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Business in Vancouver: Canada should turn to sector-specific deals with China in light of USMCA, report says

Business in Vancouver's Chuck Chiang writes about PPF latest report "Diversification Not Dependence: A Made-in-Canada China Strategy." The report says Canada should turn to sectoral agreements - that is, deals focusing on specific industries like agriculture and energy - in growing business links with China in light of the perceived “U.S. veto” clause in the new USMCA North American free-trade agreement.

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018


Bringing Innovation to Life: Innovation-Based Growth In Canadian Life Sciences

Canada’s economic future will be driven by globally competitive companies working at the forefront of knowledge and technology. These companies are built on innovation and skills, cornerstones of economic growth and prosperity. Canada enjoys significant advantages in these areas, but must not be complacent as countries around the world are driving their own economic growth through significant investments in research, innovation and skills.

Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018


Independent and Accountable: Modernizing the Role of Agents of Parliament and Legislatures

In this report, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) analyzes the current and evolving role of agents at the federal and provincial levels to provide recommendations on how oversight and guidance in the administration of policies can be improved while maintaining their autonomy within Canada’s Westminster system.

Date: Thursday April 26, 2018


Canada strives to position itself as an agri-food powerhouse

...as Canadians, we’d better recognize what we’ve got. He noted free-trade agreements — not just with the increasingly protectionist United States but especially with China, India and Japan — are...

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017


Atlantic Immigration Pilot by the numbers

More than 3,000 job offers had been made through the program by the end of October 2018, but only 1,202 workers, spouses and children were granted permanent residency through the program in the same period. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to speed up the pace of permanent residency admissions.

Date: Thursday December 13, 2018


Glen Hodgson

...experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics. Glen’s career has spanned The Conference Board of Canada, Export Development...

Date: Friday January 12, 2018


Transparent and Level: Modernizing Political Financing in Canada

Transparent and Level: Modernizing Political Financing in Canada makes eight recommendations aiming to strengthen political finance regulations in Canada. It follows a literature review and a roundtable discussion on political financing on October 11, 2017 that was co-convened with Elections Canada. The day was divided into three discussions focused on the following themes: public and private financing, transparency and campaign spending.

Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018


One-on-One: Bill Morneau

...anti-trade sentiment south of the border. Now, he said, more people understand growth has to include those left behind by globalization. But the “real challenge” will be “dealing with that...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Public Policy Forum honours four Western Canadians with Peter Lougheed Awards

Sue Paish will be one of four recipients of the Peter Lougheed Award at PPF’s Annual Western Dinner on Sept. 19 at the downtown Vancouver Marriott. Sue will be joined by three other distinguished recipients of the award. Fellow award recipient Andrew Petter, the president of Simon Fraser University, said he was humbled and pleased about the award. “Public policy is such an important instrument of democracy,” Petter said.

Date: Wednesday September 5, 2018


Canada Growth Summit: The key recommendations

...the full report, click here. Setting the Stage for Global Competitiveness KEY RECOMMENDATIONS• Boost productivity by increasing competition through trade agreements.• Increase growth opportunities by rethinking regulations on foreign investment.•...

Date: Wednesday December 7, 2016


Marcel Côté Award

...Award for Leadership in Public Policy. The Forum, in partnership with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal, presented the first award...

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017


Bonnie Mallard: From the barn to the bench

...bovine semen under the trade name Immunity+. Mallard calls her process of discovery “from the barn to the bench.” She began thinking about breeding animals for disease resistance in 1978...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017


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...this Privacy Statement. Under no circumstances will we sell, license, trade, or rent any of your personal information to or with others. How we protect personal information The PPF makes...

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017


McGrath & Lingley-Pottie: Applying science to delivering mental health programs

...“You can do your banking by distance and trade stocks by distance and book your airline flights by distance; why can’t you do mental health by distance?” asks McGrath, a...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017


Governance in the Digital Age

The digital transformation that governments are seeking and citizens are expecting is more than just 'a challenge,' says PPF's Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow Kent Aitken in this new report. After conducting almost 300 interviews over the course of a year, he concludes that governments are currently not set up for the complexities of the digital age and suggests four areas that they need to fundamentally change.

Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018


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