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Researchers from Canada and the United States have partnered with Canada 2020 to publish their key findings from the Canada-US Comparative Climate Survey, conducted in the fall of 2013. This report delves deeper into the data, analyzing key trends and preferences across a variety of indicators including region, partisan divide, and others. For interactive maps and other data, visit www.canada2020.ca/climatepoll
Is Canada ready for a universal childcare system? If so, what does ‘universal’ look like? Canada’s current childcare system is a fragmented and patchwork landscape that has been recognized internationally as a serious human development concern. Set against the backdrop of increased media and policy attention to social mobility, Canada 2020′s Analytical Commentary No. 6 focuses on the relationship between income inequality, equality of opportunity and universal childcare.
As China begins challenging the U.S. for political and economic dominance in the pacific region, establishing free trade agreements with the rest of the continent is imperative for Canada. This makes the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), a free trade deal that would span the Pacific Ocean but notably does not include China, an essential component of Canada’s long-term trade agenda.
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.
The Globe & Mail’s Barrie McKenna details new efforts by the federal government to jumpstart Canada’s innovation agenda. Read about it here.
Despite the Canadian military’s claim of success, the mission failed to extinguish Afghanistan’s insurgency or stabilize the country. Read Roland Paris’ take in IPPR here.
Frank Graves and Eugene Lang take a closer look at StatCan’s data and sees signs of trouble for Canada’s middle class. Read their take here.
Insights into inequality in America: to be a true progressive, Barack Obama should borrow ideas from the Republicans. Read here.
New research on social mobility in the U.S. suggests equality of opportunity is increasingly scarce. Watch the PBS interview with Dr. Raj Chetty here.
The Globe & Mail’s Jeff Simpson details Canada’s recent history of procurement failures: read it here.
Productivity growth on a steady decline according to the Conference Board. Read analysis in the Financial Times here.
An impressive slate of Canadian energy, environment and aboriginal experts met 5 times last year to discuss energy development in Canada. Read the summary of their conversations.
Wherein the focus on inequality goes global – and why that matters in the long-run. Andrew Norton’s thoughts here.
Even some U.S. conservatives are beginning to think rationally about the role of government. Can Canadian progressives say the same? From National Affairs.
Ian Bremmer and Robert Johnston of the Eurasia Group say Canada’s biggest risk for 2014 is diminished influence in Washington. Read here.
Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of Economics at Columbia University, shares his thoughts on on inequality here.
Read Thomas Friedman’s take on Daron Acemoglu’s new book, Why Nations Fail in the New York Times.
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests the federal government has “lost control” of the $105-billion ship building contract. Read about it here.
Podesta, founder of The Center for American Progress and former Canada 2020 speaker, will now advise President Barack Obama as he closes out the remainder of his second term. Read the details here.
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.
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