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Updated: Canada 2020 launches new federal policy paper series

Eleven in-depth federal policy papers to be published spring and fall 2014 on Canada2020.ca
Canada 2020, Canada’s leading independent progressive think-tank, has launched a new policy paper series about the federal government choices that must be made in the coming years to ensure Canada’s economic prosperity and social well-being.
Published spring and fall 2014 on canada2020.ca/publications, this suite of papers cover topics ranging from large global themes (energy politics, Canada’s foreign policy future, economic inequality) to more granular process issues (democratic reform, renewal of the public service, intergovernmental relations).
Comments about the series:
“Canada’s marketplace for new ideas is about to rapidly expand and …

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Advisory: Canada 2020 hosts U.S. Ambassador for first keynote speech to Canadians

(May 28, 2014) OTTAWA – Recently-appointed U.S. Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Bruce A. Heyman, will deliver his first official speech to Canadians at a dinner event on June 2nd at the National Gallery of Canada. The event will be hosted by Canada 2020, Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank and the Embassy of the United States of America in Ottawa.

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Canada 2020 hosts Ontario Votes Speaker Series

Ontario is going to the polls in June, and Canada 2020 wants you to hear from the 3 major candidates seeking your support.
Click below to view speeches and purchase tickets to upcoming events:

Liberal Candidate: Premier Kathleen Wynne (May 8 2014)

Watch her speech here

Progressive Conservative Candidate: Tim Hudak (May 13 2014)

Watch his speech here

NDP Candidate: Andrea Horwath (May 23 2014)

Watch her speech here

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Award-winning economist, Daron Acemoglu, speaks to packed Canada 2020 house

On Monday, April 28th, Canada 2020 hosted award-winning economist, Dr. Daron Acemoglu, in front of a packed house at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.
Dr. Acemoglu is the Killian Professor of Economics at MIT in Boston, and his latest book, Why Nations Fail: the origins of power, prosperity and poverty is a New York Times Best-Seller and contributed to Dr. Acemoglu’s winning of the John Bates Clark medal, given to outstanding economists under 40.
His talk focused on the importance of building inclusive institutions – both economic and political – to ensure economic growth is secured in the long-run.
You can watch …

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Advisory: Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney delivers keynote speech at Canada 2020

Updated: Click here to read the full text from Brian Mulroney’s speech
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Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney to give keynote speech at Canada 2020
Progressive think tank asks former PM “What is the next big thing for Canada?”
Ottawa (April 6th, 2014) – Canada 2020, Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think tank is hosting Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, for a keynote speech entitled “The Next Big Thing For Canada” in Ottawa on Tuesday April 8th, 2014.
“Canada 2020 has asked Brian Mulroney to identify what is the next big challenge – or set of challenges – that the federal …

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Announcing Canada 2020′s new Advisory Board

February 21st 2014 (Ottawa) – Canada 2020 is pleased to announce its brand new Advisory Board.
Chaired by Don Newman, the new group will assist Canada 2020 in its pursuit of opening dialogue on strategic, progressive federal policy in Canada.
The new Canada 2020 Advisory Board is:

Don Newman, Chairman
Robert Asselin, University of Ottawa
John Brodhead, Evergreen Cityworks
Matt Browne, Center for American Progress
Mark Cameron, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Ailish Campbell, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
Diana Carney, London
Kenneth Courtis, Themes Investment Management
Kim Furlong, Amgen Canada
Ian Mallory, Pickworth Investments
David McLaughlin, University Waterloo
Anne McLellan, Bennett Jones LLP
Howie Millard, TD Bank Group
Peter Nicholson, Canadian Council of the Academies
Emilie Potvin, Canadian Chamber …

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Canada 2020 and Clean Energy Canada partner for event

Canada 2020 and Clean Energy Canada are pleased to announce their partnership to bring Ethan Zindler, Head of Policy Analysis for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, to Ottawa for a free, public talk about how Canada can compete in the global clean energy boom.
Right now, the global market for clean energy products and services is worth a staggering $1 trillion—a number that is expected to triple before the end of this decade. Today our country hosts a small but vital clean energy sector, but we are barely scratching the surface of our potential. What are the most promising opportunities—in Asia and …

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“Leveraging the Military Buy” re-airing on CPAC

Canada 2020′s “Leveraging the Military Buy: from opportunity to reality” will be re-airing on CPAC tonight, Friday January 24th at 9:30 PM, and again tomorrow, Saturday January 25th at 10:40 AM.
Click here to watch individual interviews with our panelists Ray Castelli, Sahir Khan and David Perry.

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Release: Canada 2020 a global “think tank to watch”

January 23, 2013 (Ottawa) – Canada 2020 is one of the leading “Think Tanks to Watch” in Canada and around the world, according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index Project report, released this week.
The Index, which tracks and ranks the work of hundreds of organizations from around the world, is the most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks.
The selection committee identified Canada 2020′s efforts from the previous year, which included the establishment of a progressive research hub, in-depth polling and analysis on climate and energy, and hosting thousands of Canadians at Canada 2020′s free, open public …

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House Finance Committee cites Canada 2020 work on inequality

The House Standing Committee on Finance has published its report on income inequality, citing Canada 2020′s work, research and thought-leadership.
You can download it in full here (jump to page 40 for the committee’s recommendations).
The report was set in motion by Liberal MP Scott Brison, whose motion to study the effects of income inequality in Canada received cross-party support in the House of Commons in early 2013.
The report features testimony from Canada 2020′s Diana Carney, as well as Dr. Miles Corak, whose Canada 2020 paper Public policies for equality of opportunity and social mobility in Canada is essential reading for Canadian …

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