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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.

/Thread #36: Updates on SNC-Lavalin affair, Lisa MacLeod’s apology, and bidding farewell to NASA’s Opportunity rover

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from the Trudeau cabinet following the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Ontario Social Services Minister Lisa Macleod’s apology to a behavioural analyst group claiming she threatened them to support the Tories’ new autism plan, and saying farewell to NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover.

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Quality Content #18: Animal Behaviour, with Alison Snowden and David Fine

Host Alex Paterson chats with Oscar-winning filmmakers, and husband and wife duo, Alison Snowden and David Fine about their new animated short, Animal Behaviour, which profiles five animals who undertake group therapy session to discuss their inner angsts. The film questions whether animals, like humans, should adapt to social norms. It’s been nominated for a 2019 Academy Award and a Canadian Screen Award. Alex reached them in their Vancouver home.

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/Thread #35: The Globe and Mail’s bombshell report, SOTU, and ‘Thank God For Canada!’

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists David Reevely of The Canadian Press and Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s. Topics include: The Globe and Mail’s scathing report that puts the PMO in the spotlight for allegedly pressuring the former AG to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case, the main themes out of the State of the Union address, and the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s latest op-ed ‘Thank God For Canada.’

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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