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Canada-China Session 1: Setting the stage, public opinion trends, approaches to trade

Recap of the first meeting of PPF's Canada-China Forum includes presentations on public opinion by Bruce Anderson of Abacus Data and sectoral trade by Wendy Dobson of University of Toronto

Date: Tuesday July 25, 2017


CONDITION CHRONIC: How Improving Workplace Wellness Helps Canadians and the Economy

Canada must do more to both reduce the incidence of chronic disease and to appropriately accommodate those already living with chronic disease. While governments, employers and advocacy organizations have good intentions and are undertaking helpful initiatives, the challenge is immense and it requires a well-informed, broad, integrated response.

Date: Friday September 29, 2017


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


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

...reduce editorial diversity and undermine the capacity of community media to fulfill its mandate. In an environment in which traditional journalism is challenged to serve all but the largest markets...

Date: Monday April 3, 2017


Canada-China meeting: National Security and Human Rights

...ecological/environmental security with national security for Canada to put on table? // There is a lot of interest now in blue economy/environmental aspects and China can become an important partner...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017


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


Building a Dynamic Future: The Next Generation of Public Service Talent

...in creating an engaging workplace and a learning environment. Included below are key recommendations for building progressive public services that enable managers to fully maximize talent: Allow for flexible work...

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017


Options for a Canada-China FTA Negotiation Strategy

...American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation in NAFTA is an example) in which both parties commit to enforce their own domestic laws and perhaps establish a Council on environmental cooperation that...

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017


Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Connected and 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.

Date: Monday December 10, 2018


Job Posting: Vice-President of Policy

...order to identify gaps in the current federal or provincial policy environment that lead to opportunities for new projects and to enable the Forum to continue to build areas of depth....

Date: Thursday March 22, 2018


What the Saskatchewan Roughriders Can Teach Canadian Journalism

Many different approaches to support journalism, locally and beyond, have emerged in recent years in the wake of the sharp decline of traditional industry players. Public policy will play a crucial role in shaping the rules for ownership innovation and protected space for Canadian journalism.

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018


Marshalling Incubators to Build Global Companies

...environment, roundtable participants noted that it is crucial that incubators and accelerators not only better differentiate themselves from one another and demonstrate their unique value, but that they also refocus...

Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017


The Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things in Canada

...safety 7. Vehicles: predictive maintenance, usage-based design 8. Cities: adaptive traffic control, resource management, smart meters, environmental monitoring, compliance 9. Outside: transit and navigation (particularly for trains, airplanes, ships) McKinsey...

Date: Friday December 16, 2016


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 of...

Date: Tuesday June 6, 2017


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...rooted in the digital environment. For example, companies like Apple or Samsung produce tools — phones, tablets — that run on operating systems designed to have third-party organizations build applications...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


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