Conversations with Canadian Leaders: Canada as an Asia Pacific Nation

Our Approach

The Public Policy Forum conducted 80 in-depth, face-to-face interviews and discussions with decision makers from various sectors to facilitate a cross-country leadership dialogue on Canada as an Asia Pacific nation.

Participants included senior leaders from educational institutions, industry associations, unions, non-profit organizations, as well as the private and public sectors. Interview and discussion questions focused on general impressions of Canada-Asia relations, as well as the challenges and opportunities in building and strengthening partnerships in the Asia Pacific region.

While leaders were encouraged to share personal and organizational perspectives, the PPF Rule of no attribution was applied to all interviews to foster candid conversations. All contributions have been invaluable to our research and we hope that the outcomes and implications of this project will help to inform future decision-making across all sectors in Canada.