PPF's new Atlantic newsletter tracks immigration and employment
Atlantic Canada faces profound demographic changes that challenge its future prosperity and economic sustainability. With a new email newsletter, the Public Policy Forum will keep you up to date on our three-year research project on immigrant retention and labour market revitalization in the region and share other timely research and articles.
Edward Greenspon & Ivor Shapiro: Define journalists by what they do
The question of how, or whether, to demarcate who qualifies as a journalist has returned in louder, more insistent terms with the federal government’s pledge to introduce a tax credit rebating an unspecified percentage of the labour costs of newsrooms. Let's define journalists by what they do: "A definition does not infringe on anyone’s right to report and publish; it simply provides some with the advantage of a shield law or tax credit."
See the highlights from PPF's Fall Dinner: The Real Deal on Canada-U.S. Relations
Ambassador David MacNaughton, Brian Tobin, Washington journalists Luiza Savage of Politico and Ali Velshi of MSNBC, and Janice Gross Stein of the Munk School unpack the state of U.S. politics and its impacts on Canada.
Millennial Money: Financial Independence and Well-Being for the Next Generation
Millennials are as financially knowledgeable as previous generations and are doing OK when it comes to financial well-being, but they face challenges such as housing affordability and student debt repayments that innovative policy should address.
Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation
The Digital Democracy Project is a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing amounts of disinformation and hate in the digital public sphere. It will monitor digital and social media in real time, coordinate with international research and policy development projects, and develop public policy responses to counter these threats to democratic institutions and social cohesion.
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.
Diversification not Dependence: A Made-in-Canada China Strategy
Canada can truly diversify its trade and break its dependence on a single partner by pursuing a strategy built on sectoral trade agreements with China.
Impacts of AI: Autonomous Vehicles and Precision Medicine
As researchers and business leaders move quickly to explore and exploit an ever-growing field of artificial intelligence opportunities, policy-makers – recognizing AI’s far-reaching implications - seek frameworks to assess and regulate them. These reports examine issues and suggest frameworks for AI’s impact on transportation of people and goods, and on how we predict, identify and treat disease.
Follow the Fellows
The Action Canada Fellowship's 2018/2019 program is well underway. Follow the Fellows as they cross the country and study the 'future of food', their policy topic for the year. September's Saskatoon study tour is captured in the new blog.
FRom inclusion to conclusion
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