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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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 You are invited to 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 Dinner and Disc …

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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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Social Infrastructure & the Digital Economy 2018

By Terrance Hunsley

Third in a series, Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State For Ortega it was not a shared past that brought and kept diverse peoples together but a captivating vision for the future.(1) Justin Trudeau was elected in part because he was …

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Bland Pudding: European Pillar of Social Rights – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

Second in a series on Futures Entwined: The nation-state and the welfare state. How is the EUropean Union dealing with inequality, the global economy, population movement, and political cracks in the state of the union? The EU is suffering from the clo …

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Futures Entwined: Nation State & Welfare State – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

First in a Series It was a nice little quip for amateur philosophers. In Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, Premier Zhou Enlai was asked about the French Revolution and the development of democracy, and was reported to have replied “..it is too early to say. …

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