesday March 28, 2018


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