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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 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

Automation, AI and Anxiety: Policy Preferred, Populism Possible

Who is fearful of automation and what do they want politicians to do about it? This paper finds a correlation between Canadians’ fear of job losses from automation and populist and nativist views—but also that Canadians favour traditional government policy approaches to job disruption, such as retraining, more than radical measures such as reducing immigration.

Date: Thursday July 11, 2019

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

DOMINIC BARTON | Canada has a historic opportunity to thrive, but faces hard choices

...said, and the name Canada is generally seen to carry a stellar reputation around the world. Meanwhile, the economy is facing strong headwinds. Chief among these, he argued, is demographics;...

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016

Kathy Kinloch

...Surrey Hospital Foundation, and TELUS. She is also a member of the Business Council of Canada’s Business Higher Education Roundtable and is currently chairing the province’s ‘Emerging Economy Task Force’....

Date: Friday November 10, 2017

TOP TAKEAWAYS | The day in 5 minutes economic development, and it makes business sense to do so. Canadian natural resources firms, for example, which play a significant role in the economy, need global market access in...

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016

Marshalling Incubators to Build Global Companies

...remains a challenge. Metrics to measure the outcome or value of an incubator to the economy are often absent or unclear. When available, metrics tend to focus on the short-term,...

Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017

Innovation Collaboration with Europe: A Transatlantic Symposium

...Talent for the innovation economy: facilitated by Val Walker of Mitacs (Canada). Each round table engaged a few dozen people in forward-thinking, action-oriented discussions about trends in these areas and...

Date: Thursday June 25, 2015

Friends in Low (Carbon) Places – Task Force 1 Final Report

This report seeks the path forward for Canada’s energy future. We examine what a low-carbon future means for R&I communities and their economic well-being, and identify strategies and policies that will put R&I communities on a path to resilient and clean economies.

Date: Thursday March 8, 2018

Welcome to our new board directors

Welcome aboard to five new directors on the Public Policy Forum board: Neil Desai, Christiane Fox, Eric Axford, Kathy Kinloch and Dominic Barton.

Date: Thursday November 15, 2018

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