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/Thread #51: Ban on single-use plastics, pharmacare plan release, and Raps make history

Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by /Thread panelists Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s and David Reevely of The Canadian Press. The trio discuss: the federal government’s announcement to ban single-use plastics by 2021, the details of the report by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, led by Dr. Eric Hoskins, and the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA finals win.

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Announcement: Canada 2020 to host President Barack Obama in Ottawa

“We’re thrilled to welcome President Obama back to Canada 2020’s stage in our nation’s capital. President Obama is a generation-defining political leader, and an inspiration to millions around the world. Canada 2020 is thrilled to help spread his message of civic engagement, community leadership and tolerance.

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Canada 2020 launches initiative studying rise and fall of Canada’s female First Ministers

Since 1867, only 12 women have served as either premier or prime minister in Canada. There have, in fact, been more than three times as many First Ministers named John than there have been women. Furthermore, when women have served in Canada’s senior-most political roles, they do so in more challenging circumstances, serve roughly half as long as their male counterparts, and when they stand for re-election, they lose.

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Quality Content Episode 17: Sick Not Weak, with Michael Landsberg

Host Alex Paterson is joined by Michael Landsberg, veteran sports journalist and current host of First Up with Landsberg and Colaiacovo and former host of Off the Record on TSN. The two discuss Landsberg’s experiences with mental illness, his dedication to the cause, and why he chooses to speak out, not just on Bell Let’s Talk day, but every day.

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Canada 2020 welcomes new Senior Fellow, David McInnes

CANADA 2020 announces that David McInnes will be joining the organization as a Senior Fellow. David is leading The Canada Food Brand Project, a new collaborative research initiative aimed at giving policymakers, industry leaders and stakeholders the tools they need to seize Canada’s agri-food potential.

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We’re hiring: Junior Producer

Canada 2020 is hiring a Junior Producer to join the Canada 2020 team in Ottawa, Ontario on a two-year contract. The 2020 Network launched in June, 2018 with daily shows focused on current affairs, policy issues, and arts and culture. The network is an extension of Canada 2020’s mandate as a convener and curator of interesting ideas, presented […]

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