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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
Media Advisory
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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Canada 2020 joins the Evergreen CityWorks Infrastructure Leaders Council

Canada 2020 is pleased to announce it has joined the Evergreen CityWorks Infrastructure Leaders Council, beginning in 2013 for a two year term.
The council, comprised of forward-looking organizations and partners, will advise Evergreen on the development of a new “New Deal” for cities in Canada. This means thinking through major urban challenges with a new lens of innovative, sustainable solutions.
Said Tim Barber, Canada 2020′s Co-Founder: “Canada 2020 is incredibly proud to join the Evegreen CityWorks Infrastructure Leaders Council. One of Canada 2020′s core mandates is to think past the here and now, and project forward  10, 20, 50 years the …

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New poll: Canadians want federal leadership on climate change

For immediate release
Canadians want federal leadership on
climate change: new poll
Strong support among Canadians for carbon pricing, strategic pipelines and Canada’s participation in international climate agreements says a new poll by Canada 2020 and University of Montreal
Download the results and view interactive maps at
November 6, 2013 (Ottawa) – The Canada 2020/Université de Montréal National Survey of Canadian Opinions on Climate Change, released today, reveals that 84% of Canadians believe the federal government should take the lead on combating climate change; 76% of Canadians believe Canada should sign an international climate agreement even if it means doing so before China and …

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Canada 2020 to take climate poll results on the road

Canada 2020 – Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think tank – is set to release a new poll on Canadian attitudes towards climate change, and we’re taking the results on the road.
Presented with the University of Montreal, the National Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change will be discussed at events in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal on November 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively.
Registration for the Ottawa event is free and open to the public, and features an impressive slate of experts including David Jacobson, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Scott Vaughan, President of the International Institute of Sustainable Development, David …

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Canada 2020 to host exclusive Big Data seminar session

On October 23rd, Dan Wagner and Teddy Goff are partnering with Canada 2020 for an exclusive seminar session, exploring new approaches, effective strategies and innovative ideas for:

Data collection and analytics;
Social media and online communications; and
Online organizing, targeting and mobilization.

This is the opportunity to learn from the very best data, campaign and marketing minds in the business.
The New York Times has called the work that Dan, Teddy and their teams accomplished as a complete breakthrough in the world of marketing and politics: “After the election, [Obama for America] had not only helped produce a victory that defied a couple of historical …

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