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Hiring and Retaining Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador's labour force is shrinking — not to mention population — and once again more people are leaving the province than arriving. PPF developed recommendations to upskill existing workers and bring in new workers at a St. John’s consultation with leaders in government, civil society, immigration, education institutions and business as part of our Atlantic Revitalization project.

Date: Monday October 7, 2019


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


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


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


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


Skills, Training and Lifelong Learning

Training for working Canadians is scarce, and the people who most need it are the least able to get it. As global competition and technological change increase, Canada needs to create effective and inclusive systems of training, which are essential for innovation, growth, employment and good incomes. In this report, Daniel Munro looks at Canada's strengths and weaknesses, training models from around the world, and suggests improvements to lifelong learning systems.

Date: Friday March 29, 2019


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


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