Economy, Trade & Jobs

In an increasingly uncertain world, our economy has been doing well compared to many other countries. But the middle-class has been losing ground and inequality continues to grow. Young people must be able to step into the workforce; trade needs to be diversified. Overall, Canada's economy needs a retool to ensure a better future for its citizens. How to attain these objectives?

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We Need a Canadian Research Council for our Social, Cultural and Economic Health

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

We could take a lesson from the health system. Over the past four decades, the federal government, with provincial involvement, has invested in health research, health information systems, performance evaluation and innovation. Those investments are pa …

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Canada-India according to the High Commissioners (Oct. 20)

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(Picture: David Lametti, MP; High Commissioner Nadir Patel; High Commissioner Vishnu Prakash; Andrew Cardozo; Sandra Pupatello) PROGRAM (Report to be posted shortly) “Roundtable with the High Commissioners” on Canada-India Relations and Trade Keynote s …

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Infrastructure & #Econ4Tmro: SOHI, IVESON; Edm Nov10

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AEG & The Pearson Centre Present: Luncheon with Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Panel conversation to follow. Infrastructure and the Economy for Tomorrow In partnership with The Pearson Centre, the Alberta Enterpris …

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REPORT: Carr, McKenna, etc: Energy & #Econ4Tmro, CGY

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In partnership with The Pearson Centre, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce hosted Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, for a dynamic discussion on how our innovation and infrastructure c …

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Innovation across North America; June 28, Ottawa

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___________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONTENTS: – Program (English and French) – Summary Report – BIO Info on the speakers – Resources on Innovation across North America ____________________ …

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REPORT: Immigration, #Econ4Tmro: John McCallum

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Co-Hosted by the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy and the Toronto Region Board of Trade Keynote: Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Chair: Sandra Pupatello, Co-Chair #Econ4Tmro, Pearson Centre; and Strategi …

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Scrapping Welfare, Hugh Segal

By Hugh Segal

The case for guaranteeing all Canadians an income above the poverty line.   This article was originally published by the Literary Review of Canada in 2012. It is a classic presentation of the rationale for a guaranteed basic income and we decided …

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Refundable tax credits, path to a basic income

By Robin Boadway

Posted by Terrance Hunsley with permission of the author and Basic Income Canada Network The pursuit of a basic income guarantee (BIG) is gathering momentum, but much of the emphasis has been on setting up pilot projects. This is fair enough given that …

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Basic Income: Let’s not do a pilot project

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

Note to readers: We would appreciate feedback  from people who have an interest in this topic, as we are considering an initiative on it. Since the election of the Trudeau government, there has been increased interest in the concept of basic income (al …

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NEW PATHS FOR INNOVATION w Navdeep Bains: Econ4Tmro

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Innovation and the #Econ4Tmro with the HON. NAVDEEP BAINS Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Monday, March 14, 2016; 12 noon to 2:00 pm Co-Hosted by the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy and the Toronto Region Board of Trade V …

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