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2020 Live Episode 17: On location at Women Deliver in Vancouver

The 2019 Women Deliver conference was held in Vancouver, B.C. and hosted thousands of attendees from across the globe. It is the largest gathering on gender equality with a focus on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. The 2020 Network team was on the ground to speak with activists, politicians, and community groups about the benefits of investing in women, how to advocate on behalf of all women, and what it will take to build a more gender-balanced world.

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2020 Live Episode 16: On location at Collision tech conference in Toronto

Thousands gathered at the Collision tech conference in Toronto last week, the first time the global forum has taken place in Canada. The 2020 Network was there to capture the thoughts of entrepreneurs and tech gurus who spoke about where the industry is headed, how the tech sector is working to become more diverse, and how Canada, and specifically Toronto, is attracting innovators. You’ll hear from thought leaders like Toronto Mayor John Tory, the co-founder of Collision Paddy Cosgrave, and more.

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2020 Live Episode 15: In Conversation with the Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the future of Canada’s pharmacare plan just months before the release of the Pharmacare Advisory Council’s final report. The report will include specific recommendations on the program’s design and delivery. Listen to hear Minister Petitpas Taylor take questions from a live studio audience about the scope, shape, and goals of a national pharmacare plan.

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2020 Live Episode 14: In conversation with the Minister of Rural Economic Development, Bernadette Jordan

Hon. Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, joins Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 studio to discuss the challenges and opportunities of improved connectivity infrastructure across the country. Listen to hear Minister Jordan take questions from the live studio audience about what is being done in rural parts of Canada to improve connectivity, and why it’s so important for the economy.

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2020 Live Episode 13: In Conversation with Senator Yuen Pau Woo

Senator Yuen Pau Woo, facilitator of the Independent Senators group (ISG), joins host Alex Paterson in the Canada 2020 event space to talk about what the ISG means for our parliamentary democracy, and how the chamber of sober second thought is working to rebuild trust with Canadians. Recorded live on March 6th, 2019.

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2020 Live Episode 12: In Conversation with Sarada Peri

On Wednesday, January 30th, Canada 2020, alongside the Ryerson Leadership Lab, welcomed former senior speech writer to President Barack Obama, Sarada Peri to Ottawa for a discussion about today’s current political climate both in the U.S. and Canada, how to respond to the rise of populism, and her experiences working alongside the former commander in chief.

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2020 Live Episode 11: In Conversation with Ben Rhodes

On Wednesday, December 12th, Canada 2020 hosted a live event with Ben Rhodes in our Ottawa studio space. His Q&A with Jodi Butts, presented here, covers his new book, The World as It Is, his time as deputy national security advisor to Barack Obama, and transitioning into life after the White House.

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2020 Live Episode 10: Q&A with Bob Woodward in Toronto

On this special edition of 2020 Live, Canada 2020 welcomed two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and associate editor at the Washington Post Bob Woodward who spoke about the U.S. midterms and Donald Trump’s presidency with The Globe and Mail’s editor-in-chief David Walmsley.

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