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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NEW REPORT. Responding to the Trump Cuts: Canadian Tax Policy

By Daniela Stratulativ & Andrew Cardozo

CANADIAN TAX POLICY FOLLOWING THE TRUMP TAX CUTS A report from three roundtables in 2017 and 2018  A priority issue in the Pearson Centre’s ECON4TMRO series   By Daniela Stratulativ & Andrew Cardozo October 2018 The Pearson Centre would like t …

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Fighting Poverty: The Saga Continues

By Terrance Hunsley

Premier Doug Ford did not waste time in getting rid of the Ontario basic income experiment. He slammed the door on hopes that advocates had for provincial action to reduce poverty in Ontario.  He simultaneously rolled back a decision by the previous go …

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Y4C: YEAR 4 CONFERENCE Tying up loose ends, Nov 26

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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?  Join us on Nove …

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Improving Innovation Across North America – Brad Ashton

By W. Bradford Ashton, Ph.D.

 Key Challenges Facing Canada, Mexico and The United States to Advance the Science Enterprise at The National Level In general, “innovation” is thought of as “doing new things in new ways that create value” and is the basic process that is the foundati …

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Time for National Consultation on Poverty Reduction to Bear Fruit

By Terrance Hunsley

OECD in Canada to Talk Work and Social Policy The problems are becoming clearer; the solutions, ah… not so much. The OECD social policy ministers were in Canada on May 14 to talk about some familiar themes – economic inequality, precarious work, job de …

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Progressive Leadership Gala 2018

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Please see the link below for photos and notes on the discussion from the Pearson Centre’s Progressive Leadership Gala 2018. Progressive Leadership Gala   Progressive Leadership Gala An evening that honours progressive leadership in Canada and wil …

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Future of Work / Combating Racism; Halifax April 19-20

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Halifax Roundtables / Tables rondes à Halifax All welcome… Thursday / JeudiThe Future of Work Thursday, April 19, 2018; 1:00 – 2:30 pm   L’avenir du travail Le jeudi 19 avril, 2018 ; 13h00 – 14h30   Friday / Vendredi Combating Hate & Racism Friday, …

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How the Feminist budget also benefits men – Cardozo

By Andrew Cardozo

Opinion MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018  |  THE HILL TIMES Andrew Cardozo New Communications A budget about women and how it benefits men So a feminist budget is about women and may appeal politically more to women and girls, but make no mistake, men and boys ben …

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Tax policy & Trump cuts, Mintz & Evans, Feb 20

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Canadian Tax Policy following the Trump Tax Cuts with Keynote: Professor Jack Mintz, University of Calgary and Commentary: Heather Evans, CEO, Canadian Tax Foundation Moderator: Sandra Pupatello, Chair, Pearson Centre (Former Ontario Minister for Trade …

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The End of Jobs? – Cardozo

By Andrew Cardozo

Are we facing the end of jobs? By Andrew Cardozo      Jan. 29, 2018 The Hill times Work at the minimum wage and the low end of spectrum is becoming more precarious. The developing precariat, the modern day proletariat, are not just our kids in universi …

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