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How to Innovate FinTech in Canada

Financial Technology (known as fintech) investments are growing rapidly in Canada, with OMERS Ventures reporting that 100 fintech start-ups in Canada have collectively raised more than $1 billion in funding since 2010. As part of our research for the Canada 2020 innovation project, we held a roundtable discussion in Toronto with representatives from big banks, non-governmental organizations, fintech startups, venture capital companies and government.

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Chile, Canada and the New Global Scenario

Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s Foreign Minister, recently stated at a Canada 2020 event that “The challenge for foreign policymakers is how to skillfully combine principles and national interests in the best way possible for addressing the complex challenges of this turbulent world.” Read more of that speech here.

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Open Dialogue: A Q&A

Next week, Canada 2020 is co-hosting the Canadian Open Dialogue Forum in Ottawa – a conference that will see hundreds of policy, business and thought leaders come together to talk about how to make our policy process more open, accessible and transparent. Here, Don Lenihan answers some basic questions about open government, open dialogue and how it’s transforming the way policy gets made.

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Rethinking the scope of health care in Canada: a renewed federal role

The recently elected federal liberal government campaigned on strengthening Canada’s publicly funded health care system. How Canada ensures it provides a universal, affordable, and high quality health care system that accommodates technological innovation and changes in delivery over the next few decades is a particularly important challenge. In this piece, Mark Stabile thinks through a renewed federal role in health.

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Blog: Obama’s diplomatic achievements

Not long ago, the pundits and chattering class were turning off the lights on the Obama presidency. They said he had failed to live up to the promise of the hopes he had created as a presidential candidate. After the 2014 midterm election, the President looked isolated politically and the prospects of success on the policy front seemed very limited.

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