Y4C: Year 4 Conference – Tying up loose ends

The Year 4 Conference….Y4C


We want to invite you to be part of an important conference this fall – one that focuses on Year 4 of the current Parliament. What do you want to see the government and opposition parties accomplish?


November 4 is the third anniversary of the current federal government, which means one more year till the next election.


Depending on your perspective, this Parliament has been very productive or not productive enough, on the nose or off the mark. This conference will begin with a review of the past three years, but spend most time on Year 4. What needs to happen? What projects need completion? What loose ends need to get tied up. It’s less about the politics and more about the policy.


Ministers, MPs from all parties and Senators are being invited to talk about what they plan to do in the year ahead. Business, labour academia, NGOs and others are invited to put forward their top priorities for the year ahead.


Agenda outline (Draft)


The following is the draft outline of the agenda.


8:30 am       A review of Years 1 to 3

10:00           Economic priorities for Year 4

Canada-US relations; Fiscal policy; Energy & Environment Policy; Immigration

11:30 noon   Innovation Policy and the Future of Work

Innovation policy, skills, the gig-economy, inclusive workplaces

12:30 pm     Working Lunch:

Year 4 for the House of Commons and Senate: A multi-party panel

1:30             Roundtables A: Pharmacare, Housing & Poverty Reduction, Reconciliation,

4:00             Roundtables B: Diversity, International Affairs

5:00             Adjournment


Watch for the Eventbrite page to be up shortly so you can register with the early bird rate.

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