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Kabilan: After the tornadoes, let’s avoid the ‘lessons learned’ trap

After six tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa region, there will likely be a review of how authorities responded to this event. The aim of such exercises is to identify the “lessons learned” from the incident in order to improve response and resilience in the future. Unfortunately, “lessons learned” is one of the most misused terms in emergency management.

Date: Tuesday October 2, 2018


Who’s threatening democracy? Tyrants, technology – and us

Are we amusing ourselves to death while darker forces of disinformation undermine our democracy? By Edward Greenspon

Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018


Governance in the digital age

...months of research, interviews and roundtables on open and digital government, I’d like to provide an update on the project. A working definition Let’s start with a working definition for...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017


Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...The emergence of sophisticated security programs has made penetrating networks increasingly difficult for attackers. Instead, cybercriminals are increasingly relying on human error to bypass next-generation perimeters that protect organizational networks....

Date: Monday February 6, 2017


An ‘International Space Station for Work’: The Case for a Global, Open Platform for Training and Employment

As permanent employment declines, workers switch jobs more often, and training programs fail to adapt, the world needs an open platform for employment and training. A global effort, like the one that built the International Space Station in the 1990s, could provide the funding and critical mass of data needed­—and Canada could lead it.

Date: Monday January 14, 2019


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

...planning and a greater focus nationally on innovative infrastructure investment. The release of the report,”Building the Future: Strategic Infrastructure for Long-Term Growth,” on Wednesday, Oct. 12, coincides with the PPF’s...

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016


The Values Proposition: Building a Stronger Canada through Values-Based Sport

This report summarizes what we heard during five roundtables held through spring 2018 and which explored actions and policies aimed at ensuring values-based sport is an intentional and fundamental part of the Canadian sport system, from playground to podium.

Date: Wednesday August 8, 2018


Opioid Addiction Treatment in 2019

Canada can stem the tide of the opioid crisis. Among Canadians, there is hope that hastening access to treatments that work, learning from and scaling up best practices, and continuing coordinated efforts between all stakeholders will positively impact the pathways to treatment services - beyond just overdose treatment. This report discusses opportunities for policy makers to engage on harm reduction, equitable access to treatment and support, and collaboration and coordination following a PPF roundtable on opioid misuse in December 2018.

Date: Thursday March 14, 2019


Work in Progress – Task Force 2 Final Report

How do we prepare Canada’s workforce to lead in the global clean energy sector?

Date: Thursday March 8, 2018


Globe editorial: It’s too late for major new ideas to change how next year’s election will work

In this Globe & Mail editorial, the PPF report "Democracy Divided" and its authors Ed Greenspon and Taylor Owens are discussed, as well as the recommendations within the report. The editorial points out that electoral reform has stalled and notes that Greenspon and Owens recommendations could help Elections Canada protect themselves from threats in the digital age.

Date: Monday August 20, 2018


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


Dr. Xiangguo Qiu & Dr. Gary Kobinger: Against all odds, they discovered a treatment for Ebola

...“has stimulated a response from the scientific community to say, ‘Wait, this approach really works against infectious pathogens. If it works against Ebola, it’s going to work against a lot...

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018


Does serious journalism have a future in Canada?

We all know the news media is in trouble in the digital age. The problem is more one of supply – who will deliver journalism and earn the...

Date: Thursday March 3, 2016


July 8, 2013: Reducing Transportation GHG Emissions in Canada – A Dialogue on a Lower Carbon Future (Vancouver roundtable report)

Canada’s Public Policy Forum is convening a series of expert dialogues on challenges and opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from road transportation in Canada. The transport...

Date: Monday July 8, 2013


Former Globe and Mail editor-in-chief on the future of Canadian news

CBC News ‘It’s a historic day,’ says PPF President and CEO Edward Greenspon about LaPresse’s move to a non-profit format, as had been suggested in Shattered Mirror. Watch...

Date: Wednesday May 9, 2018


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