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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.

Quality Content Episode 23: A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement, with Rick Mercer

Host Alex Paterson kicks off a series of interviews with the 2019 recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards with a conversation with one of Canada’s most treasured political and social commentators, Rick Mercer. Rick will receive the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award on April 27. The two talk about his celebrated career as a broadcaster, his current endeavours, and the state of Canadian comedy.

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/Thread 41:Budget 2019, SNC-Lavalin updates, and Trump’s possible opponents in 2020

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: key takeaways from the Liberal’s pre-election budget; SNC-Lavalin updates, including the resignation of the Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, the justice committee’s decision to shutdown the investigation, and former Cabinet Minister Jane Philpott’s interview in Maclean’s. To cap it off, they look at the democrats hoping to take down President Trump in the 2020 U.S. election.

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Explain Like I’m Five Episode 31: Boeing 737 Max 8, with Larry Vance

Host Aaron Reynolds is joined by Larry Vance, former Government of Canada pilot, former investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and the original author of the organization’s Manual of Investigations Operations. Vance shares what’s known about the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash last weekend that involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, its similarities to the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia just five months ago, and the role of automation in aviation.

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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