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Old Gigs, New Gigs: Are Courts and Legislators Reinterpreting an Age-Old Debate for the New World of Work?

Courts and legislatures are deciding whether your Lyft driver is an independent contractor or an employee. The classification is a big deal, affecting workers' protections through to retirement. This paper surveys the current state of the gig economy and how courts, tribunals and legislatures in North America and the UK are tackling the issue of employment classification.

Date: Monday September 30, 2019

Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018

The Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things in Canada, standards and governance The world of ubiquitous connected devices will present a considerable departure from conventional engagement with the Internet, shifting from active, self-directed communication and content search to...

Date: Friday December 16, 2016

Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...and storage has created an environment in which companies prematurely delete information and improperly store records. Participants suggested that companies are seeking assistance on data governance, risk and compliance, but...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017


...for what instead of coordinating to ensure accountability and good governance. Indigenous governments are a further actor in this complex mix. The taxpayer almost invariably is called upon to fund...

Date: Tuesday October 11, 2016

Julie Cafley, PhD

Contact Julie 613-238-7858 Ext: 229 Executive Vice-President, External Relations Julie is an accomplished leader and academic with expertise in higher education leadership and governance. As Executive Vice-President, Julie builds bridges...

Date: Thursday November 9, 2017

Why Canada needs a digital office

...that don’t work for technology, including accountabilities, structures, policies and hiring practices. We need to change the surrounding system, and those second-order decisions about governance are important and far-reaching. We...

Date: Friday May 12, 2017

China and Canada in an Era of Global Disruption

...enabled globalization 3.0 and helped drive a broader technology revolution. A second consequence: a large gap has emerged between a world of “tech 4.0” and “gov/pol 1.0”. Governance/Policy 1.0 —...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

Toward ‘eyes-open’ engagement with China

Members of the Public Policy Forum’s Canada-China forum seek a balanced approach to engagement with China that is economically beneficial and politically acceptable to Canadians

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017

Davos 2019: Looking for order in a disorderly world

Slowing global growth, the possibility of a U.S.-China trade war, the chaos of Brexit, the urgency and inaction toward tackling climate change, and the perceptions of shortcomings in political and corporate leadership shaped the gloomier mood at Davos this year. Kevin Lynch, Vice Chairman of the BMO Financial Group, explains that the annual gathering in the Swiss Alps ventured far and wide in the issues tackled, but it produced limited success in tying it all together into a compelling narrative and concrete path forward.

Date: Wednesday January 30, 2019

Take the 2018 PPF Holiday Quiz!

What's your wonk score? From 12 months of PPF policy events and projects, we've come up with 12 questions to challenge you. Take our Holiday Quiz.

Date: Tuesday December 18, 2018

Roundtable series on Enhancing First Nations Access to Capital loans is rare. These barriers discourage private investment and are the result of chronic underlying issues, including: · Socio-economic pathologies · Governance challenges · Institutional barriers and biases In...

Date: Tuesday December 23, 2014

A New North Star

Rapid and far-reaching changes to the global economy, driven by technology, demographics and geopolitics, are forcing us to rethink some of the core assumptions of what makes a nation competitive or not. Robert Asselin and Sean Speer offer a bi-partisan strategy for what Canada can do in a data-driven 'intangibles' economy.

Date: Thursday April 4, 2019

Developing Canada’s Digital-Ready Public Service

Canada’s public service has charted an ambitious information management and technology strategy, and talent is one of its pillars. Finding innovative approaches to attracting, developing, and retaining the best and brightest requires rethinking many traditional assumptions and harnessing new approaches. What can be done to attract a skilled and diverse workforce?

Date: Friday March 8, 2019

Our Honourees: Celebrating 150 Years of Canadians at Home and Abroad

...Canadian society gather to pay tribute to distinguished Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of public policy and good governance. We hope to see you there on...

Date: Monday April 17, 2017

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