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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Time for National Consultation on Poverty Reduction to Bear Fruit

By Terrance Hunsley

When the Trudeau government was elected, Jean Yves Duclos was appointed to cabinet with a mandate to implement increases to children’s benefits, and to consult with Canadians on further measures to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class. The co …

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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

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OECD in Canada to talk work and social policy

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

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 destruction by automation, and how to adjust s …

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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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Pearson Progressive Leadership Awards May 14, Toronto

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Progressive Leadership Gala Report to be published shortly. An evening that honours progressive leadership in Canada and will be a chance to hear from some of Canada’s most forward-thinking leaders. Monday, May 14, 2018 5:30 Reception;  6:30 to 8:30 Di …

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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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Poor Health and Low Income Among Older Workers

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

5th in a series; Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State …in the United States, for men born in 1930 those in the top 20 per cent of earners have a 5-year longer life expectancy than those in the bottom 50 per cent. For people born i …

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Canada & OECD Reducing Income Inequality?

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

Fourth in a series: Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State Many people, especially social advocacy groups, feel that government commitments to the welfare state started a long period of retrenchment in the late seventies. The idea tha …

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