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Community media can play a pivotal role in Canada’s disrupted news environment

...submission to our consultations. The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) and the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec (la Fédération) believe community media have a...

Date: Monday April 3, 2017

Canada-China meeting: National Security and Human Rights

...viable and in the interest of Canadians. Geo-economics Looking at geo-economics, experts noted that there is concern about China using economic power to leverage interests. Media reports indicate that it...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

World’s top social media thinkers to discuss threats to democracy – and solutions – at PPF public event on Wednesday, April 4

On April 4, the Public Policy Forum and the University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, are hosting a discussion with some of the world’s leading experts on social media, including Jonathan Albright, Ben Scott, Julia Angwin, David Carroll, Sue Gardner, and Taylor Owen.

Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018

The Shattered Mirror: FAQ

...The Public Policy Forum report looks at the state of a much weaker news media in a very different environment, severely disrupted by the digital age. For an overview...

Date: Tuesday June 6, 2017

Canada-China Relations: A Note on Public Attitudes

...publicly available, are the principal focus here. Impressions gathered by elected officials based on correspondence, lobbying and conversation. Expressions in media of multiple kinds. Personal and anecdotal accounts based on...

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017

Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...Canadians are active Internet users and approximately 58 percent of the population, or 21 million people, use social media. [2] More than just a social activity, Canadians are also engaging...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017

Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit – Summary Report

PPF hosted Ontario's first Digital Inclusion Summit back in February. Now, the summary report is available with key takeaways from the event that sparked a larger conversation on making the internet work for all.

Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018

Party Financing in Canada: Perpetually New Challenges

...electorate in a charged social media environment benefits and costs of more detailed disclosure of donor identities and faster online posting of donations by all actors Several noted the increased...

Date: Friday March 16, 2018


Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...that the immediacy of social media and digital tools can be at odds with the context of the greater policy development machine that is slow- moving. As with partnerships, the...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

The Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age

...much weaker news media in Canada, severely disrupted by the digital age.  It is the first major study of the state of the news media in since milestone reports by...

Date: Thursday January 26, 2017

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...shared through that platform and deliver on promises. Recognize that the immediacy of social media and digital tools can be at odds with the context of the greater policy development...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

PPF welcomes budget measures that support Canadian journalism

...this is a complex area of policy-making given the vital role an independent media plays in our democracy and the financial pressures on fulfilling that role. Much more needs to...

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018

A House Undivided: Making Senate Independence Work

...largely erroneous accusations of spending abuses by certain Senators that dominated the political media from 2012–16 and; third, the Senate reference case brought by a Harper government intent on unilaterally...

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016

Who’s threatening democracy? Tyrants, technology – and us

Are we amusing ourselves to death while darker forces of disinformation undermine our democracy? By Edward Greenspon

Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018

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