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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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The modern university: relevant? Yes, but is this enough?

On May 9, 2013 Canada 2020 staff attended a Canadian Club of Ottawa lunch at which Allan Rock, President of the University of Ottawa and former Chretien-era cabinet minister, delivered a speech entitled “The Skills Mismatch and the Myth of the Irrelevant University”. The speech reiterated that getting a university degree continues to lead to higher […]

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So you want to build a progressive movement in Canada

Last November, Larry Summers opened his talk at our packed Canada 2020 event, by saying that think tanks, such as Canada 2020, were vital to the political process. In his view, much of the North American political discourse is the result of a carefully placed op-ed, or a strategically researched issue brief from a think […]

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An austerity agenda hidden in an ‘NDP budget’

The Ontario government tries to satisfy everyone. How does a minority government mired in a big deficit and in the grips of weak economic growth craft a budget that satisfies the NDP opposition and keeps the financial markets content? Bob Rae, premier of Ontario for five years in the early 1990s, faced economic and fiscal […]

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