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Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank. Founded in 2006, Canada 2020 has spent more than a decade hosting events, producing original research and starting conversations about Canada’s future. Our goal is to build a community of progressive ideas and people that will move and shape governments.

2020 Live Episode 17: On location at Women Deliver in Vancouver

The 2019 Women Deliver conference was held in Vancouver, B.C. and hosted thousands of attendees from across the globe. It is the largest gathering on gender equality with a focus on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. The 2020 Network team was on the ground to speak with activists, politicians, and community groups about the benefits of investing in women, how to advocate on behalf of all women, and what it will take to build a more gender-balanced world.

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/Thread 50: MPs grill tech giants, JWR & Philpott go Independent, and Scheer’s immigration plan

Host Sarah Turnbull is back in Ottawa with /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss takeaways from the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy, former Liberal cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott’s decision to go Independent, and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s immigration plan.

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/Thread 49: A new Digital Charter, NAFTA 2.0 progress, and the Liberal’s media bailout plan

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Toronto panelists Marieke Walsh of iPolitics and Murad Hemmadi of The Logic. The trio discuss: The Liberal government’s release of Canada’s new Digital Charter as a part of the feds larger digital strategy, why a ratified NAFTA 2.0 is looking more likely with the arrival of U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence next week in Ottawa, and the details of the Liberal’s media bailout plan.

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Our People

  • Alex Paterson
    Executive Director

  • Mira Ahmad
    Communications & Operations Manager

  • Sarah Turnbull
    Senior Producer, The 2020 Network

  • Kate Graham
    Senior Fellow

  • David McInnes
    Senior Fellow

  • Aaron Reynolds
    Consulting Producer, The 2020 Network

  • Maggie Zhang
    Financial Controller