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Canada 2020 and the University of Montreal have released a new survey showing Canadians are more concerned, more informed, more willing to pay, and more demanding of federal action on climate change than Americans. The full survey, interactive maps, and other resources are posted at www.canada2020.ca/climatepoll. In this post, we have selected some of the more surprising results.
The Canadian Council of Chief Executives’ Ailish Campbell reports from our joint event, “The Canada-China Relationship: Keeping up the momentum” on Tuesdsay, October 29th. At the event, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall joined a panel of experts to talk to way forward for our two economies. In this post, Campbell summarizes 5 thoughts on how to keep up the momentum.
As short as 20 years ago, our combined attainment of education, work experience, and connections would place many young Canadians on a secure career track that would allow us to pay back our loans, save for a house, and contribute to the overall productivity of this great country. Today, that’s more or less not the case, and an increasing number of young Canadians are caught in a veritable limbo state of underemployment.
With Parliament Hill adjourned for the summer, Ottawa is a much quieter place, giving us time to catch up on a number of fantastic reports that have been published by organizations in our network. We have scoured the web and come back with six must-read reports to add to your summer reading list. Featuring work from the Brookings Institution, the Center for American Progress, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and more.
We love infographics at Canada 2020 – and there’s no better time to browse and read them then over the long summer office hours.
Here’s 10 online features from The Guardian, The Economic Policy Institute, The White House and more than you should catch up on. Topics include tracking and comparing national carbon outputs, measuring exactly how inequality is rising in North America and answering what makes Canadians sick.
Countries with robust industrial policies — especially in Asia and other emerging markets — have seen superior growth performance post-recession.
Canada 2020′s Eugene Lang looks at the sad-state of affairs in Ontario’s, Canada’s former manufacturing heartland and the things governments can do to promote investment, industrial development and economic growth.
Diana Carney writes about the innovation challenges facing global agriculture. Read her commentary on the CIC’s website here.
Shell’s top Canadian Executive, and former Canada 2020 speaker, has called on Ottawa to release a coherent carbon policy. Shawn McCarthy from the Globe has the details.
FT takes a look at the growing prominence of the inequality debate in America politics – echoes of which are being felt in Canadian federal byelections this month. Read it here (login required).
The Brookings Institution has a great summary of what’s been happening at the UNFCCC COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland. Read it here.
Noted social theorist Roberto Unger says left-of-center progressives currently lack imagination in tackling our biggest, most fundamental challenges in society. Listen to his sit down at the London School of Economics here.
The Toronto Star’s Susan Delacourt explores the challenges Canadian political parties face in fundraising – citing our October Big Data event. Link here.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird writes about Asia’s rising cities – and what they mean for Canada – in the Ottawa Citizen. Read it here.
Canada 2020 Research Advisers Miles Corak and Mark Stabile write about the intergenerational aspects of inequality. The Globe & Mail.
CSIS has released a new conference report, focusing on the security dimensions of an increasingly influential China. Download it here.
Maggie Koerth-Baker details why it is so important to be honest about the way our values impact our views on climate change. Read her piece here.
Excellent briefing from our friends at the Brookings Institution on the importance of early childhood education interventions. Read it here.
From the Toronto Star: Tim Harper explores the Harper government’s middle class credentials.
Watch McKinsey & Company’s guide on how to make cities great. Link.
Economist Don Drummond questions Canada’s supposed mismatch between skills and jobs. Read it in the Toronto Star.
The Brookings Institution has an insightful commentary on the nuances behind public policy aimed at social mobility. Read it here.
David McLaughlin from the Canada 2020 Research Advisory Board offers insight into the ‘game changing’ Energy East pipeline, announced this week. Read it here.
CIGI has posted a new report detailing the key players, facts, funds and myths about climate financing. Read it here.
The Canadian Medical Association has released a new report showing how poverty is contributing to the poor health of Canadians. Read it here, as well as Canada 2020′s similar findings in Inequality as a driver.
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