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Despite Trump rhetoric, Canada-U.S. relationship is strong, Freeland says

...Canadian trade practices. “Every day’s a new and interesting day,” Freeland acknowledged to chuckles from the audience at the Public Policy Forum’s recent economic growth summit. “But I feel very...

Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017


Business in Vancouver: Canada should turn to sector-specific deals with China in light of USMCA, report says

Business in Vancouver's Chuck Chiang writes about PPF latest report "Diversification Not Dependence: A Made-in-Canada China Strategy." The report says Canada should turn to sectoral agreements - that is, deals focusing on specific industries like agriculture and energy - in growing business links with China in light of the perceived “U.S. veto” clause in the new USMCA North American free-trade agreement.

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018


Bringing Innovation to Life: Innovation-Based Growth In Canadian Life Sciences

Canada’s economic future will be driven by globally competitive companies working at the forefront of knowledge and technology. These companies are built on innovation and skills, cornerstones of economic growth and prosperity. Canada enjoys significant advantages in these areas, but must not be complacent as countries around the world are driving their own economic growth through significant investments in research, innovation and skills.

Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018


AUDIO | Edward Greenspon talks China with Danielle Smith

How can Canada trade with the world’s second-biggest economy without getting burned or selling out its values? The first step is to have a serious national conversation about it, PPF...

Date: Thursday July 6, 2017


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


Move over Oscars, we’re announcing our 2019 policy stars

We're pleased to announce all five of our honourees for our 2019 Testimonial Dinner honourees, for their dedication to public service and strengthening our democracy and its institutions.

Date: Thursday January 31, 2019


Canada strives to position itself as an agri-food powerhouse

...as Canadians, we’d better recognize what we’ve got. He noted free-trade agreements — not just with the increasingly protectionist United States but especially with China, India and Japan — are...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


Atlantic Immigration Pilot by the numbers

More than 3,000 job offers had been made through the program by the end of October 2018, but only 1,202 workers, spouses and children were granted permanent residency through the program in the same period. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to speed up the pace of permanent residency admissions.

Date: Thursday December 13, 2018


Canada Growth Summit: The key recommendations

...the full report, click here. Setting the Stage for Global Competitiveness KEY RECOMMENDATIONS• Boost productivity by increasing competition through trade agreements.• Increase growth opportunities by rethinking regulations on foreign investment.•...

Date: Wednesday December 7, 2016


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


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


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


Glen Hodgson

...experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics. Glen’s career has spanned The Conference Board of Canada, Export Development...

Date: Friday January 12, 2018


One-on-One: Bill Morneau

...anti-trade sentiment south of the border. Now, he said, more people understand growth has to include those left behind by globalization. But the “real challenge” will be “dealing with that...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Marcel Côté Award

...Award for Leadership in Public Policy. The Forum, in partnership with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal, presented the first award...

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017


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