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

development, balancing risk management and innovative spirit can help limit bureaucratic inefficiencies that erode internal productivity and external impact. Endnotes [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Date: Wednesday June 7, 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

Democracy Divided: Countering Disinformation and Hate in the Digital Public Sphere

Democracy has been made vulnerable to attack by hate speech and disinformation on digital and social platforms. Policy must be implemented to reconcile freedom of speech and freedom of the press with these online news threats to democracy.

Date: Wednesday August 15, 2018


...but it generally means capital assets built and maintained in the public interest for economic and social purposes including roads, bridges and public transit, water and wastewater facilities, health care...

Date: Tuesday October 11, 2016

Pathways to Sustainable Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadians

This report is the culmination of a project that engaged Canadians in roundtable discussions about access barriers, the role of real-world evidence in system improvement, and how to move the healthcare system forward. Participants’ recommendations on reducing barriers to access, strengthening data and evidence and finding balance in our healthcare system.

Date: Friday April 20, 2018

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

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

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

A House Undivided: Making Senate Independence Work

...Public Policy and has also held senior political and public service positions, including Secretary to Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations and Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council from 1980–83. Mr. Kirby...

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...and subsequently became an alternative to the services provided by local government. All three businesses were created to fill gaps in public service delivery, and subsequently scaled up to become...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...a community-centric approach to alleviating unemployment, and subsequently became an alternative to the services provided by local government. All three businesses were created to fill gaps in public service delivery,...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 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

Legitimacy in Reconciliation: A Path Forward

Indigenous youth had clear ideas on how to find the legitimacy needed for reconciliation at the Public Policy Forum's (PPF) Nov. 29 unconference in Regina. This report highlights their six recommendations. In August 2017, the Centre for Public Impact approached PPF to be a part of a global project that explores What is legitimacy? How is it achieved and preserved? How does it manifest in different parts of the world? PPF brought together 21 young Indigenous people to discuss if the Government of Canada has the legitimacy to deliver on its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and how it can work to build the trust and transparency required.

Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018

Summary report: Open policy-making in a digital age

...the Public Policy Forum, this one-day session explored the topic through a mix of keynote and panel presentations drawing on perspectives from all sectors of the economy — public, private,...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017

Canada-China Relations: A Note on Public Attitudes

University of British Columbia Why do Public Attitudes about China Matter Now? Public views about China around the world display common strands of ambivalence, anxiety and opportunity, and are volatile as...

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017

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