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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


For Acadians, newcomers are economic saviours but linguistic threats

The Acadian shore of Nova Scotia is one of many rural areas of Atlantic Canada betting its future on immigration. But even French-speaking newcomers aren’t a solution to preserving the area’s Francophone heart.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


Opinion: The corrosive power of “Where are you from?”

Opinion: If Atlantic Canadians are serious about boosting immigration and making newcomers feel welcome, writes Kelly Toughill, we need to find a way to have real conversations about regional culture and the come-from-away phenomenon.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


Transparent and Level: Modernizing Political Financing in Canada

Transparent and Level: Modernizing Political Financing in Canada makes eight recommendations aiming to strengthen political finance regulations in Canada. It follows a literature review and a roundtable discussion on political financing on October 11, 2017 that was co-convened with Elections Canada. The day was divided into three discussions focused on the following themes: public and private financing, transparency and campaign spending.

Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018


Mill town’s struggle reveals rural areas’ unique immigration challenges

A small influx of foreign workers has sparked sharp reactions in Chipman, New Brunswick. Many see the newcomers as potential saviours of a town headed toward extinction. Others see them as competitors for local jobs. In between, a handful of immigrant families are trying to figure out how to feel at home. The challenges of immigration in small communities are different than in cities, both for newcomers and for local residents. Solving them may be key to the future prosperity of rural Atlantic Canada.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


Kelly Toughill

...is also the founder of Polestar Immigration Research, a media and consulting company that provides quality news, analysis and information about Canadian immigration to a range of stakeholders and institutions....

Date: Tuesday December 11, 2018


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


Pulling up roots: Bhutanese exodus from Halifax offers clues to why newcomers stay or go

The disappearance of Bhutanese from Halifax is discouraging to those who believe the future of Atlantic Canada is tied to increased immigration, but it is also an opportunity to look at the factors that encourage newcomers to take root – and the factors that lead them away.

Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018


Announcing our 2019 Peter Lougheed Award honourees

On Nov. 13, join us at our Western Dinner in Calgary to honour Elizabeth Cannon, Stockwell Day, Dawn Farrell & Dave Mowat. Tickets are on sale now.

Date: Monday June 24, 2019


Sunil Johal

Sunil Johal is Policy Director at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre. He is frequently invited to advise governments and international organizations about disruptive technologies and regulatory and policy issues. In February 2019, he was named Chair of the Expert Panel on Modern Labour Standards by the federal Minister of Labour. PPF is proud to welcome him as a Fellow.

Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019


Naushin Ahmed

...2016, Naushin spent several years in Hong Kong, where she completed her Bachelors in Journalism at The University of Hong Kong and worked as a multimedia producer. Naushin also has...

Date: Friday November 10, 2017


Canada-China Session 1: Setting the stage, public opinion trends, approaches to trade

Recap of the first meeting of PPF's Canada-China Forum includes presentations on public opinion by Bruce Anderson of Abacus Data and sectoral trade by Wendy Dobson of University of Toronto

Date: Tuesday July 25, 2017


Open(ing) Government

...can include principles and projects like these: access to information laws open data (making government data available free online) citizen engagement in policy-making improved media relations petitions to the elected...

Date: Monday September 18, 2017


Project Evaluation Executive Summary (January – March, 2018)

...on regional context when presenting data and continued dissemination of the information in the reports through local media sources. PPF’s Atlantic Summit conference and reports were viewed positively as a...

Date: Thursday July 19, 2018


Facilitating the Future of Work Through a Modernized EI System

Gaps in Canada’s Employment Insurance program are already leaving too many workers behind as gig work, part-time jobs and self-employment grow. EI needs to be modernized now to support Canadians as they transition to an economy and labour market disrupted by technology and automation.

Date: Wednesday May 1, 2019


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