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Report Highlights | Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018

Party Financing in Canada: Perpetually New Challenges 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 number...

Date: Friday March 16, 2018


Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...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 machine...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

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

...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 Senator...

Date: Thursday January 26, 2017

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...promises. Recognize 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...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

Bilingual Communications & Marketing Specialist

...other publications on all platforms; Proactively seek media coverage for newsworthy initiatives, draft press releases, plan media launches and coordinate interviews; Collaborate with management and staff to create memorable experiences...

Date: Friday June 1, 2018

PPF welcomes budget measures that support Canadian journalism 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 be...

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018

A House Undivided: Making Senate Independence Work

...the political media from 2012–16 and; third, the Senate reference case brought by a Harper government intent on unilaterally reforming the constitutionally protected aspects of the Senate. The Supreme Court...

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016

Democracy is cracking and platforms are no help. What can we do about it? Some policy suggestions

In this Nieman Journalism Lab article we get an overview of the policy recommendations in the PPF report "Democracy Divided" as part of PPF's ongoing Shattered Mirror Series. The report addresses questions of disinformation and hate speech and its spread through social media marketing tools.

Date: Wednesday August 15, 2018

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

We can save democracy from destructive digital threats

In this Op-ed, Ed Greenspon and Taylor Owens discuss some of the policy options which would help address the threats to democracy posed by hate speech and disinformation, and which has been empowered by a highly consolidated digital media landscape.

Date: Tuesday August 21, 2018

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

...University  News media are welcome to cover the event. Please contact us to register. -30- ABOUT THE PPF The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the...

Date: Tuesday December 5, 2017

Why you shouldn’t blame Facebook for what ails democracy

...(potentially) good news: governments could take steps now to impose some order on the political activity taking place on social media platforms. Now, the bad news: social media is just one...

Date: Saturday April 7, 2018

China and Canada in an Era of Global Disruption

...the core institutions of government, business, and the media in 20 of the 28 countries surveyed by the Edelman Trust Barometer. Trade displacing jobs, technology displacing workers and jobs, short-termism...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

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