What We Do

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.

Quality Content Episode 28: The Martin Family Initiative, with the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin and Chloe Ferguson

On the latest Quality Content, Alex Paterson sits down with the founder of The Martin Family Initiative, former prime minister of Canada, Paul Martin, and the organization’s Early Years Program Director, Chloe Ferguson to chat about MFI’s central program pillars, the importance of community involvement and leadership, and how lessons at the grassroots level can be applied to government decision-making.

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2020 Live Episode 14: In conversation with the Minister of Rural Economic Development, Bernadette Jordan

Hon. Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the challenges and opportunities of improved connectivity infrastructure across the country. Listen to hear Minister Jordan take questions from the live studio audience about what is being done in rural parts of Canada to improve connectivity, and why it’s so important for the economy.

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/Thread 47: Canola crisis, managing spring floods, and the Caster Semenya ruling

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s, and David Reevely of the Canadian Press. The three discuss: the ongoing canola crisis in Canada and trade tensions with China, spring flooding relief and municipal infrastructure dilemmas, and the Caster Semenya court ruling and the implications for female athletics.

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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