A new season, a new identity!  

Effective September 1, 2014, the Centre is renamed as the "Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy / Le Centre Pearson pour des politiques progressistes"  

Lester B. Pearson and his government embodies a lot of what has defined modern Canada.  His was a transformative government that brought in innovative and forward-looking policies, most of which are still relevant and are the issues that continue to define Canada and Canadian public policy.  His policies addressed the Canadian identity, economic and social policies and international affairs. The policies we need for the future are about being progressive, transformative and innovative and that is what the Pearson Centre is dedicated to in 2014 and the years ahead.You will notice that our branding will remain largely the same as we continue our original objectives of working towards a progressive future for Canada. 

Nenshi says federal parties will benefit from investments in cities

At a special roundtable hosted by the Centre in Ottawa on September 4, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, pictured here with Landon Pearson, said the federal party that promises to invest in roads, transit etc. will be rewarded in the next election. He also said politicians need to treat all voters/citizens with respect. Don't underestimate Canadians. A report will be posted on: www.thecanadiancentre.ca.

Marchi to speak on Diplomacy and on Foreign Policy (Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 )

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, Former Minister of International Trade and Canadian Ambassador to the WTO, will speak on "Style and Substance: Reflections on Canadian Diplomacy" at the Munck School of Global Affiars, University of Toronto, and on "Canada's Foreign Policy: The Case for Rest" at the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa.

Read more on the Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 events. ...



Kim Campbell: Doing Politics Differently (Sep. 22)

Recognizing the role that the Right Honourable Kim Campbell played as federal minister and Prime Minister, and what she has done since, in Canada and internationally. And....what does this mean for the future? The Centre is co-sponsoring a forum with Famous 5 Ottawa on “Doing Politics Differently" at Carleton University (River Building, 2nd Floor), 4:00 – 6:00 PM. FREE Admission

Multiculturalism 2021: Multiculturalism at 50 (Oct. 8)

Multiculturalism 2021: Multiculturalism at 50 (Oct. 8)

Love or hate it, one has to agree that the diversity of this country works better than in most. - What have we done right and what have we done wrong? - And what do we want of our multicultural society in 2021, the 50th anniversary of this uniquely Canadian experience. A panel discussion will be held on October 8, …

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Appel à la convergence et à l'action des mouvements sociaux progressistes

Sakura Saunders

Lundi 25 août 2014

À l'issue du Forum social des peuples (FSP) qui s'est tenu à Ottawa du 21 au 24 août, les mouvements sociaux présents ont lancé un appel à la convergence et à l'action. « Nous avons participé au Forum social des peuples, car il est urgent de freiner les attaques à la démocratie, de libérer nos …

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Economic Projections for Canadians 2015 (Jan. 2015)

Economic Projections for Canadians 2015 (Jan. 2015)

Economic Projections for Canadians 2015; University Club of Toronto, 380 University Ave. (Between Queen and Dundas). This will be the second annual breakfast event of a very successful panel discussion held in Toronto. What is expected of the markets and the economy and what are the issues that are expected to affect ordinary Canadians - families, young people, seniors, etc.? …

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Summer School for Politicos and Activists, Ottawa, July 22, 2014 

Hosted by the Canadian Centre: Leadership training: Hard work, get organized, canvas non-stop, engage volunteers, targeting messages — at Ottawa City Hall.

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