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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.

Advisory: James Comey to speak at Canada 2020

Former FBI Director James Comey will speak at Canada 2020, Canada’s leading progressive think-tank, on June 5th in Ottawa. Mr. Comey will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s 5th Annual Canada 2020 Conference, an annual gathering of Canada’s progressive policy community. Speakers in the past have included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Advisory: Canada 2020 Health Summit to focus on data, drugs and diet

27 March 2018 (Ottawa) – Data, drugs and diet will be the topic of conversation at this year’s 4th Annual Canada 2020 Health Innovation Summit, happening at the Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa on March 28th, 2018. The event brings together thought, business and policy leaders from the health and healthcare space. This year, we will be discussing the intersectional impact that increased consumer data, a renewed interest in pharmacare, and the ongoing conversation on diet are having on Canada’s health system.

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Canada 2020 Policy Lab: The National Pharmacare Initiative

On May 29th, Canada 2020 is convening a full-day session on National Pharmacare, in response to the government’s Budget 2018 commitment to create an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. In the Budget, the government cites the high costs of drugs and the statistic that one in ten Canadians cannot afford the prescription drugs they need as reasons why a National Pharmacare plan is needed.

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Our People

  • Tom Pitfield

  • Tim Barber

  • Susan Smith

  • Bruce Heyman
    Special Adviser

  • Alex Paterson
    Director, Communications & Operations

  • Mike Moffatt
    Director, Policy & Research

  • Emilie Montour
    Project Coordinator

  • Maggie Zhang