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Public Policy Forum and TD Bank Group announce multi-year Future of Work strategic partnership

During the April 12 Testimonial Dinner, TD Bank Group's Norie Campbell announced a three-year initiative with PPF to advance a pan-Canadian policy dialogue on the changing nature of work.

Date: Tuesday April 17, 2018


Top business and government leaders gather for PPF Growth Summit and Testimonial Dinner on April 12

Canada Growth Summit 3  |  #PPFgrowth TORONTO, ON, April 9, 2018 – The Public Policy Forum is bringing together Canada’s major government and business leaders April 12 in Toronto for its third annual Canada Growth Summit to debate issues around AI, the future of work, infrastructure, the economy and how to enhance growth and prosperity...

Date: Monday April 9, 2018


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


PPF conference in Fredericton focuses on immigration; Atlantic Dinner features first Frank McKenna Awards

On March 21, summit to discuss solutions to region’s population challenges, dinner to honour four Atlantic Canadian leaders  March 19, 2018 Atlantic Canadian and national leaders, including former New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna and ACOA President Francis McGuire, will gather in Fredericton on March 21 to confront the challenges of immigration and immigrant retention at...

Date: Monday March 19, 2018


New PPF report calls for caps on political donations to third parties

For immediate release New PPF report calls for caps on political donations to third parties OTTAWA, March 14, 2018 The Public Policy Forum is releasing a new report today calling on Parliament to amend the Canada Elections Act to level the playing field between third parties and officially registered parties. This would remove the preferential...

Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018


PPF welcomes budget measures that support Canadian journalism

The Public Policy Forum welcomes the federal government’s response in today’s budget to the continuing degradation of news gathering capacity in Canada. The government’s pledge to spend $10 million a year for five years to fund “one or more independent non-governmental organizations that will support local journalism in underserved communities” is an important step in...

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018


PPF’s Emerging Leader Award recognizes Indigenous advocate Caitlin Tolley

Filled with a burning desire to create positive change for her community, Caitlin Tolley has used her voice at home and on the global stage as an advocate for Indigenous people. On April 12, the Public Policy Forum will recognize her work with the Emerging Leader Award at its Annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards in Toronto.

Date: Wednesday February 7, 2018


PPF names Karen Restoule as its 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2018 – The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that our 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow is Karen Restoule, who will focus her research on nation-to-nation relationships and reconciling treaty relationships. “Karen is an advocate and connector within an emerging generation of Indigenous leadership intent on resolving the unfinished business of...

Date: Tuesday January 16, 2018


PPF Welcomes Five New Fellows

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce the addition of five new PPF Fellows. They are: · Robert Asselin, former Policy and Budget Director for Finance Minister Bill Morneau. He brings extensive experience in policy in academia and government, particularly around economic and fiscal issues. · Mark Cameron, Executive Director, Clean Prosperity. He brings a...

Date: Friday January 5, 2018


World’s Top Business Thinker Roger Martin to Warn of Efficiency’s Effects on Democratic Capitalism

OTTAWA, DEC. 5, 2017 – The Public Policy Forum’s annual Gordon F. Osbaldeston Lecture will be presented by acclaimed business thinker Roger Martin, who argues that our obsession with efficiency is a danger to democratic capitalism. This will be his first public speech on the topic after two years of research on the issue. What: Democratic capitalism: Rethinking...

Date: Tuesday December 5, 2017


PPF to honour Mark Carney, Beverley McLachlin, Richard Dicerni, ‘22 Minutes’ founders Mary Walsh and Michael Donovan and journalist Francine Pelletier

Ottawa, Nov. 29, 2017 — A charismatic central banker charged with bringing two G7 economies through extreme turbulence, a pioneering justice whose critical rulings and leadership redefined post-Charter Canada, a veteran public servant who sagely advised the federal government and two provinces, and an East Coast warrior princess and an Academy Award winner who blazed...

Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017


PPF Names Award for Frank McKenna

OTTAWA, NOV. 21, 2017 -– The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that it has named its annual award for outstanding contributions to public policy by Atlantic Canadians in honour of Frank McKenna, one of the region’s most accomplished leaders. The Frank McKenna Award for Leadership in Public Policy will be presented to individuals who have...

Date: Friday November 24, 2017


PPF Chair Invested in the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, NOV. 17, 2017 -– The Public Policy Forum congratulates Anne-Marie Hubert, the Chair of its Board of Directors, on her investment into the Order of Canada. She will be invested as a Member by Governor General Julie Payette in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa today. “We are so delighted at this recognition of her...

Date: Friday November 17, 2017


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

Editor’s note: Following the publication of The Shattered Mirror, our report on news, democracy and trust in the digital age, the PPF is continuing the conversation on this crucial policy topic. Today, we are sharing an article from CACTUS, The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (@CACTUS62), which participated in our roundtables and...

Date: Monday April 3, 2017


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