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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 […]

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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 […]

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Canadians want federal leadership on climate change: new Canada 2020 poll

Download the results and view interactive maps at canada2020.ca/climatepoll 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 […]

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The Canada-China relationship – how we keep up the momentum

The CCCE, in partnership with Canada 2020, held an event titled “Canada-China Relations, Keeping up the Momentum”. At the event,Wendy Dobson of Rotman presented her book, Partners and Rivals:  The uneasy future of China’s relationship with the United States. She exhorted Canadians to anticipate the future, when China will move up the value chain in […]

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CIDA could only exist in an ideal world

Thursday’s federal budget marked the end of an era in Canada’s approach to foreign aid with the merging of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) into the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). To some this might seem like just another bureaucratic shuffle, meaningless in the broad scheme of things. To others, in the NGO community […]

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Employment-Focused Roundtables: Summary Report

Download the Full Report In October 2012, the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario published its final report, Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario. Between January and May 2013, the Ministry of Community and Social Services held six roundtable meetings in Toronto with a group of some 30 stakeholders and clients […]

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It’s not unemployment, it’s underemployment

There are a lot of different ways to describe the period after a young person graduates from their schooling, but increasingly in Canada, one word sticks out: underemployed. That’s underemployed. It’s a somewhat slippery concept, and an even harder one to prescribe policy around, but efforts have been made by various banks and other international […]

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Industrial policy is back — except in Ontario

Industrial policy — government interventions to grow and improve the competitiveness of select industries — is back in fashion, according to a new paper by John M. Curtis and Dan Ciuriak published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). In fact, industrial policies never really went out of style, except in the Anglo-American […]

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Searching for Canada’s Michelle Obama

“Mom, I should eat broccoli because Michelle Obama says I should eat broccoli.” What music to the ears of parents and policymakers! A week ago, Canada 2020 hosted the fifth and final panel of the year in our signature speaker series, The Canada We Want in 2020. The topic was ‘confronting the crisis in public […]

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Confronting the crisis in public health

Author: Aqsa Malik Release Date: May 22, 2013 Pages: 26 This paper was prepared as background material for the Canada 2020 event ‘Confronting the crisis in public health’ on May 28, 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. It was written by Aqsa Malik, who is finishing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia’s Brain […]

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