Testimonial Dinner & Awards

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 17:00 - 21:00

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Toronto


Each year at the PPF's Testimonial Dinner in Toronto, more than 1,000 leaders from all sectors of society gather to pay tribute to distinguished Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to public policy and good governance. See highlights from the unforgettable 2017 dinner.

2018 Honourees Announced

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce its 2018 honourees. These distinguished men and women are being recognized for their contributions to Canada’s public policy:

  • Mark Carney - The charismatic central banker charged with bringing two G7 economies through extreme turbulence. Mr. Carney is the former Bank of Canada Governor now serving as the head of the central bank in the United Kingdom.
  • Beverley McLachlin – The pioneering justice whose critical rulings and leadership redefined post-Charter Canada. After nearly 18 years, Chief Justice McLachlin is retiring from the bench in Dec. 2017.
  • Richard Dicerni - A veteran public servant who sagely advised the federal government and two provinces. He personifies what it means to be a public servant, having served for three different political parties.
  • Mary Walsh and Michael Donovan – Ms. Walsh, the East Coast warrior princess and Mr. Donovan, the Academy Award winner and children’s programmer, blazed he North American trail for political satire with their biting comedy, This Hour has 22 Minutes.

Francine Pelletier – The Quebec feminist journalist is receiving the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism.


For further information, please contact kelly.cyr@ppforum.ca


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