Past Projects

The Public Policy Forum has led thousands of roundtables and events and produced hundreds of reports on many key topics since our inception in 1987. This site features reports going back to 2016 as well as our most popular and referenced publications, which you can find here. If there is a specific report you cannot find, please contact us


Your Energy Future

After 10 months of consultations and conversations, the three YEF Task Forces presented their final reports on March 9, 2018.

Read the three reports


Respect the Referees

The Canadian energy sector is changing, rapidly. The drivers of these changes are local, national, global, environmental, economic and more. Energy regulators face increasing pressure to find balance among competing priorities, and to meet the high standards to which they are held by stakeholders.

Learn moreabout Respect the Referees


Pathways to Sustainable Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadians

About the project: Many new medicines pose challenges and opportunities for Canada’s healthcare system. They stretch the ability of government to manage incremental costs, to ensure Canadians have access to products that deliver significantly better patient outcomes, and to position Canada as a centre of global investment and innovation. Innovative medicines—defined in Canada as “…a drug...

Learn moreabout Pathways to Sustainable Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadians


Political Financing in Canada

In October 2017, the Public Policy Forum and Elections Canada held a roundtable discussion on political financing. Invited experts, including academics, journalists, former political party organizers and other professionals, discussed public and private financing, transparency and campaign spending. The goals of the roundtable were: to foster a thoughtful exchange of ideas on the administration of...

Learn moreabout Political Financing in Canada


Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit

The Public Policy Forum and the Government of Ontario hosted the first Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit in Toronto on Feb. 9-10, 2018. The digital age creates opportunities for people to participate in society, the economy and civic life in new ways – to build businesses, movements, and communities. But we know that those opportunities aren’t...

Learn moreabout Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit


Agents of Parliament

About the project: How can the oversight and guidance of Canada’s agents of Parliament and legislatures be improved while maintaining their autonomy within our Westminster governance model? The Public Policy Forum is studying the current and evolving role of agents, which are better known to Canadians as auditors-general, ethics commissioners and electoral officers, among others....

Learn moreabout Agents of Parliament


Making an Independent Senate Work

The Public Policy Forum sought out two of the most independent-minded Senators of the past generation, Michael Kirby and Hugh Segal — one who sat as a Liberal, the other as a Conservative, and both of whom fulfilled their duties in an independent-minded manner. We asked them to jointly consider what it will take for...

Learn moreabout Making an Independent Senate Work


Back to top